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H.B. Lyle: Fiction to fact to fiction – finding nuggets in the archive

It’s perhaps the most dreaded question in the author Q&A: where do you get your ideas from? Setting aside Arthur Miller’s famous response (‘I wish I knew, I’d go there more often’) this is perhaps […]

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H for History’s Jo Liddiard reviews The Apprentice of Split Crow Lane by Jane Housham

At the start of The Apprentice of Split Crow Lane Jane Housham explains that ‘recounting a true story as it unfurled means you have to take it as it comes.’ She explains that it might not […]

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Snooping in the name of History – Jane Housham

For me no trip to Brighton is complete without a poke around Snoopers’ Paradise, the rambling antique emporium in the North Laine. I was rifling through a box of old photographs there when I noticed […]

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The Norman Conquest in Numbers by James Aitcheson

This month marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings: the beginning of the Norman Conquest of England, and perhaps the single most famous event in all of British history. The battle, which took […]

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Jeska Lyons reviews The Unseeing by Anna Mozzola

What struck me the most when reading this book was the incredible sense of time and place Mazzola creates, and how vividly she paints a picture of grim 1830s London. We meet Sarah Gale, the […]

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Jo Liddiard reviews A Death at Fountains Abbey

I’ve been a huge fan of Antonia’s since I was spellbound by THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA, and so to see Thomas Hawkins and his various associates back for a third time is a real […]

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