What is historical fiction? How does it help us understand history?
Lena Augustinson and Naomi Clifford talk about historical fiction and why Naomi has chosen this genre for her latest work: the story of the death of Madame Riel in 1872 in the kitchen of a house in Park Lane, Mayfair, at the hands of her domestic cook, Marguerite Diblanc. They discuss the work of Dickens, Hilary Mantel, Sarah Waters and others.
You can learn more about Naomi Clifford’s work on this story at Substack (free subscription).