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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

Nov 16, 2015

The Return--from travels and to blogging

At the site of Liverpool's 18thC Theatre Royal
I spent part of October and November in England, researching another novel, visiting a collection of historic costume, wandering gardens, seeing friends, shopping, spending time with other researchers, and dinner with a descendant of Charles and Diana from A Pledge of Better Times.

While I was away, this interview about historical fiction writing appeared on Mary Tod's terrific blog:

 Margaret Porter on Historical Fiction

And today, her feast day, my article about Saint Margaret of Scotland, is published at English Historical Fiction Authors:

Margaret of Scotland: Saintly Queen, Queenly Saint

At the Platt Hall Gallery of Costume, Manchester

Aubrey de Vere, father of 1st Duchess of St Albans, Dulwich