Genre – Defined

Authors and readers frequently refer to a book as falling within a specific genre but does everyone truly understand what a genre is? Do they understand what type of work each genre encompasses? Prior to considering a variety of genre it is worth understanding what the word itself means. ‘Style of art or literature.’ (Oxford … More Genre – Defined

Where Destiny Commands/The Aegis of Kali by Leila Sen

FIVE PLUS PLUS!! Two Title/Two Cover option explained at end. It is hard to do this book justice in a short review. The sub-title ‘1939-1945: A Time of Love & War’ sets the scene and timing but provides no hint as to the considerable details and information included within this true tale of life and … More Where Destiny Commands/The Aegis of Kali by Leila Sen

Biographical Fiction

In this article two primary aspects will be considered: Why the genre of ‘Biographical Fiction’ exists and How to go about structuring a manuscript for this genre. To set the matter in context: By very definition the content of autobiographical, biographical and memoir books must be entirely truthful and based upon real people, events and facts. For … More Biographical Fiction

Jane Austen – A Life by Claire Tomalin

Considering the dearth of detailed records or documented occurrences, Claire Tomalin has done an excellent job with this biography. She must be commended for the depth and breadth of her research. It must have taken considerable time to gather so much information and to ‘interpret’ it to the extent it relates to Jane Austen herself. … More Jane Austen – A Life by Claire Tomalin

For the Love of a Dingo by Berenice Walters and Pamela Jean King

Authored by Berenice Walters and Pamela Jean King. The reader needs to be aware this is a combination of memoir and biographical information and observations. A combination that works well and provides an interesting, informative and delightful read that is recommended. There are three distinct parts to the book. Though the authorship is shown as … More For the Love of a Dingo by Berenice Walters and Pamela Jean King