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Book of the Week: Masterworks – an #HistoricalFiction anthology by Historical Writers Forum #ArtFiction #ShortStories #BookOfTheWeek #TheCoffeePotBookClub @HistWriters @cathiedunn

* Book of the Week *


Historical Short Fiction inspired by Works of Art

by Historical Writers Forum

Publication Date: November 1st, 2023
Publisher: Historical Writers Forum
Pages: 324
Genre: Historical Art Fiction / Short Stories

Strolling through an art gallery gives art appreciators a glimpse at the heart of creativity artists from across time and distance have poured onto canvas, into clay, through wood, metal, and stone. Art inspires us and helps us connect with emotions and ideas. But have you ever wondered what inspired the artists themselves? Perhaps it was a loved one, a moment of suffering or despair, a celebration, or a victory. Have you ever wondered what stories these works tell?

We asked the authors of the Historical Writers Forum these questions, to imagine what stories might be revealed in the history of famous works of art. Through their short stories, you will be transported back in time to the magnificence of works of art from ancient Mesopotamia to nineteenth century America, exploring the people, events, and emotions that may have inspired incredible works of art.

This anthology from Historical Writers Forum includes the following short stories:

A Našû for Ilu

Stephanie Churchill

Proof of the Old Faith

Virginia Crow

La Belle Dame sans Merci

Kathleen Guler

Blood on White Mountain

Eleanor Swift-Hook

The Lacemaker’s Son

Melissa Speed

The Portrait

Lars D.H. Hedbor

The Ambassadress

Ronan Beckman

A Good and Proper Lunacy

Tempest Wright

Portrait of a Lady

Joanne Major

The Watcher on the Wall

Gareth Williams


Samantha Wilcoxson

Universal Link

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