Evangeline Holland

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Archive for April, 2012

April 13th, 2012 by Evangeline Holland

Four Things Repeated in Historical Romance, But Rarely Explained

After reading a review for a recently released historical romance, I decided to find an excerpt on Google Books, and was immediately distracted by the first paragraph. It wasn’t that the prose was tepid, or because it was riddled with anachronisms and inaccuracies, but the description of the carpet drove me to do some research. […]

April 9th, 2012 by Evangeline Holland

The Danger of Superficial History in Fiction

My Google Alert for Downton Abbey led me to a Daily Mail article, where the journalist questions Hugh Bonneville’s explanation for the phenomenal success of the show. While I do think his reply was worded diplomatically, it nonetheless paints a rose-colored view of Edwardian society. However, one comment in particular shocked me (truly): “Some of […]