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Because I write historical fiction, a blogger friend recommended  Jerome de Groot’s book, The Historical Novel. Though it’s been on my desk for a while, this week I finally found time to begin.

A quote by Sarah Waters appears early on and caught my eye.

It’s precisely the difference of the past that makes it exciting for me. I think we always need to be reminded that  the moment we live in is very temporary. Historical fiction at its best can remind us of that.

I’m going to post Sarah’s words on my bulletin board.