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By Gretchen Craig -
Behind this novel’s nondescript title and cover art lies one of the most entertaining historical novels I’ve read in a ...Read Review
By Loren D. Estleman -
“Most of what follows took place in the West. Not just any West.” So begins the tale of Johnny Vermillion’s theatre ...Read Review
By Ami McKay -
This novel, already and deservedly a best-seller in Canada, tells the story of Dora Rare and her struggles to maintain a holistic, ...Read Review
By Clio Gray -
Gray has skilfully crafted a tale that leads from Italy under the burden of Napoleonic rule to the Italian quarter of London, ...Read Review
By Steven Heighton -
In 1871 a thwarted American expedition to the Arctic casts 19 survivors adrift on an ice floe off the coast of Greenland – one white and ...Read Review
By Luis Alberto Urrea -
Luis Alberto Urrea had a “flying Yaqui aunt” in Tijuana, Mexico, a woman who was said to be the mystical guiding force behind ...Read Review
By Edward Rutherfurd -
Rutherfurd’s latest bestseller concludes his sweeping look at Irish history first begun in The Princes of Ireland (Dublin in the UK). ...Read Review
By Jim Eldridge -
It is October 1942 and 13-year-old Paul Lelaud is hiding in a bush with his friend, Antoine, by the railway station. They are ...Read Review
By Ruth Downie -
Britannia, 117 AD. Having just joined the hospital staff at the Roman legionary fortress of Deva (Chester), world-weary surgeon Gaius Petreius Ruso examines the ...Read Review
By Patricia Finney -
Published 2005Published 2006
This is another from the fictional diaries of Lady Grace Cavendish, Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth and secret Lady Pursuivant. Carmina, ...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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