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Research for Hild? | Nicola Griffith
In a way, I’ve been researching this book all my life. I grew up where Hild grew up, in Elmet which is now in West Yorkshire. So the physical details of Elmet and Deira, that is, the rest of Yorkshire—the change of the air as winters turns to spring, the sound of the trees at different times of year—are part of my understanding of the world. But I’d never been to Hadrian’s Wall, or Bamburgh/Bebbanburg, or Yeavering; that’s all research.
nicolagriffith  hild  fiction  research  imadummy  nicolaisverygracious 
march 2018 by laurenipsum
How to Create Feminist Stories in a Historical Setting | Frock Flicks
We recently got ranty about The White Princess, specifically, the fact that at least one bit of publicity was touting it as being “feminist” since it featured a bunch of female leads. Trystan laid out her take on how to ACTUALLY create feminist stories: “all you need is for the female characters to have as much agency as the males.” And this got me thinking, and wanting to add my own thoughts about this issue.
feminism  writing  storytelling  fiction  history  historicalfiction 
june 2017 by laurenipsum
New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality -
Angie Thomas started writing her young-adult novel, “The Hate U Give,” in reaction to a fatal shooting that took place some 2,000 miles away. But to her it felt deeply personal.
race  america  fiction  booklists  toread  policebrutality 
march 2017 by laurenipsum
(X) Retold From (Y)'s Point Of View | Ask Metafilter
What else is like Wide Sargasso Sea, Wicked, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead?
AskMe  booklists  recommendations  fiction 
january 2009 by laurenipsum
What should I read if I love Clan of the Cave Bear? | Ask Metafilter
I loved Clan of the Cave Bear. What other historical-ish, plot-driven, awesomeness should I read?
askme  booklists  fiction 
december 2008 by laurenipsum

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