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Writing Historical Fiction

(1988)
A non fiction book by

 
 
There are many different kinds of historical novel - the family saga, the romance, the nostalgia novel, the adventure story, the 'straight' historical. However you may decide to handle your chosen theme it is essential that the novel is well-constructed and believable, with a strong sense of period and a storyline which keeps the reader turning the pages. In this revised edition Rhona Martin takes you through the painstaking, but enjoyable, research needed to establish both convincing background and characters, looks at ways of handling dialogue and language effectively and offers excellent advice on all aspects of structuring and crafting your work. The book concludes with a collection of hints and observations from a number of leading historical novelists, including Rosemary Sutcliff, Elizabeth Harris, Winston Graham and Jean Plaidy.



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July 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Writing Historical Fiction
Author(s): Rhona Martin
ISBN: 0-312-01848-7 / 978-0-312-01848-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

March 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Writing Historical Fiction (Books for Writers)
Author(s): Rhona Martin
ISBN: 0-7136-4068-5 / 978-0-7136-4068-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
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May 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Writing Historical Fiction
Author(s): Rhona Martin
ISBN: 0-7136-3002-7 / 978-0-7136-3002-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
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