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By Sidura Ludwig -
Published 2007Published 2008
Beth Levy’s story of growing up starts out in a most unusual fashion. She tells us about her parents’ wedding day: where ...Read Review
By Angel Wagenstein (trans. Elizabeth Frank - By Deliana Simeonova) -
Isaac Jacob Blumenfeld does not think it coincidental that the Torah has five books and he has five different motherlands, all without pulling ...Read Review
By H. G. Adler (trans. Peter Filkins) -
In the introduction of The Journey the translator writes, “Neither Germany nor the world was ready for novels about the Holocaust in the 1950...Read Review
By Simon Montefiore -
Sashenka Zeitlin is the daughter of a Jewish banker living in St Petersburg. In the winter of 1916, revolution is in the air, and ...Read Review
By Louise Wener -
In her fifth novel, Wener examines the influence of scandal on personal relationships in two very distinct periods of British history: the 1930s ...Read Review
By Ben Kane -
In the dying days of the Roman Republic, anarchy rules in the capital. Three men maintain an uneasy triumvirate: Pompey suspiciously watches ...Read Review
By Christie Dickason -
Published 2005Published 2008
A firemaster is an expert with gunpowder and its various uses. Although it was known in Europe since Marco Polo’s return from ...Read Review
By Kitty Aldridge -
The story alternates between the 1930/40s and the late 1960s in the eponymous English small town. It is difficult to describe the plot, ...Read Review
By James Runcie -
Canvey Island is a six-mile by three-mile piece of reclaimed land in the Thames estuary just off the south Essex coast. It was ...Read Review
By Zhang Wei (trans. Howard Goldblatt) -
Zhang Wei depicts a master plot in which the Chinese sense of community vies with individuals’ desire for wealth and leadership in China’...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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