This is a book of essays by primarily Historical Fiction writers. I have been reading historical fiction for decades and quite a lot of the contributors for years. However, some are new to me. Note to self: make time for more reading.
I have been following a blog for awhile now: English Historical Fiction Authors Blog. Someone came up with utterly brilliant job of collating articles, essays, and blog posts into print. When I first heard about it, I thought it was brilliant. However, I was unprepared for the book itself. First of all, it is quite large (I now own a print and Kindle version. I'm old. ebooks are easier on my wrists.). It's beautifully and professionally produced and is an absolute treasure trove of information.
If you read history or historical fiction, write, or merely dabble at both, you'll want this book! Not only are the essays so very interesting but there is quite a lot of information about the authors themselves (websites, booklists). I highly recommend it.