Samantha Harvey

Samantha Harvey is a writer whose debut novel, The Wilderness, is about a man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. She has lived in Ireland, New Zealand and Japan, writing, travelling and teaching, and in recent years co-founded an environmental charity. She has a master’s degree in philosophy. The Wilderness, her first novel, won the Betty Trask Award.

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Best Medieval Historical Fiction, recommended by Marion Turner

The medieval era in Europe lasted a millennium and saw massive social change and technological innovation, as well as calamities like the Black Death. That makes it a great period for historical fiction, offering a glimpse of a past that was very different from our own lives, and yet can resonate with the present. Here Marion Turner, Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, recommends some of her favourite historical novels set in the Middle Ages and explains why she finds them so compelling.

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