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Hilary Mantel on the dangers of writing historical fiction — Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Red coats armyA relation of past events brings you up against events and mentalities that, should you choose to describe them, would bring you to the borders of what your readers could bear. The danger you have to negotiate is not the dimpled coyness of the past – it is its obscenity.
Hilary Mantel

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One comment on “Hilary Mantel on the dangers of writing historical fiction — Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

  1. theowllady
    December 8, 2014

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

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