Here is a collection of my thoughts, reading, writing and random ideas from this week! 🙂 I have been learning about slavery in Joseon Korea and remembering some of the places I visited when travelling! … More Lee Evie Diary Feb 26 21: Korean history research, writing and thoughts
Here is a random collection of thoughts from this week (22 Feb 2021). I have been doing lots of Korean history research and reading, lots of dreaming about going overseas on a trip, and of course, lots of writing! … More Lee Evie Diary: What I’ve been reading, researching and thinking about this week!
Be the coolest girl in the entire world and defeat all your enemies with your big brain, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is discussing her feelings around the excellent (and very long) 2016 historical kdrama THE FLOWER IN PRISON. Starring the fantastic Jin Se-yeon and Go Soo, as well as a vast array of wonderful side characters, this sageuk is epic, edge of your seat, twisty Korean drama fun. The heroine Ok Nyeo is also one of the coolest characters ever created! Lee Evie adored her! … More Kdrama Podcast 79: FLOWER IN PRISON overview
For a limited time (between 01 FEB and 15 FEB 2021) I am giving away FREE ebook copies of a special illustrated edition of my novel PROMISE SEASON, a dark and romantic mystery story set in old Korea during the Joseon dynasty. … More Limited time FREE EBOOK giveaway: a special illustrated edition of PROMISE SEASON
As I research my historical fiction books and read more and more about Joseon Korean history, I become more and more fascinated! There is so much to learn, and this book is a wonderful place to start! I LOVED this book. Such a fascinating and eye-opening overview of Joseon. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: Letters from Korean History 3: Joseon – from founding to later years by Eunbong Park
I absolutely adored this book, I just gobbled it up. This historical fiction novel charts the changes in one Korean man’s life from the early 1940s (occupation era Korea) through the civil war and into the murky (and terrifying) political landscape aftermath. Wow, what a read, I learned so much! … More BOOK THOUGHTS: The Great Homecoming by Anna Kim
I was lucky enough a while back to be wandering around an art gallery, and find an incredible exhibition on the age of the samurai within Japan. I was fascinated to see real pieces of art, armour, pottery and sword pieces from Japan’s tumultuous history. And I took lots of photos, so though I might share them here, as I found the whole experience really interesting 🙂 … More TRAVEL DIARY: Samurai history at an art gallery
Poke a stick into your ear (it’s fine! it didn’t even hit anything important! don’t even worry about it!) and go completely crazy, before being usurped by a doppleganger who is in love with your wife, because this week on the show Lee Evie is ranting about the 2019 Korean historical drama THE CROWNED CLOWN. Starring Yeo Jin-gu as both the stick-poking mad king of Joseon and his clownish look-alike, as well as the always beautiful Lee Se-young as his very confused queen, this is both a wonderful sageuk filled with secret identities and plot twists, as well as an ethically confusing conundrum. Well, at least that was the case for Lee Evie, listen to her ranty waffle to find out why! … More Kdrama Podcast 62: THE CROWNED CLOWN overview
I was lucky enough to visit Korea a few years ago, and these are pictures I took while wandering around the main palace in Seoul, Gyeongbokgung. I LOVED it, it was stunningly beautiful and with so many small details to focus on. … More TRAVEL DIARY: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korea
Get drunk, solve some crimes and then become the king of Joseon, because this week on the show Lee Evie is discussing her feelings around the 2019 Korean historical drama HAECHI. Starring Jung Il-woo (who basically carries this entire show on his shoulders … wow!) and Go Ara, as well as a whole heap of stellar side character performances, this story is based on the true history of Prince Yeoning, a Korean prince born to a lowly court maid. This show is fast-paced, filled with edge of your seat plots and twisty conspiracies, and also features a wonderful performance from Jung Moon-Sung as a despot power craving prince. Lee Evie throughly enjoyed this wonderful sageuk! … More Kdrama Podcast 59: Historical drama time with HAECHI!