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17-03-2016

Jane Feaver examines the nostalgic impulse and its relationship with the pastoral, and celebrates their combined generative power in the act of writing.

Katharine McMahon considers the role that location plays in historical fiction, and at what point a writer should go and explore it.

25-08-2016

Harriet Castor speaks with Julia Copus about engaging young readers with history, and why she wanted to climb inside the head of Henry VIII.

31-03-2016

Jill Dawson tells Frances Byrnes about the importance of 'pleasure not punishment' in writing, the inspiring richness of the Fenland environment, and the barn owl who wanted to be in her novel.