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by hackcyn
Mon June 4th, 2012, 12:28 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Historical Novels are trash??
Replies: 32
Views: 4000

I thoroughly enjoyed Wolf Hall. The lack of specificity about the personal pronoun for Cromwell didn't really bother me as I thought it was quite clear who "he" was most of the time. I'm just in butb now and the familiar style and detail is lovely.
by hackcyn
Wed May 30th, 2012, 7:41 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Words We Don't Use
Replies: 223
Views: 11158

Great thread. I like Fopdoodle - a stupid or insignificant fellow and Salmagundi - a 17th century English salad Together they form the title of a modern version of Samuel Johnson's dictionary. There are some great definitions and words which perhaps lack much purpose, like Ignivomous - Vomiting fire.
by hackcyn
Wed May 30th, 2012, 1:53 am
Forum: History in the News
Topic: 'Tudor era' is misleading myth
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

[quote=""DianeL""]Rowan: ask the "Windsors" ... ;) One of my writing group members got in a scuffle with me at a meeting one time when it came out that I didn't use the name of Clovis I's dynasty in "The Ax and the Vase" ... I tried over and over to explain to her why it would be weird to do that - ...
by hackcyn
Mon May 28th, 2012, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: How far can historical fiction be stretched?
Replies: 48
Views: 6568

Have you read about Miles Sindercombe? From Wikipedia: First Sindercombe rented a house in King Street in Westminster where they intended to shoot Cromwell when he rode past in his coach. However, they noticed that it would be a difficult place to escape after the attempt, so they abandoned the plan...
by hackcyn
Mon May 28th, 2012, 11:57 am
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: How far can historical fiction be stretched?
Replies: 48
Views: 6568

[quote=""Kohadenal1""]What I'm going to ask now might seem a little blasphemous to some, but I'm kind of getting desperate. The book I'm writing, instead of being a book that deals with the major events and people of the time period (The Protectorate), is, instead, a fictional story dealing with fic...
by hackcyn
Mon May 28th, 2012, 11:49 am
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: How far can historical fiction be stretched?
Replies: 48
Views: 6568

[quote=""Kohadenal1""]Hi, I'm new to these forums, so if my question is ignorant, I hope you'll excuse me. I tried researching this issue, but I didn't find what I was looking for, so I thought I'd just ask. I'm writing a book centred in seventeenth-century England, during The Protectorate of Oliver...
by hackcyn
Mon May 28th, 2012, 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Allusions in historical fiction to modern day events
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

Parallels in historical fiction to modern day events

I think I got the title wrong. I didn't really mean allusions as such, as that would be a deliberate anachronism. I'm thinking more of a parallel between history and the present day. There always comes a point in reading a historical novel that you think about something in comparison with the modern...
by hackcyn
Mon May 28th, 2012, 10:30 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Historical Novels are trash??
Replies: 32
Views: 4000

Funny, I thought the Booker Prize had generally been handed out either to contemporary or historical fiction novels over the last forty years. Just look at this list: Jamrach's Menagerie The Sisters Brothers Half-Blood Blues 3/6 on the 2011 Booker Shortlist Parrot and Olivier in America The Long Son...
by hackcyn
Mon May 28th, 2012, 10:07 am
Forum: India
Topic: India
Replies: 25
Views: 11738

The Siege of Krishnapur by J G Farrell. Just embarking on it now -- I'll let you know how it turns out :)

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