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By Lilly Koppel -
There are plenty of books about the remarkable men of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs, but this is the first dedicated ...Read Review
By Pamela Schoenewaldt -
It is 1904, and 14-year-old Lucia lives with her mother, Therese, a servant in a Neapolitan grand home. There Therese, marginally unstable emotionally, earns ...Read Review
By Elisabeth Marrion -
The Night I Danced with Rommel is based on the real life events of the author’s mother and recounts the story of ...Read Review
By Ivan Doig -
Ivan Doig’s third historical novel featuring erudite con man Morrie Morgan finds our hero in 1921 Butte, Montana, back from his year-long honeymoon ...Read Review
By Parinoush Sanice -
In Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, curious teenage girls like Massoumeh enjoyed school even though older brothers like Ahmad thought education was wasted ...Read Review
By Paul Colt -
In the spring of 1916, there is a revolution in Mexico. Pancho Villa, leading a band of bandits, attacks the American town of Columbus, ...Read Review
By Irene N. Watts -
The omnibus edition of Watts’s three novels about the Kindertransport – the rescue program that transported 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany and surrounding ...Read Review
By D.J. Taylor -
It is the first few months of the Second World War, and the British are in that curiously suspended situation, wondering when, if ...Read Review
By J. Robert Janes -
Best known for his St-Cyr and Kohler mysteries, Janes is on familiar Nazi-occupied French ground in this wartime thriller told by Lily de ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
Dandy, the eponymous heroine, is one half of an unusual detective pairing. Together with her partner Alec Osborne, she is asked to investigate ...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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