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By Iona Whishaw -
Lane Winslow, raised in Latvia, is fluent in both English and Russian. After a stint in the UK spy services, she has “retired” ...Read Review
By Timothee de Fombelle -
Five-year-old Rosalie lives in a French village with her mother, who has had to work in a nearby factory since her father went ...Read Review
By Georgina Harding -
Charlie Ashe, a survivor of World War II battles against the Japanese in the uplands of northern India, is trying to adapt to ...Read Review
By Madeleine Bunting -
Island Song is set partly in the present day and partly during the Second World War. The main story features Helene, a young ...Read Review
By Barbara Spencer -
In a town still recovering from the aftermath of invaders, Magrit aka “Maidy” is turning 16, an age heralding womanhood. However, birthdays haven’t ...Read Review
By Norman G. Gautreau -
In 2014 Boston, 92-year-old Henry Budge, a retired, widowed history professor and WWII veteran, wants to attend the 70th D-Day ceremonies in France. But ...Read Review
By Guzel Yakhina -
Soviet Russia in 1930. The gradual accession of Stalin to power in the 1920s eventually ended the liberalization of society and the economy, leading ...Read Review
By Anthony Palmiotti -
In January 1942, U-124 sets sail toward what are considered to be easy targets—ships paralleling the Eastern Seaboard that have not yet been ...Read Review
By Rob Gittins -
Set in a mining town in the Welsh Valleys, this dual-narrative novel centres around an Italian café, “Carini’s”. One strand is the ...Read Review
By Bethan Roberts -
From the moment she first holds him, after his twin brother is stillborn, Gladys Presley loves her son ferociously. This is a love ...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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