Historical Fiction – 7 Virtues. No 3 – The Past Does Not Exist

This might seem like a rather existentialist title, especially as in one sense we a brought to look at the past every time we read a newspaper or trawl online for yesterday’s sports scores. But in this article on a new theory of time, Jonathan O Callaghan says...

Spinning a Tale – writing and weaving

The language of story is peppered with references to the craft of spinning. We ‘spin a yarn’, and ‘weave’ a tale. The art of ‘fabric’ation has very deep roots as one of the earliest forms of creation. Spindles and spinning are also...

Life with Anne Boleyn – Interview with Judith Arnopp

I am delighted to welcome Judith Arnopp who has just released her Tudor novel about Anne Boleyn – The Kiss of the Concubine. I was interested to find out from Judith about the endless appeal of the Tudors, and about how she has welcomed them them into her...