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by Kate139
Mon December 19th, 2011, 10:14 am
Forum: Book Buddies
Topic: "The Wordsmith's Tale" by Stephen Edden
Replies: 19
Views: 4888

Hi Ludmilla, Yes, I'm still alive and kicking. Visiting this thread is a nice break from all things Christmassy! I'm relieved you're glad to have read "The Wordsmith's Tale", albeit with caveats. Yes, I think I understand that comment about different sensibilities in different cultures. I also don't...
by Kate139
Mon July 11th, 2011, 11:33 am
Forum: Book Buddies
Topic: "The Wordsmith's Tale" by Stephen Edden
Replies: 19
Views: 4888

I hope you caught the review in the Times. I imagine your agent, your publisher or you picked it up. If not, you should know that your book is a 'highly entertaining history lesson, and also a compelling attempt to show the crucible of the British collective unconscious; the origins of stories that ...
by Kate139
Sun June 19th, 2011, 12:20 pm
Forum: Early Medieval (until about 1000 A.D.)
Topic: Anglo-Saxon England
Replies: 79
Views: 12965

[quote=""annis""]Very true, Kate, and I'm sure we had a "king under the mountain" thread going at one stage... Here it is: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4043&highlight=king+mountain What struck me about these particular two stories was their similarity - both suppose...
by Kate139
Sat June 18th, 2011, 10:38 am
Forum: Early Medieval (until about 1000 A.D.)
Topic: Anglo-Saxon England
Replies: 79
Views: 12965

[quote=""annis""]Posted by Margaret The same legend appears in stories about English King Harold Godwinsson - that his body was spirited away after the Battle of Hastings and buried overlooking the sea so that he could remain a Guardian of England. I've wondered if those two stories somehow got mixe...
by Kate139
Fri June 17th, 2011, 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questionnaire
Replies: 27
Views: 2045

[quote=""Margaret""]He is misinformed! I guess it's readers like him who are the reason why one writer I contacted about her historical novel (set in the WWI period) wrote back huffily to say she didn't write historical novels.[/quote] How did you know it was a HE, Margaret?? Very clever of you. I'd...
by Kate139
Wed June 15th, 2011, 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questionnaire
Replies: 27
Views: 2045

Hello Matt. To answer your question, it's just for an article I'm submitting on people's views on Historical Fiction. Can't be sure if it will see the light of day. What sparked it was that I very recently recommended a book to a friend on the basis it that it was the most beautiful, profound and wi...
by Kate139
Mon June 13th, 2011, 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questionnaire
Replies: 27
Views: 2045

Come on all you shy HF fans out there. If, say, another 6 of you could venture an opinion that would help me enormously. There are no right or wrong answers, just opinions, all equally valid!
by Kate139
Sun June 12th, 2011, 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questionnaire
Replies: 27
Views: 2045

Re. Question 2. Apols if I've caused confusion! All questions were theoretical/philosophical ... I'm trying to establish views on whether HF is defined by the WRITER'S relationship to the book (eg need for research into a past they don't know) or the READER'S relationship to events! Probably muddied...
by Kate139
Sun June 12th, 2011, 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questionnaire
Replies: 27
Views: 2045

Noted! Will amend your response accordingly. Kate
by Kate139
Sat June 11th, 2011, 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questionnaire
Replies: 27
Views: 2045

Questionnaire

I'd be grateful for some answers to the following four questions, so that I can compile the results for an article I'm planning. Please could you answer YES, NO or DON'T KNOW to each of the following. (You can add a very brief explanation against any of them but only if you feel the need.) e.g just ...

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