Tag Archives: WW1 or FWW

Great War pilots (research review)

One of the characters in my WIP is a pilot. He’s very young, unrealistically romantic and rather unstable – and his relationship with my heroine is pivotal to the plot. In my book I devote around 5000 words to poor, … Continue reading

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The Roses of No Man’s Land (research review)

Out of all the books I’ve read about the #GreatWar Lyn MacDonald’s histories stand out; readable, warm and packed with the minutiae of human experience set against solid historical background. I know some historians have concerns regarding the use of … Continue reading

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Six Weeks (research review)

If I needed a book to reassure me that I’m doing the right thing writing #historicalfiction set in the #GreatWar then this is that book. Six weeks was how long a junior officer on the frontline of #WW1 could expect … Continue reading

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Field Service (reading-as-a-writer 7)

I first read Field Service by Robert Edric a year ago as part of my research into the aftermath of the #GreatWar. I reread it this week as a writer. This is the first book by Edric I have read. … Continue reading

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Writing history: getting it right

The Prime Directive applies to writers of historical fiction as well as starship captains. We both have the power to change the face of history. Continue reading

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