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By Germaine Shames -
This biographical novel has a beautiful nostalgic quality, the sort of feeling you get when watching classic noir films, browsing vintage postcards or ...Read Review
By Andromeda Romano-Lax -
Ernest Vogler is a young, overlooked artist working for the Third Reich’s Sonderprojekt when he is sent to Rome to oversee the ...Read Review
By Jennifer McVeigh -
1878. Orphaned by the death of her father, Frances Irvine faces a stark choice. Spurned by her mother’s grand relatives and left penniless ...Read Review
By W. Glyn Jones (trans.) - By William Heinesen -
William Heinesen was a native of the Faeroe Islands – where this book is set – although he wrote in Danish. He was renowned as ...Read Review
By Carole DeSanti -
When 17-year-old Eugénie leaves her humble home in France’s foie gras country to follow her wealthy lover to Paris, she has ...Read Review
By Stacia M. Brown -
Set in England during Cromwell’s interregnum, Accidents of Providence centers on Rachel Lockyer, a glove maker’s apprentice accused of murdering her ...Read Review
By Jonathan Odell -
Granada is an enslaved girl, torn from her mother’s arms on a whim to be raised in a mansion as the mistress’...Read Review
By Mari Strachan -
The war is over, but it has left its mark on the tiny West Wales village of Non and her family. Men are ...Read Review
By Luis Alberto Urrea -
Teresita Urrea acquired her title of “Saint of Cabora” during the Mexican war known as the Tomochic Rebellion during the despotic rule of ...Read Review
By Melissa Pritchard -
The title for The Odditorium fits this slim book of short stories nicely, as most of the tales are indeed quite odd and ...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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