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By Troon Harrison -
Kallisto is fourteen, the daughter of a horse-riding nomad from the mysterious northern plains, whom her Greek merchant father bought as a slave ...Read Review
By Henry Venmore-Rowland -
This story of the uprising against the emperor Nero in AD 68 is in the form of a memoir by Aulus Caecina Severus. At ...Read Review
By Teresa Grant -
In Brussels fresh from the intrigues of the Congress of Vienna, British agent Malcolm Rannoch and his wife Suzanne investigate a young lady’...Read Review
By Trilby Kent -
Published 2011Published 2012
South Africa, 1900. Twelve-year-old Corlie Roux lives with her mother and brothers on a farm in the Transvaal. It is land the British are ...Read Review
By William Boyd -
In Boyd’s latest literary adventure (after Ordinary Thunderstorms, 2010), a young English actor begins a life of deception off-stage, mostly for good ends, ...Read Review
By Amy McAuley -
Violins of Autumn is the coded message to French patriots that the Allied invasion is imminent. But in the last days before that ...Read Review
By Anthony Riches -
Marcus Valerius Aquila returns in this the fourth of the Empire series. Continuing to use the pseudonym of Marcus Tribulus Corvus, centurion of ...Read Review
By Kim Fay -
Fay’s debut novel begins in Shanghai in 1925, the second part takes place in Saigon, and the third is set in Cambodia. Irene ...Read Review
By Penny Draper -
Ella Barclay is thirteen and learning how to be a lady, and she doesn’t like it very much. She doesn’t want ...Read Review
By Julia Gregson -
In 1942, Saba Tarcan, a determined and talented young singer from Cardiff, joins ENSA, the Entertainments National Service Association, much to her Turkish father’...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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