Thursday, 7 July 2011

Introducing...The History Girls!

Do you love historical fiction? I do! So, I was excited to find out about this new blog where a whole host of best-selling and award winning authors of historical fiction for all ages will be blogging on a whole range of subjects and covering a number of eras. You can expect to find pieces on everything from Ancient Greece and Rome right up to World War II and pretty much everything in between!

Read on to find out more, and don't forget to stop by The History Girls blog!

photo credit: Caroline Lawrence
The History Girls is a new joint blog by writers of historical fiction. 26 first-rate writers are lined up to produce a daily blog post across a range of subjects in the genre. 

Prize-winning, internationally renowned authors of YA historical fiction like Celia Rees ,Theresa Breslin, Mary Hooper and Eve Edwards (a.k.a. Julia Golding) are joined by both writers of historical fantasy for younger readers (Katherine Langrish, Katherine Roberts) and those with a primarily adult readership (Louise Berridge, Emma Darwin).

The group ranges from experienced established authors like Adèle Geras and Nicola Morgan to first-time novelists like Teresa Flavin, H.M. Castor and  Imogen Robertson. Among us we cover every period from the Stone Age to World War Two  (N M Browne, Leslie Wilson, Barbara Mitchelhill). And every period in between, Including the England of Alfred the Great (Sue Purkiss) the Tudors (Harriet Castor and Eve Edwards), George lll (Linda Buckley-Archer), Victoria (Eleanor Updale, Penny Dolan and Catherine Johnson), . Geographically we range from Iceland to Troy to the Wild West, via Venice and Ancient Rome and Egypt. (Marie-Louise Jensen, Adèle Geras, Caroline Lawrence x 2, Michelle Lovric and Dianne Hofmeyr)

We are going to run competitions to win copies of our books, regular feature on our first History teachers, favourite writers, inspirational objects etc. We’ll have reviews, interviews and guest blogs, from other best-selling authors of historical fiction – maybe even a man or two!

Sample posts for July from The History Girls:

Galloping through time (horses in History) – Katherine Roberts
Window-shopping in Museums – Michelle Lovric
Using the present tense in historical fiction – Eleanor Updale

Follow The History Girls:
Facebook: The History Girls
Twitter: @history_girls

Additional info: History Girls Press Release.


  1. I came across this blog a few days ago. Isn't it awesome?! I love Michelle Lovric and Imogen Robertson, and I am looking forward to discovering more authors.

  2. There are some fabulous authors on there, aren't there. I am so pleased they have set this blog up.

  3. Awesome! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I love historical fiction & am off to follow this blog now :)


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