Despite the fact that he says, ‘I don’t consider myself a historical novelist at all,’ Simon Mawer wins the £30,000 pound Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
Philippa Gregory has signed a world rights agreement with Simon and Schuster to publish four young adult historical romance titles
By Gwendolyn Dawson The Riancey Amendment passed into law in France on July 16, 1850 and imposed a serial novel tax on newspapers, charging one centime per copy of any newspaper that included an installment of a serial novel. The law was based on the belief that serial novels had been responsible for fomenting subversive ideas. Gérard de Nerval’s The …
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