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By June Hall McCash -
McCash brings her scholarship to life with this vivid reimagining of the life of Marie, Countess of Champagne, a patroness of the arts ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
The author brings medieval Ireland alive with her trademark mix of engaging characters, high politics, and romance. As the daughter of an Irish ...Read Review
By Liza Wieland -
Fiction steps in where a diary feared to tread. 1937, a year famously absent from the journals of Elizabeth Bishop—celebrated American poet and ...Read Review
By Deryn Lake -
Charles Edward Stuart, aka The Young Pretender, aka Bonnie Prince Charlie, was the eldest grandson of the exiled Catholic King James II. As ...Read Review
By Caitlin Horrocks -
Erik Satie (1866-1925) became a famous composer during La Belle Époque in Paris. This novel is a creative depiction of what was behind ...Read Review
By Edgardo Franzosini -
This is a prize-winning fictionalised biography of the sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916). In his brief life Bugatti created over 300 bronzes, nearly all animal ...Read Review
By Richard Zimler -
Bestselling author Richard Zimler crafts a distinctly Jewish view of the mission and execution of Jesus of Nazareth (here termed Yeshua, of Natzeret) ...Read Review
By Kate Wilby -
This is the story of the Norwich Bethel, a sanctuary for “lunaticks” founded in 1713 by the enlightened and compassionate Mary Chapman, widow of ...Read Review
By Ann Goldstein (trans.) - By Helena Janeczek -
This fictionalized true-life story of Gerda Taro (born Gerta Pohorylle), the first woman photojournalist killed in war, is told by three of her ...Read Review
By Melvyn Bragg -
In 12th-century Paris, a learned young woman named Heloise is tutored by the famed philosopher Abelard. The teacher and student soon become lovers, ...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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