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By Julia Drosten -
This novel is a mesmerizing story of an orphaned little girl growing up in Vienna in the years before World War I. It ...Read Review
By Deborah Langton (trans.) - By Julia Drosten -
In 1803, a daughter, Phera, is born to the elephant keeper of the independent mountainous Sinhalese Kingdom of Kanda. Desirous of a son, he ...Read Review
By Christiane Galvani (trans.) - By Julia Drosten -
In 1835, Sibylla is rescued from a near-drowning accident at the London docks by Benjamin, a conniving clerk in her father’s shipping company. ...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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