Going to the toilet in historical fiction

Going to the toilet in historical fiction

Why does no one go to the toilet in historical fiction? Well, of course they do, but we don’t mention it. Writers are happy to offer detailed descriptions of wine, tea, and coffee consumed, water scooped from streams, juice squeezed from fresh oranges, et cetera, but...
What does historical fiction mean?

What does historical fiction mean?

We all know what historical fiction is. It’s stories that are set in the past. Easy. Next question? Except it’s never going to be that simple. History isn’t simple, and neither is fiction, so we can hardly expect a combination of the two to be straightforward....