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By Julian Stockwin -
Having done their duty at Trafalgar (1805) and subsequently elsewhere, notably Curaçao, Captain Kydd and his frigate are recalled by the British Admiralty. ...Read Review
By R. L. Stevenson -
The HNS magazine allows 300 words for a review, but Treasure Island really only needs four: a cracking good read. Two would also cover ...Read Review
By David Hill -
This a real tour de force, a must-read for anybody interested in the beginnings of European settlement in the Great South Land, Australia. ...Read Review
By Bill Kirton -
In 1840, Aberdeen on an early morning, the body of shipwright Jimmie Crombie is found on the beach as the tide recedes. While his ...Read Review
By Nick Smith -
Rogues’ Nest is a pirate-based adventure with all the ingredients of a swashbuckling read. First mate, the Englishman, Ormes, joins forces with Captain ...Read Review
By Tim Severin -
This fourth installment of Tim Severin’s Pirate series finds Hector Lynch and his companions plundering a Spanish wreck. Having promised his wife, ...Read Review
By Patrick Easter -
Set in 1799, this is the third of Patrick Easter’s crime thrillers featuring Tom Pascoe, a former Royal Navy captain turned river surveyor ...Read Review
By Sten Eirik -
The seas around the West Indies in the 18th century have long held the reputation of risk and violence, riches and slavery. This ...Read Review
By Alaric Bond -
War with France at the turn of the 19th century means conflict and intrigue on the high seas. HMS Scylla, led by Post ...Read Review
By Adrian Goldsworthy -
Run Them Ashore is the fifth book in a series by Goldsworthy set during the Napoleonic Wars. The hero, Hamish Williams, who has ...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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