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By Margaret Frazer -
A Play of Knaves, the third in the Joliffe Mysteries series (a spin-off of Frazer’s well-known Sister Frevisse mysteries) finds the intrepid ...Read Review
By Posie Graham-Evans -
The Beloved is the third in a trilogy, now set in Flanders during the exile of Edward IV. Warwick is plotting to reinstate ...Read Review
By Jeanne Kalogridis -
In her follow-up to 2005’s The Borgia Bride, Jeanne Kalogridis brings to life the woman behind the enigmatic smile of Leonardo da Vinci’...Read Review
By Deryn Lake -
Published 2006 (c1992 written as Dinah Lampitt)
1403. The middle of the Hundred Years War. The wolves are circling France. We follow the fortunes of the Dauphin Charles, who will eventually, ...Read Review
The peace of St Frideswide’s is shattered with the arrival of two small boys after their party is apparently attacked by ...Read Review
By Alberto Manguel (trans.) - By Javier Sierra -
Leonardo da Vinci is the patron of thrillers these days – despite the fact that he was, and indeed one might argue still is, ...Read Review
By C.W. Gortner -
This is the story of Juana “the Mad” of Castile, daughter to Isabel and Fernando and sister to Catherine of Aragon. Spanning the ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
Published 1994 (US)Published 2005 (UK)
England, 1434. Thomas Chaucer is dying. Administering to his needs is his cousin, Cardinal Bishop Beaufort of Winchester. Thomas dies and the family gathers ...Read Review
It is the summer of 1450. Dame Frevisse must travel to London to select cloth and patterns for church vestments. But Frevisse is also ...Read Review
By Jean Plaidy -
1486. The Wars of the Roses are over. The Lancastrian King Henry VII has married the Yorkist princess Elizabeth and united the two warring ...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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