🎧 Historical Fiction
🎧 Before the Reign Falls: The Lost Words of Lady Jane Grey
In July 1553, 16-year-old Lady Jane Grey became de facto Queen of England and Ireland for just nine days. In this new novel, a group of friends renovating an old barn chance upon a stash of manuscripts that reveal clues to a mystery going back more than four centuries. In this edition of Historical Fiction, Alice Roberts talks to author David Black about his novel of mystery, intrigue, politics and love.
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🎧 Under a Wartime Sky
As the threat of war with Germany hung over Britain, Winston Churchill gathered the country’s brightest minds at a remote gothic mansion in Suffolk to work together on an invention that could help the Allies to victory – the Chain Home radar system. The episode has inspired a new novel of courage...
🎧 Loki's Wager
In an alternative version of reality, Britain’s culture and traditions are rooted in the legacy of Norse pagans, the Royal Family are of Scandinavian descent, and Norwegians lead the crusades. In this edition of Historical Fiction, Alice Roberts speaks to Ian Stuart Sharpe at York’s Jorvik Viking...
🎧 The Forgotten Novels of World War Two
In 2019 four novels that had long been out of print were re-published in the Imperial War Museum Wartime Classics series. It aims to give forgotten novels set in the Second World War a new lease of life. Two more are now being published, novels that take the reader right into the heart of the con...