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By Catriona McCuaig -
This novel is the story of the Morgan family in Wales during the Second World War. Colliery owner Harry Morgan has plenty to ...Read Review
By Jessica Stirling -
On the brink of being coerced into an unwanted marriage to an old, albeit rich, neighbour, young Nicola Templeton flees to Georgian Edinburgh ...Read Review
By Daphne Rooke -
Ratoons, (n), shoots growing from the root of a plant (esp. sugar cane) that has been cut down…. or burnt. This novel, originally ...Read Review
By Anne Herries -
This is the second novel of an upstairs-downstairs saga featuring the families at Trenwith. Anyone who has not read the first, Love is ...Read Review
By Jeannie Johnson -
When Catherine’s mother, Leonora, discovers that her lover, Walter Shellard, has married another woman, she commits suicide and her daughter Catherine’s ...Read Review
By Dawn Shamp -
In 1919, Richmond debutante Ina Fitzhugh, widowed after just a few days of marriage, decides to make a change and take a teaching ...Read Review
By Tony D’Souza -
Lawrence D’Sai is the firstborn son of a firstborn son, part of a line that stretches back generations. He’s also ...Read Review
By Mary Doria Russell -
(1) Mary Doria Russell takes readers from post-World War I Ohio to Egypt and back again in this roman à clef of the creation of ...Read Review
By Ellen Cooney -
Lucia Fantini, legendary singer and widow of Aldo, whose village restaurant was her personal stage, secretly helps her son’s resistance movement ...Read Review
By Anuradha Roy -
This a poignant love story spanning three periods of India’s turbulent history between 1907 and the mid 1950s and three generations of ...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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