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by Diiarts
Sat October 16th, 2010, 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: B&Bs
Replies: 28
Views: 2755

[quote=""Michy""]I am absolutely fascinated by the history of London (and I hope to visit the city someday, as well). I read London by Edward Rutherfurd many years ago and loved it. Are there any other good histories (either HF or NF) of London that you could recommend?[/quote] Michy, without doubt ...
by Diiarts
Sat October 16th, 2010, 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obligations of H.F. Writers to be Factual
Replies: 79
Views: 5672

[quote=""Margaret""]Different groups of readers, I think, will always find different styles of historical fiction appealing. Quite often, the historical novels which offer characters whose attitudes are too modern to be really credible turn up on the bestseller lists, while the thoroughly researched...
by Diiarts
Mon October 4th, 2010, 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On quoting reviews on jacket blurbs
Replies: 34
Views: 2748

We've printed excerpts from both online and print reviews - on the jackets of our books. We have always given attribution and have never quoted more than a couple of sentences. We would always quote a print review over an online review as they are so much more credible. And we've never quoted an onl...
by Diiarts
Tue September 28th, 2010, 10:33 pm
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Gambler, gaoler, soldier, sailor, smuggler, spyman, traitor, thief...
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Thanks, CW - will pass it on. Bennetts will be doing a virtual book tour in November and December 2010 - the book comes out in the US on December 1st.
by Diiarts
Tue September 28th, 2010, 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obligations of H.F. Writers to be Factual
Replies: 79
Views: 5672

I don't know about other discussions on this topic, but here's something I posted yesterday on the "Historical errors that drive you nuts" thread. "Not long ago we were sent a MS for consideration - genre Regency romance, which is not something we do. Nevertheless I read it and commented that, whils...
by Diiarts
Mon September 27th, 2010, 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Trip to England
Replies: 98
Views: 7015

[quote=""Minnie""]What a terrific trip, Tanzanite - and there's been so much in the way of good advice already on this thread. I'd just add a word of warning about E Anglia: poorly served by road network, so getting around takes more time than you might think. And the place is stuffed with sights-wo...
by Diiarts
Mon September 27th, 2010, 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are There Historical Errors That Drive You Nuts?
Replies: 62
Views: 6704

[quote=""Michy""]I don't consider that a historical error, I consider it just plain poor writing.[/quote] Michy, you're quite right, it is. But here's the case in point about one-dimensional characters. Not long ago we were sent a MS for consideration - genre Regency romance, which is not something ...
by Diiarts
Sun September 26th, 2010, 11:07 pm
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Gambler, gaoler, soldier, sailor, smuggler, spyman, traitor, thief...
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Gambler, gaoler, soldier, sailor, smuggler, spyman, traitor, thief...

Diiarts is very pleased to announce the publication of M.M. Bennetts's new novel, OF HONEST FAME - a gripping account of a battle of wits against the brutal forces of Napoleon’s tyranny over Europe. On a summer night in 1812, a boy sets fire to a house in Paris before escaping over the rooftops. Car...
by Diiarts
Sun September 26th, 2010, 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are There Historical Errors That Drive You Nuts?
Replies: 62
Views: 6704

In no particular order: 20th/21st century attitudes and reactions, particularly to death, marriage, religion, social structures, imperialism... One-dimensional characters (and one-dimensional writing)... Political correctness, and anything that makes me feel the author is running a 20th/21st century...
by Diiarts
Sun September 26th, 2010, 7:38 pm
Forum: Book Sellers/Traders
Topic: Amazon, Abe books or book depository
Replies: 117
Views: 15654

A small publisher's take on this one... we always encourage people to buy through Book Depository rather than Amazon. Book Dep is very much easier for us and our wholesaler to deal with; pays us a fair price for the books (unlike Amazon, whose discount levels mean that we often lose money on sales w...

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