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By Emma Carroll -
In the summer of 1914 World War I is imminent. The protagonist Fran is the daughter of an under gardener at Longbarrow House, a ...Read Review
This middle-grade novel is set in October 1962, when the world was on tenterhooks, waiting to know whether it would continue to exist due ...Read Review
By Emma Carroll -
London 1922. After World War I, the country is nearly bankrupt, and the Kaye family are struggling; Lil’s grandad, who is passionate about ...Read Review
Annouay, France, 1783. Magpie is a guttersnipe and opportunist thief, struggling to support herself and her pet cockerel, Coco. When the unpleasant Madame Delacroix ...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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