Definition: A literary sub-genre, referring to fictional family sagas set in British middle-class country or village life.
Origin: The name comes from the AGA cooker, a type of oven in country houses in the UK. Novelist, Terence Blacker first used the word to describe Joanna Trollope’s novels.
Popular Aga Saga Authors: Joanna Trollope, Maeve Binchy, Rosamunde Pilcher, Catherine Alliott, Mary Wesley
From Writers Write
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