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From fact to fiction

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Tuesday, February 28, 2017,
Fact is often stranger than fiction. This may be a cliche, but what is true is that fact is often the basis for good fiction. 
The challenges of long-term space travel formed the basis of The Martian - an amazing book and film. 
C.J. Sansom's Shardlake series is so mired in historic detail of the day we can smell the horse dung. And Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, well, we know how deep she loves to dig when it comes to fact.
And so it goes on.
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Yvonne Barlow Editor and people watcher. I love non-fiction and the ex-journalist in me believes a good novel can never match the human story.

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