🎧 Historical Fiction
🎧 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, belonging and hope, Under a Wartime Sky. In this edition of Historical Fiction, Malin Hay talks to its author Liz Trenow.
Up Next in Season 1
🎧 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...
🎧 The Secret Guests
Set in 1940, The Secret Guests speculates what would have happened if the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were sent to a remote stately home in Ireland to get away from the Blitz on London. When a dead body turns up, it takes every effort to uncover the truth and stop the girls’ identitie...