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Friday, 14 May 2010

Writing History

Being a history student with finals to tackle in coming weeks, I've been devoting the scanty hours of the past month in which I have not been trying to remember when such-and-such happened and why to trying my hand at some 'proper' historical fiction (and to watching the first three seasons of Desperate Housewives, but that's beside the point).

It is surprising that I have never attempted to do so before, but my two major efforts of fiction - Rings & Roses and Victoria Sponge - have leaned heavily on a fantastical element to sustain dribs and drabs of 'real' history, primarily devised to create a certain olde-worlde atmosphere.

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