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Historical and Regency romances – does it matter if they’re “history-lite”?

There’s been a lot of debate recently about anachronisms in Downton Abbey, and I’ve enjoyed reading it.  One or two were just glaring errors that made me laugh (double yellow lines and a TV aerial were a couple of them), and others I thought were just nit-picking.  ‘Get knotted’, for example.  I didn’t even know…… Continue reading Historical and Regency romances – does it matter if they’re “history-lite”?

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The best-selling romances of all time (And why I don’t like lists)

How does a romance novel evolve from just a spark in the author’s imagination into a best-selling novel, loved by millions? I’ve made a list below of some of the best-selling romance novels of all time, and part of the reason I’ve been studying this topic at the moment is that on Friday I’m doing…… Continue reading The best-selling romances of all time (And why I don’t like lists)