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By the mid-1800s, the authorities in both England and the rapidly developing young cities in Australia were trying to contain demonstrations and ...Read Review
A boatman is murdered on a remote island off Van Diemen’s Land, in convict-era Australia. The authorities seek to convict a well-known ...Read Review
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Fled is based on an extraordinary true story. Desperate to escape a life of gruelling poverty in Cornwall, Jenny Trelawney turns to highway ...Read Review
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Set in 1825 in the early years of the Australian colony, this first novel in The Monsarrat Series is set in Port Macquarie. The ...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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