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By Tom Williams -
Tom Williams’ first novel about real-life Napoleonic-era spy, James Burke, was based on the factual record of his exploits in South America (His ...Read Review
James Brooke, late of the East India Company, was an adventurer in its truest sense. In 1838, he purchased a schooner and sailed to ...Read Review
This tale of espionage is set against one of the lesser-known fields of conflict in the Napoleonic Wars – South America – with the real-life ...Read Review
By Tom Williams -
The siege of Cawnpore in 1857 was one of the bloodiest massacres of the Indian Rebellion, and Tom Williams invites us to witness this ...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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