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By Sue Allan -
It’s always a treat to get a book from a small publishing house, and an even bigger treat if the book turns ...Read Review
By Stef Penney -
If I had to review this book in six words, it would be “Stop everything and read this novel.” It is set in ...Read Review
By Ferenc Máté -
“He loved the sea, he loved a boat, he loved a woman, Some would say he loved wrongly or too much—or both.” ...Read Review
By Kathleen Ernst -
Fifteen-year-old Hannah finds herself the head of her family when her Cumberland Mountain home is torn asunder by the ravages of the Civil ...Read Review
By Zina Rohan -
Sixteen-year-old Marta always wanted to be a soldier like her father, an officer in the Polish army. Instead she has to settle for ...Read Review
By Sam Barone -
Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)
On the eastern bank of the Tigris five thousand years ago, Orak grew into a rich and powerful village, settled by merchants, traders ...Read Review
By Diana Norman -
As the waning days of the French Revolution evolve into the Reign of Terror, marked by indiscriminate beheadings, fear and the tyranny of ...Read Review
By Paul Doherty -
Rome is horrified by a series of violent abductions in which the sons and daughters of the wealthiest Roman families are imprisoned and ...Read Review
By Jack Whyte -
If Jack Whyte ever decides on a criminal career, then best of luck to those who have to catch him. His plotting is ...Read Review
By William Boyd -
Ruth is a young single mother in mid-1970s Oxford, teaching English to foreign students and executives while avoiding working on her thesis; ...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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