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By Jane Johnson -
In The Salt Road, Jane Johnson creates twin narratives about women from very different cultures who both take the eponymous Salt Road, the ...Read Review
By Linda Urbach -
Picking up in 1852, a year after the shattering end of Flaubert’s famous novel, young Berthe is burying her father. She learns she ...Read Review
By Dolores Durando -
Beyond the Bougainvillea is the first novel from ninety-year-old Durando. Basing it in part on her childhood in North Dakota in the 1920s, ...Read Review
By Christina Green -
In late 19th-century Devon, vicar’s daughter Hester Redding longs to experience all the exciting challenges that the approaching new century will bring, ...Read Review
By Allan Mallinson -
Matthew Hervey is back in the saddle after a three-year absence. The eleventh novel in the series, On His Majesty’s Service sees ...Read Review
By Wendy K. Perriman -
Pirates, it seems, are in! The latest Pirates of the Caribbean film has just been released, a Pirates & Wenches festival has sprung ...Read Review
By Hallie Rubenhold -
In October 1789, fearing for her life, 17-year-old Henrietta Ingerton makes the fateful decision to flee from the only home she has ever known. ...Read Review
By Carol Birch -
Sometimes a novel comes along that one reads simply for the pleasure of enjoying the skill (or is it magic?) with which the ...Read Review
By Darci Hannah -
This story begins and ends in the border region of Scotland in 1492. Eighteen-year-old Isabeau Blythe has returned home to Blythe Hall after an ...Read Review
By Russell Whitfield -
This is the second novel of a trilogy, following on from Gladiatrix (HNR 49, pp. 9-10). Lysandra, brought up in the Spartan caste 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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