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By Duncan Barrett - By Nuala Calvi -
Tens of thousands of British women married American GIs during World War II; this book traces the lives and loves of four of ...Read Review
By Gregory Maguire -
Set in the last years of the Russian monarchy, Egg and Spoon is a fanciful mix of history, folklore, philosophy, childhood fantasy, silliness, ...Read Review
By Alan Hamilton -
Set in the early 1930s, this intriguing novel, based on a real-life case, follows the progress of Walter Bruce, a door-to-door insurance salesman, ...Read Review
By Kate Beaufoy -
This is the story of three generations of women linked by a silk dress. First there’s Jessie, whose artist husband inexplicably deserts ...Read Review
By Ann H. Gabhart -
This is the third story about the Merritt family (Angel Sister, 2011; Small Town Girl, 2013). World War II is over, and two of the ...Read Review
By Sheila Kohler -
During an eleven-week period in 1900, Sigmund Freud treated an eighteen-year-old girl for hysteria and wrote about his treatment in one of the most ...Read Review
By Bernadette Pajer -
Professor Benjamin Bradshaw is not merely an academic; he is now an “electrical forensic” specialist working with the Seattle police in the early ...Read Review
By Barbara J. Taylor -
Barbara J. Taylor’s debut novel is the moving story of a family from Scranton, Pennsylvania at the turn of the 20th century. ...Read Review
By Rosie Clarke -
The author’s biography says she “has penned over one hundred novels under different pseudonyms.” A little research reveals that Rosie Clarke is ...Read Review
By Robert Goddard -
This is the second in Goddard’s The Wide World trilogy of thrillers set in the years immediately after the First World War, ...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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