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10 things Hilary Mantel knows about writing Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

This list is an extract from a post by Hilary Mantel, the international bestselling author, and seems like a good and thought-provoking way to start the new year. It originally … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

A 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 … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · 1 Comment


I love and loathe historical novels. I’m rarely indifferent. LOVE the books that capture a different way of thinking and being, that give you the feeling that, while human nature … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 6 Comments