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By Jill Eileen Smith -
As the second wife of the soon-to-be-king David of ancient biblical times, Abigail must contend with hardships and inner turmoil that she thinks ...Read Review
By David Stinebeck - By Scannell Gill -
George Thomas, a Union General during the American Civil War, is a Virginian who decides to remain loyal to his country. His exploits ...Read Review
By Christine Feddersen-Manfredi (trans.) - By Valerio Massimo Manfredi -
The Ides of March concentrates on the eight days leading up to and including Julius Caesar’s assassination. While Caesar is in Rome ...Read Review
By Vincent Panella -
On the way to Rhodes to further his study of rhetoric, Julius Caesar is captured by pirates and held for ransom. At this ...Read Review
By Melanie Benjamin -
This literary novel, set in the early 20th century with flashbacks to the mid-19th century, is the fictionalized life story of the ...Read Review
By Betsy Carter -
Simon Phelps emigrated to the United States as a nine-year-old boy, making the journey from Latvia to New York City on his own. ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
Published 2006Published 2009
The life of William Marshal is remarkably well documented for a less-than-royal contemporary of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard Lionheart and John Lackland. Chadwick ...Read Review
By Madison Smartt Bell -
Certainly one of the most curious events in historical fiction in decades is the decision by a writer to pen a trilogy about ...Read Review
By E. L. Doctorow -
Published 2009Published 2010
For a review suited to this journal, it is well to begin by pointing out that the novel is not, and does not ...Read Review
By Thomas Keneally -
This is a fictionalised biography of Artem Sergiev, prisoner in pre-revolutionary Russia who fled to Australia in 1911. In Thomas Keneally’s hands the ...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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