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by Belili
Fri January 16th, 2009, 1:11 am
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Fiction set in the 1920s
Replies: 18
Views: 18789

[quote=""Leo62""]A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle (set in Ireland covering the period from the Easter Rising in 1916 to the early 20's)[/quote]

This book is great. Early 20th century Ireland is really interesting.

One of Tracy Chevalier's novels, Falling Angels, is partially set in the 1920's.
by Belili
Sat January 10th, 2009, 2:38 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2009
Topic: Belili
Replies: 2
Views: 724

[quote=""Ash""]So how did you like Here Be Dragons?[/quote]

It was really good. Didn't outdo The Sunne in Splendour, though.
by Belili
Fri January 9th, 2009, 11:03 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: worst HF film
Replies: 30
Views: 2493

[quote=""keny from prague""]theres no evidence of the teamwork the spartans used to their advantage. it was usually the spartans running forward and killing guys on their own.[/quote] Yeah, they didn't show enough of the phalanx formation (which is historically what they should have been in 100% of ...
by Belili
Thu January 8th, 2009, 9:29 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2009
Topic: Belili
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Belili

1/5/09 - Here Be Dragons, Sharon Kay Penman

1/8/09 - Lizzie Siddal: Face of the Pre-Raphaelites, Lucinda Hawksley

1/15/09 - Falls the Shadow, Sharon Kay Penman
by Belili
Thu January 8th, 2009, 5:08 am
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Secondary historical sources & copyrights
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Secondary historical sources & copyrights

I've never been able to get a good answer to this question, and since there are several published HF writers on this forum, I figured it would be a good place to ask. What are the copyright rules when using secondary historical sources to write HF--as in, biographies and history books? Surely one do...
by Belili
Thu January 8th, 2009, 4:16 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: worst HF film
Replies: 30
Views: 2493

[quote=""Divia""]Well, if you go lookin for that stuff I guess you'll find it anywhere.[/quote] I don't. That movie beat me over the head with it. Its political message could not have been more clear. I did go with a bunch of liberal arts degree holders and I am one myself, but we all walked out wit...
by Belili
Thu January 8th, 2009, 2:51 am
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 33
Views: 5971

[quote=""xiaotien""]yes, i read secrets of jin-shei. mine is definitely more fantastic and more of a straight forward heroine's journey. i'm giving away three ARCs (advanced reader copy) on my blog if you want to try and win a copy? =) http://cindypon.blogspot.com/2009/01/im-so-excited-silver-phoeni...
by Belili
Thu January 8th, 2009, 12:39 am
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 33
Views: 5971

[quote=""xiaotien""]yes. as i mentioned before, i thought i wrote a historical fantasy until i realized i didn't base it on an actual time or place. so it really just pulls a lot on the chinese culture, tradition and feel. as one editor told me : "how is this fantasy? it reads like crouching tiger, ...
by Belili
Thu January 8th, 2009, 12:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Heyhey
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Thanks, y'all! [quote=""MLE""]Hi Belilli. If you are interested in asian HF, have you read the James Clavell books, Shogun and Tai-Pan?[/quote] No, I haven't! I'll put those on my to-buy list for next month though. [quote=""EC2""]Welcome Belili! I would love to see a revisionist novel on Henry VII. ...
by Belili
Wed January 7th, 2009, 11:41 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: worst HF film
Replies: 30
Views: 2493

[quote=""Divia""]OMG I LOVED 300. How is it racist?[/quote] Did you notice that all the brown people look monstrous and deformed and all the white people look buff and gorgeous? That the brown commanders are lazy and sexually androgynous and the white commanders are industrious and masculine? Except...

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