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S&S orders Darkness for Gregory’s YA novels | The Bookseller

S&S orders Darkness for Gregory’s YA novels | The Bookseller Historical writer Philippa Gregory’s first YA novel is to be called Changeling, and will form the first of a four-book series titled Order of Darkness. Simon & Schuster, who acquired world rights in the four titles in a joint acquisition with S&S US, will publish the first title in hardback on 24th May 2012. The books will receive a coordinated worldwide publication in the UK,…

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Truth, lies and historical fiction; How far can an author go?

Truth, lies and historical fiction; How far can an author go? Historical fiction writers teeter along the fine line between literal and literary: Authors Philippa Gregory and Wayne Johnston can tell you that historical novelists have to deal with some odd complaints, most of which stem from the fact that everyone from the living descendents of their fictional characters to the fans of medieval monarchs will cheerfully ignore the words “a novel” blazoned on the…

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