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H for History launches!

Posted on: 04/07/2016 with tags: Team blog

We’re delighted to be launching the brand new H for History website!

Here you’ll find everything you need to make a trip into the past.

To give you a taste of what’s to come, here’s some highlights still to hit 2016 from the H for History team.

It’s been such a treat to read some fantastic historical novels so far this year from Janet Ellis’ The Butcher’s Hook to Katherine Clements’ The Silvered Heart. I also really enjoyed working on the first in Alison Weir’s Six Tudor Queen series, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen. And there is lots more to come. This summer I’m really looking forward to the third book in Antonia Hodgson’s A Death at Fountains Abbey. I was completely gripped by the first two books in the series and am very excited to see what’s next for Thomas Hawkins especially now he’s moving out of London! And there’s another great piece of historical crime out in a couple of weeks – Anna Mazzola’s The Unseeing. Her page-turning debut is based on a real case. Looking much further ahead I’m excited about the next book in Alison Weir’s Six Tudor Queens series – next up it’s the turn of Anne Boleyn! That won’t be out till May next year though. – Jo Liddiard

There’s so many brilliant history books still to come this year. Before the summer is out we will have published a new Thomas Hawkins adventure, A Death at Fountains Abbey and a new novel from Robyn Young. Sons of the Blood is the start of an epic new series that starts in London in 1483 but quickly moves to Seville, Paris and the edges of the known world…just as they’re about to expand. Looking ahead to the autumn, I think a lot of my family are going to be getting A Pointless History of the World in their stockings!

I hope you’re as thrilled as we are with the new site. It’s so much brighter and so much easier browse through all the brilliant articles. But do let us know! – Alice Morley

This year is a huge year for H for History and it’s fantastic to cement it with the new website but there’s still an amazing array of books to come in 2016. My favourite book at the moment has been Andrew Lownie’s Stalin’s Englishman, I had read quite a bit about the infamous Cambridge spy ring before but this casts things in a whole new light and opens up a part of Britain’s history in a whole new way. In the future I’m particularly looking forward to seeing what trouble Thomas Hawkins will be uncovering next, and the brilliant 1666 which gives an amazing account of a year that shaped the future of Britain in so many different ways. – Daniel Fraser

Daniel Fraser

Post author: Daniel Fraser

Daniel Fraser represents Hodder & Stoughton on the H for History team and likes to spend the weekend on a historical walk, or inside the walls of a historical building/gallery. Preferably followed by a pint. Favourite period of history: Either The Enlightenment or The Reformation Favourite historical read: Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones or TJ Cark's Farewell to an Idea

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