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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
By Robin LaFevers -
When seventeen-year-old Ismae flees a brutal marriage, she is taken in by the nuns at the abbey of St. Mortain. Mortain is more ...Read Review
By Richard Woodman -
In A Ship for the King, Richard Woodman left his readers wondering which side Captain Kit Faulkner would choose at the start of ...Read Review
By Morgan Llywelyn -
Ireland, 1639. Twelve-year-old Tom Flynn lives in the Big House near Roaringwater Bay in County Cork. On the surface, his is a life 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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