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Kerri Turner on writing historical women and the importance of Herstory

January 21, 2019 Herstory 0 Comments

Kerri Turner, author of The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers, tells us about writing historical women, and the place of women in Russian history.   Writing a woman into a historical timeframe can pose problems. How do we create a realistic character, whose position in the world is restricted, whose power is almost nil, who often is considered barely human, yet make her sympathetic and interesting to readers with modern sensibilities? READ MORE