This is the second of Historia’s interviews with writers shortlisted for the 2019 HWA Crown awards. Abir Mukherjee’s Smoke and Ashes, set in India in 1921, was listed in the Sunday Times list of 100 Best Crime novels since 1945 and is shortlisted for the HWA Gold Crown Award. Smoke and Ashes is your third […]
Historia’s holding three giveaways this October in the run-up to the 2019 Crown Awards. The second is for all six books on the HWA/Sharpe Books Non-fiction Crown shortlist. This Historia giveaway is open until 11.59pm on 24 October, 2019. Three different entrants will each receive all six books in the 2019 HWA/Sharpe Books Non-fiction Crown […]
Does Downton Abbey work as a film? Should you take your non-DA-addict friend or partner to see it? Will there be posh frocks and implausible plots? These and many other important questions are answered in LJ Trafford’s Historia review. The world is neatly divided into those who have never seen Downton Abbey and those who […]
This is the first in a series of Historia interviews with writers shortlisted for the 2019 HWA Crown awards. Giles Kristian’s Lancelot, in the Gold Crown category, is a masterful retelling of the Arthurian legends. Lancelot’s a bit of a departure from your previous books. How did the idea of retelling the Arthurian legends come […]
Screening a Second World War drama series so soon after the 80th anniversary commemorations could be a bold decision – or a predictable one. Elizabeth Buchan has watched the first episode of World on Fire (BBC One, Sundays, 9pm) and tells Historia whether the gamble has paid off. A world war with the best tourist […]
We’re delighted to announce the shortlist for the Dorothy Dunnett Society/Historical Writers’ Association Award for an unpublished short story. The DDS/HWA Shortlist 2019 Joanna Dodd: Cissy Mullins Liz Kershaw: Finding a Way Home Julie Evans: Lancashire Census of 1881 Monique Hayes: Mileage Kate Jewell: The Daisy Fisher Cathy De’Freitas: The Queen’s Jewel Our final round […]
The final part of LJ Trafford’s The Wedding, one of the short stories published in Rubicon, the HWA and Sharpe Books collection of stories by ten leading authors who write about Ancient Rome.
The second part of Historia’s serialisation of LJ Trafford’s tongue-in-cheek short story, The Wedding, from the HWA/Sharpe Books Rubicon collection