The Story Behind ‘Dolet,’ by Florence Byham Weinberg

I wrote the first sketch for Dolet about four years after my husband’s death in 1996 from Parkinson’s disease. I knew a good deal about interesting figures from the sixteenth-century in France, since that was my main research-field. I had published three scholarly books on François Rabelais (1494 [ca]-1553) and a novel in French translation…

Don't Hit Me!

The Story Behind Don’t Hit Me! by Vanessa de Largie

Don’t Hit Me! is a unique book about the intricacies of abuse. I was looking through a journal from my time in a violent relationship and realised I had captured domestic violence in real time. I decided to self-publish my raw journal with minimal editing, keeping it organic. The narrative is conveyed through journal entries,…