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By Jess Kidd -
Red-haired, sharp-witted Bridie Devine is an interesting woman; she’s been a lot of things in her life, the latest of which is ...Read Review
By Steven Price -
Sicily, after the devastation of the Second World War. We are given the history of the last years of Giuseppe Tomasi, true-life author ...Read Review
By Margi Preus -
Based on the true story of villagers who saved thousands of Jews during World War II, Village of Scoundrels traces the fortunes and ...Read Review
By Homan Potterton -
This is the first novel of Homan Potterton, distinguished Irish art historian and man of letters. The story begins in the 1950s, and ...Read Review
By John Harvey -
As a postgraduate student more than three decades ago I had reason to be grateful to Dr. Harvey for his Victorian Novelists and ...Read Review
By Robert Irwin -
By 1945, Dutch bit-part actress and dancer Sonja Heda is finding it increasingly difficult to find roles. Not only are fewer films being made ...Read Review
By Isabel Allende - By Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson (trans.) -
Allende’s fluidly written saga conveys her deep familiarity with the events she depicts, and her intent to illustrate their human impact in ...Read Review
By Dejan Tiago-Stankovic -
In June 1940, a ten-year-old Jewish boy from Antwerp arrives alone at the Hotel Palácio Estoril outside Lisbon. Gaby, short for Gavrihel, brings ...Read Review
By Maaza Mengiste -
Maaza Mengiste’s The Shadow King begins after Benito Mussolini’s second invasion of Ethiopia in 1935, when a Fascist army armed with tanks ...Read Review
By Laura Carlin -
This is a dark Gothic tale set in late Mediaeval England, structured as a pilgrimage from a village in Derbyshire to the shrine ...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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