Tag Archives: Historical Novel Society

How Do You Sum Up Your Novel?

It was my turn today to write the weekly blog post for Writers Abroad’s website. I was in London over the weekend attending the absolutely wonderful Historical Novel Society’s UK conference and I didn’t have much time to put into … Continue reading

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Writing.ie Meets the HNS Irish Chapter

Two years ago this month the Irish chapter of the Historical Novel Society met for the first time. This week I introduced Writing.ie to our merry little band. You can read the post here:  http://www.writing.ie/resources/the-historical-novel-societys-irish-chapter-all-welcome/  

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An Intriguing Find: A Parachute in the Lime Tree

At the Historical Novel Society conference in September I met Annemarie Neary, the author of A Parachute in the Lime Tree, and I was intrigued to hear about her book as it is one of the first novels to be … Continue reading

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Too Much Information?

We’ve all heard the expression ‘too much information’ applied to instances where someone relates too much detail about an unpleasant or disturbing topic. So how much is too much information? Dr Ian Mortimer made me think about this question at the Historical … Continue reading

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Irish HNS Still Battling The Bands

Where can I find a pub or cafe in Belfast city centre that is quiet on a Saturday afternoon? I’ve been on a quest to find one for over a year now. The Irish branch of the Historical Novel Society … Continue reading

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Irish HNS Chapter Were Back In Belfast

The Irish branch of the Historical Novel Society were back in Belfast at the Europa Hotel on Saturday afternoon for our quarterly meeting. We alternate each quarter between Dublin and Belfast. It certainly isn’t a chore to organise these meetings … Continue reading

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Historical Novel Society’s Irish Chapter

On Saturday the Irish chapter of the Historical Novel Society had our second meeting. We alternate between Belfast and Dublin so our members, no matter where they live, can attend meetings. We met in the Writers’ Room (that wasn’t pre-planned … Continue reading

Posted in May 2011, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment