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"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel


Aug 25, 2015

Mary II: A Queen of Gardens



My article about Queen Mary's garden pursuits is posted on English Historical Fiction Authors' blog.


Her love of garden creation and the development of the Hampton Court Palace gardens in particular are featured in A Pledge of Better Times.





Aug 5, 2015

Historical Fiction & Meaning

The Layered Pages blog is hosting a series of interview on this topic. My contribution is posted today, including what I do, how I do it, as well as my thoughts about the genre and its readership.

Margaret Porter on Historical Fiction & Meaning