Tuesday, February 16, 2010

HT News

One of the things that we have been missing in historical fiction is a major award, but that shortcoming has now been addressed! The Walter Scott Prize is "open to historical novels first published in the United Kingdom in 2009." The shortlist will be announced in March, and the winner announced at the 2010 Borders Book Festival in June! I can't wait to see which books make the inaugural shortlist.

Christine Trent has guest posted over at Enchanted by Josephine, and there is a personalised copy of The Queen's Dollmaker up for grabs!

Jen from Literate Housewife went to an author event featuring Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House. Head over to Literate Housewife where there are videos for you to view, and a couple of books that are going to be given away.

Dar from Peeking Through the Pages is hosting a giveaway of Philippa Gregory's The White Queen.


  1. Hi Marg:) Thanks so much for linking me. Christine wrote such an amazing post-and,I loved her book.
    Have a great day!

  2. Great news about the prize and very appropriate. Yes, I wonder about the shortlist too!