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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
By Tracy Groot -
American pilot Tom Jaeger is shot down over France in 1944. Because he personifies the ideal Aryan, the French Resistance recruits him to pose ...Read Review
By Andrew Killeen -
This is a sequel to The Father of Locks (HNR 48 , p. 24). Abu Nuwas the poet, also known as Father of Locks for the ...Read Review
By James Holland -
This is the fourth wartime novel from author James Holland to feature the rough and ready Jack Tanner, an uncompromising hero very much, ...Read Review
By Stewart Binns -
After the death of Harold in 1066, Edgar the Atheling is proclaimed king by his Saxon supporters. When the various rebellions are ruthlessly put ...Read Review
By Michael McGarrity -
The Western often suffers from literary snobbishness, but good authors of the genre, like Michael McGarrity, know their era and don’t embellish ...Read Review
By J. D. Davies -
Young British naval captain Matthew Quinton is on his third mission, hunting down Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean when his ship sights a ...Read Review
By Theresa Breslin -
AdventureBiographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Mary, Queen of Scots has sometimes been criticised as vain and foolish, but this fascinating account of her reign does much to redress ...Read Review
By Alex Rutherford -
1606. It is five months since the death of the Moghul emperor Akbar, and his son Jahangir is crowned as ruler of the empire. ...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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