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By Beryl Matthews -
Amy Carter at 14 lived in rented rooms in Wapping, her mother suffering from TB and her father a merchant seaman often away at ...Read Review
By Tom Harper -
In the author’s historical note at the back of the volume, he notes the “catalogue of greed, intrigue, treachery and extraordinary violence ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
Gregory’s latest novel focuses on the lives of three women, all of whom bear witness to the Boleyn family’s legacy: Anne ...Read Review
By Dewey Lambdin -
It’s 1799, and the Napoleonic Wars have just begun. Alan Lewrie, captain of the 32-gun British frigate HMS Proteus, is in trouble – again. ...Read Review
By Yvette Christiansë -
“I say, life is a disease women get from men.” Readers of Unconfessed will understand Sila Van den Kapp’s misandry. She is ...Read Review
By Robert Gleason and Junius Podrug -
Gleason and Podrug continue the late Gary Jennings’ popular Aztec series, bringing it up to the early 19th century, the Peninsular War in ...Read Review
By Alanna Knight -
The second book in the Rose McQuinn mystery series is a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the world of Edinburgh’s first intrepid female ...Read Review
By James Alexander Thom -
Veteran historical novelist Thom (Sign Talker, Follow the River) leads readers through the conflicted mid- 19th century war with Mexico, as seen through ...Read Review
By Renee Dodd -
Narrated by a dwarf, a wolf-woman, conjoined twins, a tattooed man, and an individual of ambiguous sex – and a few more of God’...Read Review
By Kathleen Hills -
Published 2006 (c2004)
For fans of detective mysteries, there is a lot to enjoy in this, the second appearance of township constable John McIntire, and for ...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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