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By Beryl Matthews -
Published 2015Published c2009
In turn-of-the-century London, young Gertie Melrose’s sheltered and comfortable world is shattered when her wayward brother’s gaming debts bring ruin on ...Read Review
By Marion Kenyon Jones -
Set mainly in Northern Italy during the latter months of the Second World War, Pippo’s War is a wartime story which incorporates, ...Read Review
By Xiao Bai -
Shanghai, 1931: a Chinese Nationalist official is welcomed at Shanghai Harbor with fireworks, deafening noise, a lethal bullet, and the unexpected disappearance of the ...Read Review
By Sam Eastland -
This fifth book in Eastland’s Inspector Pekkala series begins with the accidental discovery of a lost icon in the crypt of a ...Read Review
By Anna Jacobs -
1915. Greyladies, in Wiltshire, is a manor house, half of which the government has requisitioned to house German refugees while Phoebe Latimer, the current ...Read Review
By Virginia Pye -
In 1937, Japan invades northern China while the feuding Nationalists and Communists are trying to decide if they should unite against this common enemy. ...Read Review
By Amanda Hopkinson (trans.) - By Isabel Allende - By Nick Caistor (trans.) -
“We are all born happy. Life gets us dirty along the way, but we can clean it up. Happiness is not exuberant or ...Read Review
By John Wilson -
Fifteen-year-old Newfoundland miner, Alec Shorecross, enlists at the beginning of World War 1 with the hope of doing something useful to aid the war ...Read Review
By Hoyt Rogers (trans.) - By Philippe Claudel -
France, December 1917, in the midst of the Great War and a harsh winter. In an unidentified town just behind the front line, a ...Read Review
By Richard D Handy -
Leipzig, 1933, and a scientist, Gustav Mayer, makes an amazing discovery regarding rocket fuel. However, he is being watched by both the British SIS ...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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