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By Dan Simmons -
In 1845, two ships of the Royal Navy, the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus, led by Sir John Franklin, attempted to sail through ...Read Review
By Martin Amis -
Published 2006Published 2007
Written as a confession, House of Meetings is the story of two brothers—the unnamed narrator and Lev—and the beautiful, free-spirited woman ...Read Review
By Bryce Courtenay -
This is the story of three people thrown together through circumstances beyond their control and the friendships that develop through the years of ...Read Review
By Georgette Heyer -
The scene is 1933: a weekend country house party at The Grange, courtesy of General Sir Arthur Billington-Smith and his good lady wife Lady ...Read Review
By Baker H. Morrow -
This book of short stories is set in the mountainous part of Michoacan in the 1960s. Lou (Luis) Becton, an American living temporarily ...Read Review
By Richard Zimler -
Set mostly in 1930s Berlin, Richard Zimler’s latest novel charts the experiences of Sophie Reidsel, a thoroughly likeable and feisty young woman ...Read Review
By Ann Halam -
This is a stylish and fascinating retelling of the Medusa myth. Ann Halam has given the ancient Greek story a thoroughly modern twist, ...Read Review
By Ann Turnbull -
London 1941. When 12-year-old Josie goes to stay with her cousin Edith in Chelsea, she is glad to start a new life. Back home, ...Read Review
By Keith Lowe -
In the summer of 1943 British and American bombers launched an attack on the German city of Hamburg. For ten days the city was ...Read Review
By Eva Etzioni-Halevy -
In the small town of Bethlehem, Osnath, niece of the prophet Samuel, finds an old scroll purporting to be written by Ruth the ...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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