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By Alex Rutherford -
Raiders from the North is the first in a quintet of novels chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul Empire. The story ...Read Review
By Margaret Campbell Barnes -
“It is strange how many want to sit in the king’s seat even though it’s so uncomfortable.” From the mouths of ...Read Review
By Margaret Mallory -
Knight of Desire, the first novel of a planned series entitled All the King’s Men, is set in England and Wales in 1405. ...Read Review
By Pat McIntosh -
The Sidhean (Sheean) is a local hill where the Good Neighbours dwell, so when 12-year-old David Drummond, a chorister, vanished from that very ...Read Review
By Phillipa Gregory -
Gregory’s newest entry is all about Elizabeth Woodville, told in her voice and with a few twists and turns. Elizabeth is a ...Read Review
By Loucinda McGary -
Ah, Romance! Loucinda McGary’s second ultra-romantic novel, set in a sultry modern-day Venice, has all the requisites of a frothy by-the-pool read: ...Read Review
By Christopher Harris -
In the Italian city of Ancona in 1464, Pope Pius II dies. His mostly loyal English servant Thomas Deerham uses this as an ...Read Review
By Hilda Lewis -
I, Jacqueline is the story of Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria, daughter of Count William VI and sole heir to the throne of ...Read Review
By Vanora Bennett -
Using the point-of-view of a female silk merchant of London, Vanora Bennett, in Figures of Silk, gives readers a unique perspective of ...Read Review
By Trevor Royle -
Published 2008Published 2009
The Wars of the Roses always confused me. So many people, with so many variations of their names, all killing each other. Rarely ...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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