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1888. Jack the Ripper is at large. Like most local people, Kathryn Flynn, who lives in Whitechapel, London, has no time to think of ...Read Review
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1867, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. This crisis-to-comfort tale concerns young Megan Hopkins, the eponymous waif, whose mother and younger siblings are split up within the ...Read Review
It is 1888, and sixteen-year-old Lottie Perkins works for Bryant & May match manufacturers in London’s East End, where she catches the eye ...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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