🎧 Historical Fiction
🎧 In Spite of All Terror
In September 1940, as Britain faced an imminent Nazi invasion, handpicked groups of ordinary men – known as scallywags – were trained in top secret to act as saboteurs and assassins. In a new series of wartime thrillers, author V.M. Knox has created the character of Clement Wisdom – a humble East Sussex vicar – called upon to lead a local team of scallywags, creating a tension between his faith and his patriotic duty. V.M. Knox talks to Rob Weinberg about her novels, in which historical fact meets crime fiction and the murky world of espionage.
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🎧 The Deep
The American novelist Alma Katsu spent 35 years as an intelligence analyst for the US government. But after six acclaimed novels, she’s now known as the Queen of Disasters, taking real events and re-imagining them – with added supernatural elements. Her new novel The Deep gives an eerie, psycholo...
🎧 A Writer's Guide to Ancient Rome
Have you ever thought about writing an historical novel? Perhaps you fancy setting it in Ancient Rome? But how would you start researching, for example, what the different classes of Roman would be wearing, or eating, or talking about, at different times in Rome’s history? A Writer's Guide to Anc...
🎧 The Lost Lights of St Kilda
In 1940, the thoughts of a captured prisoner of war return to the isolated Scottish island of St Kilda where he once took a summer job and to the island woman he can’t forget. Alice Roberts talks to novelist Elisabeth Gifford about her new book The Lost Lights of St Kilda, a moving portrait of tw...