Reviews and notes from the blogs

 

‘the book is beautifully produced and I enjoyed reading it’

Lisa Hill at https://anzlitlovers.com/2017/12/24/zoffanys-daughter-by-stephen-foster-bookreview/

‘I liked the way the difference between fiction and NF was so clearly signalled. A model for others to follow, I think!’

Lisa Hill commenting at https://residentjudge.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/zoffanys-daughter-by-stephen-foster/#comments

‘This unusual book tells [a little-known story] with considerable verve and charm’

Sarah Bower at https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/zoffanys-daughter/

‘… I was genuinely interested to find out what happened in the end, and satisfied with the fidelity of the ending.’

Janine Rizzetti at https://residentjudge.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/zoffanys-daughter-by-stephen-foster/#comments

An ‘intriguing narrative’ … ‘a kind of fictionalised history which the author manages most successfully, adding zest to the meagre facts without compromising a scholarly foundation.’

Jane Stephens at
http://honesthistory.net.au/wp/stephens-jane-review-note-stephen-foster-zoffanys-daughter-love-and-treachery-on-a-small-island/

‘As well as providing a fascinating story from the past—one that would immediately engage an educated lay public—this history gives a boost to ongoing discussions by academic historians as to where the discipline of history writing could be heading.’

Barbara Dawson in the Australian Journal of Biography and History, vol.1, 2018 https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/australian-journal-biography-and-history-no-1-2018