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By Rebecca Burns -
Isobel and her husband Brendan left England to make a new life in New Zealand, but after ten years of struggling they have ...Read Review
By Ayesha Harruna Attah -
Published 2018Published 2019
Near the end of the 19th century, as transatlantic slavery has been essentially abolished, internal slavery persists in Ghana. Two quite different young ...Read Review
By Christopher Castellani -
Leading Men achieves what historical fiction does best. Taking the spotlight from the famous protagonists in history, the novel projects its luminous beam ...Read Review
By Nancy Bilyeau (author) -
Genevieve Planché, granddaughter of French Huguenots, desperately wants to escape her stifling existence in Spitalfields to be a “history painter” in the fashion ...Read Review
By Natalie Haynes -
Another group of girls break their silence in this brilliant adaptation of the Oedipus myth, told from the perspective of its female protagonists. ...Read Review
By Boris Akunin -
Published 2010Published 2019
1896: The Romanov imperial family and heads of state from around the world gather in Moscow for the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II. Among ...Read Review
By Simon Scarrow -
It’s scarcely believable that The Blood of Rome is the seventeenth adventure of Cato and Macro, but such is the skill with ...Read Review
By Sophie Duffy -
London, 1926: two baby girls are born in London. One becomes Queen Elizabeth II. The other girl is the daughter of an undertaker south ...Read Review
By Ruth Hull Chatlien -
In 1862 Minnesota, Sarah Wakefield’s peaceful life with her husband and two young children is about to change radically. The food and money ...Read Review
By Ann Weisgarber -
Ann Weisgarber excels at the slowly unfurling tale, where the characters’ waiting and indecision build tension as deftly as any action sequence. The ...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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