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By Elizabeth Chadwick -
This novel is a sequel to The Greatest Knight which told the early story of William Marshal, although any reader can, as I ...Read Review
By Jeff Shaara -
After an introduction, which whisks the reader through the events leading up World War II and into the early years of the war, ...Read Review
By Isabel Allende - By Margaret Sayers Peden -
Doña Inés Suárez tells the epic story of her life and the conquest of Chile in this fictional biography. Iné...Read Review
By Marcus Zusak -
Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)
1939, Nazi Germany. Liesel Meminger, the daughter of a communist, is the eponymous Book Thief, and her story is told by Death. Even before ...Read Review
By Maggie O'Farrell -
Iris Lockhart is a stubbornly independent young woman in modern Edinburgh. Her only real connections with the past are Kitty, her Alzheimer’s-afflicted ...Read Review
By Martin Stephen -
This is the fourth outing for Stephen’s charismatic anti-hero Sir Henry Gresham. It is 1598, and Elizabeth I is getting old. Her health ...Read Review
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
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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