thank you, links & ©



We would like to thank all of the people who have helped and supported The Literary Shed during the creation of the site.

Many, many thanks to Alex Quin for developing the site. While most of the photographs features are The Literary Shed’s, unless otherwise stated, the historic costume shots on the Home page are used by kind permission of photographer Richard Jenkins.

Special thanks to the authors and people who gave up – and are giving up – their time to be interviewed, to write for or provide other material for the website. This is much appreciated.


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Popular culture:

Open Culture – Free onling culture and education site. Superb.

Brain Pickings – Maria Popova’s brilliant literary site. Features unusual articles and links to a wide range of literature and culture.




Mary Balogh – Welsh–Canadian Regency author

Janet Evanovich – American crime writer

Gaelen Foley – American historical-romance writer

Anne Gracie – Australian Regency writer

Elizabeth Hoyt – American Regency writer

Madeline Hunter – American historical-romance writer

Maxim Jakubowski – international crime-fiction and popular genre expert; crime and erotica writer; former owner of Murder One (London)

Eloisa James  – American historical romance writer

Lisa Kleypas  – American romance writer

Dennis Lehane – American crime fiction writer

Caroline Linden – American historical romance writer

Julia London  – romance writer

Sarah Morgan – romance writer

Kate Perry – contemporary author

Mary Jo Putney – American romance writer

Julia Quinn  – American historical romance writer

Nora Roberts (also JD Robb) – award-winning American romance and crime-fiction writer

Ahdaf Soueif  – Egyptian writer



The Word Wenches

Eight historical-romance writers




Jane Austen Society

Daphne du Maurier

Georgette Heyer

Mary Stewart