It’s 1862, and Elle Burns is not what she seems. Ostensibly a slave working in a Confederate senator’s Richmond home, she’s actually a plant gathering intel to aid the Union cause—when she encounters Malcolm McCall, another spy, a dashing Scotsman by way of Kentucky, who simultaneously infuriates and interests her.
Though Emma Donoghue is likely best known for Room, her 2010 best-selling novel turned film, she more commonly writes historical fiction, raiding archives for odd and violent histories, particularly the lives of long dead women and children. With her latest novel, The Wonder, Donoghue has returned to this familiar…
The new ten part miniseries from Starz's dives into Philippa Gregory’s War of the Roses trilogy, historical fiction about the women who ruled — and those who desperately wanted to rule — the medieval British court of the late 1400s.