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Maya Alexandri

Maya Alexandri Maya describes herself best – see her website Her agent describes her thus Read short stories by Maya Champions of Pleasure published in The Stockholm Review of Literature (20 Nov 2016) Orfea...

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Aristocracy: a developing theme

Aristocracy: a developing theme Despite today’s ideas of equality, the Aristocracy still features strongly in literature. Suprisingly, in a number of books published by TSL. For this list, we turn things around adding a...

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Playing with history

Playing with History On the historical writing spectrum, I fall into the more academic category for the majority of history readers, however, for my academic colleagues, I am a little too casual in my...

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Book Settings: Africa

What a wonderful list discovery: historical novels of Africa Africa, the continent, holds a very special place in the TSL fold – not least because both directors were born there. Although heralding from South...

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Military links

Apart from obvious non-fiction books about war, aspects of concflict are often found in books. Here is a selection where the military features in some way or other. Wilbur Smith – The Burning Shore...

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Angels

Angels appear to be very popular in literature. Here is a sample of popular and not-yet-so-popular angels. Where Angels fear to tread – EM Forster (read it here) Knowledge of Angels – Jill Paton...

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Novel Preview: The Celebration Husband

The fifth of August, 1914, was the day that Tanya Rungsted’s husband, Baron Isak von Brantberg, avalanched into the drawing room with the heart-stopper that England and Germany were at war. “Whatever for?” Tanya...

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Feminisms

Feminism is a word that gets me cringing – it’s a label and one I don’t want to be boxed into. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really grateful for what the Suffragettes did –...

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Language – crossing boundaries

With the increase in cross-boundary and cross-cultural writing, it’s important that the writer gets the language of the protagonists right but also to ensure that the reader knows what is meant. The importance of...