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By Peter Hepplewhite -
Children/Young AdultMilitaryShort Stories
The Great War has always been an emotive subject, and it’s a difficult task to portray it with both frankness and delicacy ...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
Winter, 1941, Ukraine. The Nazis have invaded Russia, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Not only have they massacred indiscriminately, they also have ...Read Review
By K. Conrad -
Set in the years between the mid nineteen fifties and early nineteen seventies in what was initially Northern Rhodesia, we follow the lives ...Read Review
By Anne Baker -
In the spring of 1947 Millie and Pete Maynard take their daughter Sylvie on a sailing trip for a celebration birthday picnic. The weather ...Read Review
By Elisabet Titik Murtisari (trans.) - By Lan Fang -
This novel’s mesmerizing prologue opens in 2003 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Afterward, the timeline slips to the 1940s during WWII, describing life on the ...Read Review
By Graham Ison -
In June 1918, Divisional Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle of the A (Whitehall) Division of London’s Metropolitan Police is presented with a puzzling new ...Read Review
By Patricia O’Reilly -
Drawing on facts but not constrained by them, The Interview imagines the meeting one Parisian afternoon in 1972 of the famed and aged Irish ...Read Review
By Julia Stoneham -
I believe it was William Golding who, when asked about the rules for good writing replied, there are no rules. I see what ...Read Review
By Sarah Harrison -
Originally published in the early 1980s, The Flowers of the Field is the first part of Sarah Harrison’s Flower Trilogy which begins ...Read Review
By Brenda Webster -
Alzheimer’s and Auschwitz. In this contemporary novel, the sufferings caused by these two ordeals are thoroughly intertwined as 88-year-old Renzo, a highly ...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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