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Take to the air with Claude Grahame-White and Rebecca Mascull

Posted on: 03/05/2017 with tags: historical fiction, Rebecca Mascull, The Wild Air, 20th Century, WW1

Author of The Wild Air Rebecca Mascull explores women’s position in the aviation industry and the real-life figure of Claude Grahame-White. A major personality of early aviation, Claude Grahame-White is rightly revered for his place in the history of flying. So, this is what’s true and what isn’t about Claude Grahame-White in my book The Wild Air: he was very good-looking – just look at any photograph! And he was married to a wealthy socialite. He was instrumental in the creation and development…

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THE VISITORS: Rebecca Mascull answers your questions

Posted on: 15/07/2014 with tags: author interview, debut novel, historical fiction, Rebecca Mascull, The Visitors

We thought you might like to know a little bit more about the inspiration behind THE VISITORS. Here are Rebecca’s answers to some readers’ questions: Where did the idea for the Visitors come from? I’ve mentioned the deaf students I worked with and Helen Keller. Many of the other features of this story came through the research, such as the hop and oyster farming, and the Boer War. My primary goal with the story was to try to inhabit the mind of someone who had no language, and convey…

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Rebecca Mascull interviewed by fellow Hodder author Martine Bailey

Posted on: 23/05/2014 with tags: An Appetite for Violets, author blog, author interview, debut novel, historical fiction, Martine Bailey, Rebecca Mascull, The Visitors, writing

In the second half of this week’s posts on our authors interviewing each other, here are Rebecca Mascull’s answers to Martine Bailey’s questions about her debut novel, THE VISITORS. 1. Tell me about your Great Great Aunt Adeliza. How did family history inspire you? When I was writing THE VISITORS, I decided to use hop farming as the profession of my main character’s father. I then discovered that there was a hop-farming connection in my family’s past. Some maternal relatives –…

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Martine Bailey interviewed by fellow Hodder author Rebecca Mascull

Posted on: 22/05/2014 with tags: An Appetite for Violets, author blog, author interview, debut novel, historical fiction, Martine Bailey, Rebecca Mascull, The Visitors

It’s wonderful when our authors love each other’s books as much as we do. That’s what happened to Martine Bailey and Rebecca Mascull, two debut historical novelists whose books we’re publishing this year. So they decided to interview each other over email about their books and their approach to writing.  Today we’re sharing with you Rebecca’s questions about Martine’s debut novel, AN APPETITE FOR VIOLETS, which is published today, and tomorrow you can re…

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