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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
By Dean Hughes -
Rick Ward, a confused boy from Long Beach just out of high school, drifts into the army. He may be running away ...Read Review
By Louis Bayard -
‘April 19, 1831. In two or three hours… I’ll be dead.’ What an opening! Gus Landor is a New York City police constable living ...Read Review
By Ben Elton -
In 1917 England was not only fighting the Great War in France but was also witnessing a period of industrial unrest at home. Socialism ...Read Review
By Laurent Gaudé -
Awarded France’s most prestigious literary prize, Le Prix Goncourt 2004, this novel has sold over 400,000 copies. After reading it, you will understand why. ...Read Review
By Per Olov Enquist (trans. Tiina Nunnally) -
Set in Paris during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this quiet novel is a work of art. With every word, every ...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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