What it means for the individual, for communities, for countries. Historians evaluate evidence, they use theory and they write stories. It is a mix of analysis, description and narrative. The trick is how to put all three of these together into a strong historical story.
And then there is the author. Every book an author writes, whether fiction or non-fiction, is connected. There is a thread or perhaps many threads running from one book to another. And those threads all begin and end with you, the author.
All of my books are connected in some way; through women's history, the family, the history of childhood, and within all of these how I approach the writing of history, a long standing interest in social justice and a preference for social history and writing about the lives of 'ordinary' people in history.
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