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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
By Marilyn Heward Mills -
In the mid-1930s, naïve bride Audrey Turton travels to Ghana to join her colonial officer husband. At the same time, fourteen-year-old ...Read Review
By Beryl Kingston -
In 1800 the poet, William Blake, and his wife, Catherine, move from London to the tiny rural community of Felpham, in Sussex. There they ...Read Review
By Irène Némirovsky -
Suite Française, an unfinished five-part epic that boldly illustrates the effect of the WWII German occupation on the ordinary people of France, ...Read Review
By Dara Horn -
The World to Come is, quite simply, one of the best novels I have read in a long time. At the heart of ...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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