Tag: Historical Fiction

Courtly Quips for historical reenactments and entertainment by Gayla Groom

  Gayla Groom explains that she is, “book editor; here’s my portfolio. I put this new book together by reading through five volumes of collections of “wit” from the 1700s and 1800s, on archive.org. None of these had ever been digitized, and some of them still used those s’s that look like f’s; the OCR… Read more »

Becoming a debut novelist at 82 – Patricia Reis and Sibylline Press

Patricia Reis’ debut historical novel Unsettled will be published later this year. Patricia is 82 years old. She has written a memoir and some nonfiction in the past, but this is her first novel. Unsettled (2) Tip Sheet – Patricia Reis – Unsettled – New (3)   Publishing Brilliant Women 50 and Older www.SibyllinePress.com

Jonathan Vischer’s debut novel delves into the life of Elizabeth Sawyer, who was hanged for witch craft in 1621

The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer set in London in the 17th century is Jonathan Vischer’s <www.jonathanvischer.com> debut novel. He is a PhD graduate, living in Ireland and Jonathan’s novel will be launched on October the 25th at Queen’s University Belfast <https://www.qub.ac.uk/events/whats-on/listing/launchthewonderfuldiscoveryofelizabethsawyerbyjonathanvischer.html>. Jonathan explains that, “The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer, examines a case of… Read more »

What have the 1974 Revolution in Portugal and civil unrest in Zagreb in 1991 got to do with ‘Passion, Tragedy, and Revolution in the Age of Enlightenment’?

    The answer is the author Julieta Almeida Rodrigues and her debut novel Eleonora and Joseph. Her career and life have meant that she has lived, “through unique world events beginning with the ‘hot summer’ that followed the April 25, 1974 revolution in Portugal, when the country seemed ready to become the European Cuba…. Read more »

Battles as settings for historical novels – Georgette Heyer and Terry C. Pierce

What do the historical fiction novels The Infamous Army (1937) by Georgette Heyer  and Without Warning: The Saga of Gettysburg, A Reluctant Union Hero, and the Men He Inspired (2020) by debut novelist Terry Pierce have in common? The novels both have battles and battlefields as their primary settings. Secondly, they have both incorporated meticulous… Read more »

Jane Austen’s London in the company of M.C. Beaton and Agatha Christie

Having turned right into Old Bond Street one had just a tiny glimpse of the type of houses that Willoughby lodged in in ‘Sense and Sensibility’ where he wrote his selfish and heartless letter to Marianne. Although the sound of cars and taxis has replaced that of horses and carts it does still have at… Read more »

About Myfanwy

Myfanwy is an ‘eclectic’ writer who is fascinated with experimenting with words and their potential enlightening power. She writes short stories, because they are like health food bars. They are small, satisfying and packed with intense power and energy producing ideas. They can also be fitted around the often mentally or physically draining routine of work.

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