Category Archives: Historical fiction

Looking for the emotional truth: Maureen Gibbon

By Roz Kay In thinking about Maureen Gibbon’s writing, I see similarities between her art and Édouard Manet’s painting Olympia, a detail of which illustrates the cover of her third novel, Paris Red. Victorine Meurent, the model for the painting, is the … Continue reading

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Enriching history with a story-teller’s voice: Hazel Gaynor

By Roz Kay Hazel Gaynor’s second historical novel,  A Memory of Violets, tells the tale of two orphaned Victorian flower sellers, seen through the troubled eyes of Tilly. Tilly stumbles on the story of Florrie and her sister Rosie in 1912 … Continue reading

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