Elizabeth Macneal’s first novel, The Doll Factory, is as full of strange, beautiful and horrifying things as a Victorian curiosity cabinet. Her protagonist, Iris, moves from sweatshop labour making dolls’ clothes to the exotic company of the Pre-Raphaelites, only to become the object of a collector’s obsession. She spoke to Historia about her novel and […]
Historia interviews author Alison Weir about her novel Anna of Kleve
Historia talks to author Clare Mulley about her biography of Eglantyne Jebb, the woman who founded Save the Children
Hallie Rubenhold, author of The Five: the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper, talks to Matthew Plampin for Historia
Historia talks to Richard Foreman about about the HWA and Sharpe Books Unpublished Novel Award
Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, author of the new biography Thomas Cromwell: A Life, is speaking at the Yorkshire Museum, York, on Friday, 14 December 2018. Tickets are £12 and available on their website. The event is presented by friends of the HWA, the York Literature Festival. Imogen Robertson, Chair of the HWA, spoke to him last week. I’ve […]
White King, Leanda de Lisle’s biography of Charles I, won the 2018 Historical Writers’ Association Non-fiction Crown at an awards ceremony earlier this month. Historia talks to the author of this “quietly revolutionary” book.
The HWA Non-fiction Crown celebrates the best in historical non-fiction writing.
Richard Foreman is the founder of Sharpe Books, sponsors of the 2018 Historical Writers’ Association Gold Crown award, and is a best-selling historical novelist. He has also been a consultant and publicist to numerous HWA authors and was the co-founder of Endeavour Press and the London History Festival. Richard talks to Historia about historical fiction, […]