Hilary Mantel’s thoughts on historical fiction chime with mine.
The research for Foul Trade really came alive
I’d always had a horrified fascination
Oral history is people telling stories. Storytelling.
The ‘Surplus Women problem’ was hotly debated in the 1920s.
These residents of Poplar had little money to spare
The easy answer is that in researching novels, I use every method at my disposal.