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By Júlia Sardà (illus.) - By Katherine Woodfine -
On her own after the death of her father, 14-year-old Sophie Taylor feels lucky to have secured a job as a shop girl ...Read Review
By Frances Brody -
Published 2015Published 2017
This, the seventh in Brody’s Kate Shackleton series, offers classic, English-countryside, cozy-mystery enjoyment. Kate, WWI widow and enquiry agent, aims for a ...Read Review
By Linda Grant -
Post-war austerity London in 1949, and feisty East-ender brother and sister twins Lenny and Miriam Lenskey are shocked when they are both diagnosed with ...Read Review
By Josef Kertes -
Budapest, 1956. The childhood of Robert Beck ends abruptly when the Hungarian Revolution is crushed and his family forced to flee to Paris. Finding ...Read Review
By Mary Miley -
Miley’s third Roaring ´20s mystery delivers more zippy entertainment that taps into the spirit of the time when Hollywood’s silent film ...Read Review
By Meir Shalev - By Stuart Schoffman (trans.) -
In 1930, before the founding of the state of Israel, Ze’ev Tavori settles in a new cooperative agricultural moshav. His parents send him ...Read Review
By Cesca Major -
In August 1952 a flash flood swept away the tourist village of Lynmouth in north Devon. All the bodies which were recovered after the ...Read Review
By Tim Pears -
Leo Sercombe lives with his family, tenant farmers on an estate in rural Somerset, in 1911. He’s interested in nature, horses in particular, ...Read Review
By Alana White -
Published 2016Published c1990
Salina Harris is a stubborn, outspoken twelve-year-old from a small mountain town in Tennessee. It’s 1949, and while WWII left scarred lives in ...Read Review
By Rita Mae Brown -
Cakewalk is the long-awaited addition to Ms. Brown’s highly popular Runnymede Series. Set against the backdrop of the ending of WWI, Cakewalk ...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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