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C. P. Lesley

Bookworm, writer, radio host—I blog about history, fiction, and publishing in the Internet Age. You can find the full blog on my website. This space is for books.

Author or Characters?

A Civil Contract - Georgette Heyer The Masqueraders - Georgette Heyer

Do authors endorse the values and viewpoints of their characters? Sometimes, no doubt, but it can be a mistake to think that the perspectives of a given novel must match those of the writer, especially in historical fiction. This week’s blog post looks at this question, with examples from Georgette Heyer’s long career.


With thanks to Glen Craney for the inspiration.