HNR Issue 102 (November 2022)

One Woman’s War: A Novel of the Real Miss Moneypenny

By Christine Wells - Published 2022


England, WWII: and another take on Operation Mincemeat, the most famous espionage operation of any war you care to mention. (It involved tossing ...Read Review

Hardland: A Novel

By Ashley E. Sweeney - Published 2022



Countering the notion that a Western is usually a genre book for relaxed reading, Hardland portrays the reality of working women in Arizona ...Read Review


By Simon Mawer - Published 2022


Recent years have seen the growing popularity of what is generally known as auto-fiction, in which the writer utilizes elements of his or ...Read Review

The Prisoner and the Writer

By Heather Camlot - By Sophie Casson (illus.) - Published 2022


Children/Young Adult

Captain Alfred Dreyfus, wrongly accused of treason by the French government in 1894, was imprisoned on Devil’s Island, off the South American coast. ...Read Review

John Agard’s Windrush Child

By John Agard - By Sophie Bass (illus.) - Published 2022


Children/Young Adult

The arrival in Britain of people from the Caribbean on the ship the Empire Windrush has been the subject of several recent picture ...Read Review

A Truth to Lie For: An Elena Standish Novel

By Anne Perry - Published 2022



It is 1934, and Britain’s MI6 recognizes that something unfathomable is evolving in Germany as they witness the rise of Adolf Hitler. In ...Read Review

The Garden of Angels

By David Hewson - Published 2022


Venice was occupied by the Germans in WW2 for only 20 months (September 1943 to April 1945), but the occupation lay heavily upon the city. The ...Read Review

The Horse Master’s Daughter (Nordun’s Way)

By Elles Lohuis - Published 2022


Tibet, 1285. As a child, Nordun was left by her father at a monastery where her grandmother served as nun. She never knew of ...Read Review

At the Breakfast Table

By Betsy Göksel (trans.) - By Defne Suman - Published 2022


Defne Suman is the author of The Silence of Scheherazade, a powerful story about the last days of the Ottoman Empire and the ...Read Review

Frances Finkel and the Passenger Pigeon

By D.M. Mahoney - Published 2022


Children/Young Adult

By November 1941, 17-year-old Frances Finkel has logged more than 2500 hours flying airplanes and has become an expert aircraft mechanic. Her father owns a ...Read Review