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By Manil Suri -
Published 2007Published 2008
On the eve of 25 January 1955, India is to celebrate its fifth anniversary as a republic. The subcontinent is beginning to readjust after the ...Read Review
By Celia Hayes -
In the 1840s, an “aristocrat’s society” or “Adelsverein” formed for the purpose of bringing German immigrants into 19th-century Texas. They offered land, ...Read Review
By June Francis -
Liverpool, 1918. The Great War is drawing to a close. Nineteen-year-old Clara O’Toole lives with her crabby grandmother, Bernie. Clara’s father has ...Read Review
By Margaret Thornton -
At the turn of the century little Maddy Moon, daughter of a local undertaker, meets Jessie on the sands of her Scarborough home. ...Read Review
By Dorothy Hearst -
Fourteen thousand years ago, a wolf cub named Kaala, born out of pack-lock, is spared the death her littermates share in order to ...Read Review
By Judith Miller -
In the third novel of Miller’s Postcards from Pullman series, Pullman, Illinois, is in turmoil in 1894 as its railway workers go on ...Read Review
By Bill Gulick -
On Memorial Day, 1948, the Vanport River breaks its dikes and devastates a community of World War II veterans and their families. Most of ...Read Review
By Nilita Vachani -
First published novel this may be, but it reads like the work of an accomplished novelist. The prose is tight, word choice exact, ...Read Review
By Valerie Anand -
This entertaining if slightly overlong followup to The House of Lanyon, which like its predecessor is set on rural Exmoor in Somerset, ...Read Review
By Douglas Jackson -
The third Roman emperor was the one they called Caligula, infamous in equal part for his cruelty and his insanity. He was an ...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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