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By Alison Anderson (trans.) - By Amélie Nothomb -
Like any retelling of a popular religious story, Thirst is an ambitious book. Nothomb narrates Jesus’s death from his point of view ...Read Review
By Alison Anderson (trans.) - By Joanna Gruda -
Julek is literally a child of the Revolution. After the Polish Communist Party decides in 1929 that Comrade Helena Rappaport may indeed carry her ...Read Review
By Alison Anderson (trans.) - By Jean Teulé -
The Marquis de Montespan and his wife, Athénaïs, have a passionate and loving relationship. They live in a style much larger ...Read Review
By Alison Anderson (trans.) - By Jean-Christophe Rufin -
The Dream Maker follows the Renaissance adventures of Jacques Coeur, the man who played the role of Argentier to King Charles VII of ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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