Elmore Leonard said: I have a character in one of my books tell how she used to write historical romances ''full of rape and adverbs.''

Sunday, 8 June 2008


There's a brilliant post up at Reader, I Married Him on romance, colonialism and Brockway's As You desire.

And, while you're there, why not cast your eyes over this post, Masculinity and the Problem of Chivalry. Ever since reading it, I've been looking at romances a little differently. I wanted to use it in my McKenna post, but that thing needed to be put out of its misery, not expanded so that I lost every last reader by the halfway mark...

Anyway, go and be impressed.

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