How to research historical fiction

When researching historical fiction, one of the hardest tasks is to discover those minor domestic details that transport your readers into the world of your characters. Here are a few resources I found invaluable when researching my novels...

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How to write historical fiction

I’ve learnt a few things about writing historical fiction during years of researching, plotting, drafting, editing, and abandoning novels, and here I share some of my discoveries...

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The beginning of nature reserves in Britain

A plot twist in The Suffragette's Daughter is based on a list produced by the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves. The Society was founded in 1912 and was the forerunner for the Wildlife Trusts we have in the UK today.

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Enjoy a cocktail with Percy Baverstock

Percy Baverstock is a favourite character from The Suffragette's Daughter, so when I was invited to enjoy a cocktail with one of my characters, he was the perfect choice. We meet Percy at the Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail Bar...

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Favourite poisons in 1920s crime fiction

Poison was a popular method of committing murder in 1920s and 1930s crime fiction. These are the decades considered to be the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, and cyanide, arsenic and strychnine were in plentiful supply in the novels of this period...

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