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History Wasn’t White. Why Should Historical Fiction Be?

Painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle (l) and her cousin Elizabeth Murray (r), circa 1778 I start this call to action with a confession. I began writing my first historical novel, The Magician’s Lie, around 2009. After multiple rewrites, working with my agent and an outside editor, we finally sold the …

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The history and Recipe of this MidWest Classic

Sloppy Joes, the moist meaty sandwich offering the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, zesty and savoury flavours in every moreish mouthful. From brunch time to dinner time these satisfying sandwiches are a great way of feeding a crowd, a finger food that the whole family loves and a tasty burger alternative. Never tried one? The American …

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Fudging History: Is It Ever OK?

As a reader of fiction, I appreciate historical accuracy. A novel with a historical setting, whether that be Tsarist Russia or Feudal Japan or the South America of the Aztecs, can spring to life for the reader when the author has a genuine passion for the period and culture. To …

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The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was amassed substantially by two men, William and … source

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