The Historian 143: Literature

The magazine of the Historical Association

Published: 2nd January 2020


4 Reviews

5 Editorial (Read article open access)

8 Linking Law: Viking and medieval Scandinavian law in literature and history – Keith Ruiter (Read article)

13 The Memory of a Saint: managing the legacy of St Bernard of Clairvaux – Georgina Fitzgibbon (Read article)

17 Blurred Lines: the ever-decreasing distinction between fiction and nonfiction – Steven Veerapen (Read article)

22 Beyond the boundaries of the Lake District – Christopher Donaldson (Read article)

28 Show and Tell: three Branch book events – Marie Davidson and Richard Binns (Read article)

32 Gone with the Wind: a great book? – Tony Badger (Read article)

37 Exploring local sources – Dorothy Jamieson (Read article)

44 Does historical fiction matter for children? – Paula Kitching (Read article)

42 Real Lives: Alice Daye: mother of the English book trade – Wendy Barnes (Read article)

46 My Favourite History Place: Gladstone’s Library at Hawarden – Mary Feerick (Read article)

47 History Abridged: The history of publishing (Read article)

48 History in the News

49 Out and About in Haworth – Kimberley Braxton (Read article)

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