The problem with historical fiction

An interesting article from author Carolyn Hughes on the challenges of portraying the “strangeness” of a different era whilst engaging modern readers.

If I were to portray my hero as an authentic early 20th century man he would probably be unacceptably racist, sexist, violent and generally narrow-minded by today’s norms. On the other hand, he would still be tall with dark eyes and a wolfish smile that changes lives 😉

Source: The problem with historical fiction (III)

About Hannah

Author, sometime midwife, timid mountaineer, fair weather gardener, off-road runner. Refining first novel (a Great War romantic thriller of suffragettes and soldiers) and writing the next. Passions include Africa, modern history, coffee, roses. And romance.
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