Day 1 is now over. At this time each day we plan to highlight the best bits. Perhaps a comment or a resource that we felt was particularly good. Or perhaps some information or a fact that seems particularly interesting.
Both lectures presented today talked about the importance of authenticity in historical novels and there have been several comments strongly supporting this position. I like Hilary Mantel’s idea of a historiogaphical novel as a statement of its stronger authentic basis. It will be interesting how these discussions carry on to the lectures presented tomorrow.
That’s it for today but please do keep on adding to the discussions. Tomorrow we’ll bring you more lectures, book reviews, opinions and articles so stay tuned!