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How Nicola Cornick Merges Two Loves: History and Writing

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The life of a writer can be a strange business. Frequently people assume it’s a glamorous job; they imagine a world of book launches and literary parties with a few words thrown down on paper in between. It can be seen as arcane and exciting and if you tell people it is 90 percent solitary, spent at your computer, dressed in pajamas or your dog-walking clothes, they nod and smile and don’t believe you. I didn’t believe it myself until I gave up my job as a university administrator to be a full-time author, fifteen years ago. The first three silent months were absolute bliss. Then I started to feel lonely. That was the moment when I realized that I…

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3 Shows, and a Book, that Depict the Sexy Side of History

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I like my historical shows like I like my men: sexy, a little scandalous and shirtless as often as possible. Luckily, television has not disappointed me lately with the historical sexiness. Everywhere you look these days men and women are heating up the small screens in their corsets and pantaloons — or lack thereof. I’m not even picky about the time period, to be honest. As long as a show is filled with a healthy dose of historical romance, I’m hooked. So in appreciation of all of those (often literal) rolls in the hay, here are three sexy historical shows, and one book, that you desperately need to binge on. Reign If you’re looking for historical accuracy, stay far away from…

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