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September 20, 2016

Mary Robinette Kowal is a USA writer and puppeteer. Her most recent novel, Ghost talkers is set in France in 1916.  It is a novel which looks at the history of that time, and then imagines other possibilities for obtaining intelligence about the fighting.  It is a pacy, engaging novel for which the historical information is key.

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal, image thanks to RT Book Reviews

This is not the first time Mary Robinette Kowal  has tweaked history.  Her Glamourist history series (which starts with Shades of milk and honey), imagines the world of Regency England (with some visits to other countries in subsequent novels) with other elements. Mary Robinette Kowal writes about the images which inspire her work, as well as the heritage sewing which she also enjoys.

The Lady Astronaut of Mars is a wonderful, sad, imagined history, and For want of a nail highlights the importance of digital preservation, exploring the importance of memories and how we keep them.

Have a look at her boards on Pinterest, they are a wonderful way of bringing together research about her different novels.

Ellen Forsyth

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