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. Become a member to get exclusive early access to our latest reviews too!
Submit your novel for review
Our features are original articles from our print magazines (these will say where they were originally published) or original articles commissioned for this site. If you would like to contribute an article for the magazine and/or site, please contact us.
Our online member directory allows visitors to view members’ profiles, their latest website/blog posts and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads accounts. It is also where our staff first look for news and features for the site.
Our membership is worldwide, but we still like to meet up - and many members travel thousands of miles to do so. Here you can find out about our conferences and chapter meetings, and can check the important dates for our Awards and magazine.
By Hilary Shepherd -
Albi is a “then” and “now” story of an effect of the Spanish Civil War, specifically on the rural village of El Rincon, ...Read Review
By Kirstin Chen -
1957: Drum Wave Islet in Xiamen, central China is a place where Communism has been fully incorporated into every facet of politics, the economy, ...Read Review
By Edward Carey -
This dreamlike novel imagines the origins of Marie Tussaud, creator of the famous waxworks, and also captures the insanity and chaos of Revolutionary ...Read Review
By Inês Pedrosa (trans. Andrea Rosenberg) -
Three generations of Portuguese women narrate their stories, beginning in 1935 during Salazar’s authoritarian regime. Jenny, the grandmother, writes in her journals of ...Read Review
By Chris Womersley -
It is 1673. Charlotte Picot is urged by her dying husband, Michel, to take their son and flee their fever-ridden village of Saint-Gilles for ...Read Review
By Malcolm Hansen -
Fourteen-year-old Huey Fairchild is having a hard time adjusting to his new life in 1968 New York City. Sitting in his “wrinkly button-down shirt ...Read Review
By Ruqaya Izzidien -
This extraordinary debut novel travels from 1915 to 1920 as World War I rages not only in Europe but also in the Middle East. On ...Read Review
By William Boyd -
Love is Blind is a love story that criss-crosses the globe in the last years of the 19th century and the early years ...Read Review
By Anton Hur (trans.) - By Kyung-Sook Shin -
In 1891 a young French diplomat, on his first trip to the Korean imperial palace, sees a beautiful court lady as he makes his ...Read Review
By Peter Donahue -
Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula is what the short novels in the collection Three Sides Water have in common. It travels from a 1925...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.
About our reviews and reviewers
Submit a Book for Review