Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Historical Novel Society, A Review for Lydia Bennet's Story

There is a review for Lydia Bennet's Story from the Historical Novel Society in this month's issue of their reviews magazine.

The flirtatious Lydia Bennet, the youngest sister in Pride and Prejudice, is the heroine of this delightful Jane Austen sequel....The narrative is interspersed with Lydia's diary entries, which are hilarious. Lydia matures quite a bit through the course of the novel and at the end is no longer the self-centred flirt she was at the beginning. The author makes this transition gradual and quite believable. The new characters are all very much in th spirit of Austen. I highly recommend this book to fans of Jane Austen or Regency romances.

Vicki Kondelik

Taken from their web site:

This is THE best place to find out about new historical fiction.

'The Historical Novels Review is where I find out what’s happening in the historical fiction market.' – Carole Blake, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.

'I've just read Solander - it's a triumph!' - Bernard Cornwell.

The Historical Novel Society, founded in 1997, promotes all aspects of historical fiction. We provide:
Support and opportunities for new writers,
Information for students, booksellers, and librarians,
A community for authors, readers, agents, and publishers.

Membership provides many benefits: we welcome anyone who is enthusiastic or curious about the genre. Because the society is such a strong and supportive community, membership is a great value.

The society publishes the quarterly Historical Novels Review magazine. The Historical Novels Review aims to review every new work of historical fiction released in the USA and the UK. Selected titles from Canada and Australia are also reviewed, for a grand total of over 800 reviews per year. It is the only magazine of its kind, the best and most complete guide to the latest historical fiction in the world.

The society also publishes the twice yearly magazine Solander. Solander features interviews with current authors (Cecelia Holland, Wilbur Smith, Diana Gabaldon) as well as retrospectives on the great names of historical fiction (Georgette Heyer, Alfred Duggan, Rosemary Sutcliff, Mary Renault). We also publish original fiction by new and established authors (Michel Faber, Elizabeth Chadwick).

Click here to find out more about the Historical Novel Society

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