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By Camille Di Maio -
A woman’s quest to fulfill her grandfather’s wishes leads her on the adventure of a lifetime. The year is 1958, and Kate ...Read Review
By Guy Bolton -
Published 2018Published 2019
This is a sequel to the author’s 2017 novel The Pictures, reviewed in HNR issue 80. It is the United States in the summer ...Read Review
By Sylvia Broady -
Published 2018Published 2019
Set in Hull, East Yorkshire, in 1930, Broady tells the story of Alice Goddard, a woman fleeing domestic violence at the hands of her ...Read Review
By Oggy Boytchev (author) -
The Unbeliever is fictionalised history rather than historical fiction. It is based closely on the real-life story of a Bulgarian diplomat who was ...Read Review
By Mina Baites -
Germany, 1938. Paul Blumenthal tries desperately to get his Jewish family out of Germany, but he is betrayed. Just before his two little girls ...Read Review
By Seamus Beirne -
It is 1941 in Ireland; Peter Coltrane and his young daughter, Brigid, are fishing in Loch Gorm when they witness the executions of two ...Read Review
By Jeffrey Archer -
Having completed his Clifton Chronicles, Jeffrey Archer returns this year with a stand-alone novel, Heads You Win. Archer’s latest book explores the ...Read Review
By Sophie Duffy -
London, 1926: two baby girls are born in London. One becomes Queen Elizabeth II. The other girl is the daughter of an undertaker south ...Read Review
By Kate Quinn -
Ian Graham and Nina Markova are different from other people in their post-WWII world. In her words: “You – in war you hunt stories, ...Read Review
By Jess Montgomery -
It is 1925 when we meet Lily Ross as she is cleaning out a jail cell in preparation for the new prisoner her husband ...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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