Autumn edition of Vintage Script out now
    The autumn edition of Vintage Script is out now - see our Latest issue page for more details.
    22 October 2013
    Vintage Script writer Lucy lands New Writers award!

    Vintage Script writer Lucy Ribchester 

    Congratulations to Vintage Script writer Lucy Ribchester, who has landed a prestigious New Writers 2012/13 Award from the Scottish Book Trust. Vintage Script had the honour of being the first to publish Lucy's work - her short story India Rubber inspired by the Suffragette movement.

    27 December 2012

    Top historian shares secrets with Vintage Script magazine
    Top historian and author Tracy Borman shares some surprising secrets in this autumn’s edition of Vintage Script—the writing magazine for all things vintage, historical and retro.

    In the magazine, Tracy reveals that despite being portrayed as “man’s woman” it was women who were most important to Elizabeth I and that before her book, there had never been a biography of Matilda, the first queen of England, in English. She also reveals the surprising story of Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II, who loved and left the king and found contentment and intellectual satisfaction in later life.  

    Tracy Borman

    Tracy also gives readers some tips on historical writing: ‘It's amazing how much you can achieve by taking one step (or perhaps chapter) at a time, and not getting too overwhelmed by the overall word count,’ she says. ‘Little and often is the key. That, and the fabulous cakes in the British Library, which have sustained me through three and a half books so far!’ she adds.

    ‘It’s been an absolute privilege to interview Tracy for the magazine, and makes this edition extra-special,’ said editor Emma Louise Oram. ‘As well as Tracy’s wonderful insights, we have some atmospheric stories and articles conjuring up the autumn season, set throughout history and across the four corners of the world.’

    To read the full interview with Tracy Borman, see the Contact, buy & subscribe page for details of how to order your copy.

    Tracy Borman is an author and historian, whose books include Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen, Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant and Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror, which has just been released in paperback by Vintage. Tracy regularly appears on television and radio and contributes to publications including BBC History Magazine. Find out more about Tracy’s work at
    14 October 2012