Novelists Against Social Change: Conservative Popular Fiction, 1920-1960 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
This is my very own book, that I’ve been writing for what seems like forever: a long study of how John Buchan, Dornford Yates and Angela Thirkell wrote their conservatism into their best-selling fiction. It’s now finally been published, with stunning cover art by Barry Rowe. You can order the book here.
I’ll be talking about the book, and about John Buchan and The Thirty-Nine Steps (fluffing the ad hoc recap of the plot terribly), on the Guardian Books podcast today. Then they asked me to write a piece about Tory fiction more generally.
I also posted a piece on Vulpes Libris about how the podcast came about, and how being recorded is like playing tennis with words.