HNR Issue 41 (August 2007)

Three Novels of Ancient Egypt: Khufu’s Wisdom, Rhadopis of Nubia, Thebes at War

By Naguib Mahfouz - Published 2007

Genres:

Alternate HistoryLiterary

Go figure. Just when you think you know the rules of historical fiction—pitfalls to avoid such as anachronisms, being moralistic, or threading ...Read Review

St. Mungo’s Robin

By Pat McIntosh - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the fourth book featuring Gil Cunningham, a notary, working and living in Glasgow in 1493. Suddenly, the warden of the local almshouse ...Read Review

The Thistle and the Rose

By Jean Plaidy - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

Plaidy’s eighth Tudor novel vividly reconstructs the dramatic life of Margaret Tudor, from the time of her early marriage to King James ...Read Review

Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

By Gyles Brandreth - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Oscar Wilde makes his debut as a fictional sleuth in this recent addition to the spate of historical detective novels showcasing famous historical ...Read Review

The Snake Stone

By Jason Goodwin - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the second novel in the series featuring Yashim the Eunuch. Goodwin has written non-fiction about the Ottoman Empire and Istanbul and ...Read Review

The Rose of Sebastopol

By Katherine McMahon - Published 2007

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

Mariella Lingwood is a typical Victorian young lady. She is quiet, dutiful, unadventurous, shy and modest. She helps her mother in her charitable ...Read Review

Keeping the House

By Ellen Baker - Published 2007

Genres:

RomanceSaga

A two-family saga spanning 1896 to 1950, Keeping the House explores what making a home actually means, and the sacrifices both men and women have ...Read Review

The Welsh Girl

By Peter Ho Davies - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

This first novel by Peter Ho Davies, named one of Britain’s best young novelists, chronicles the life of young Esther Evans as ...Read Review

A Fete Worse than Death

By Dolores Gordon-Smith - Published 2007

Genres:

MilitaryMystery/Crime

A summer’s day in 1922, a village fete being enjoyed by Jack Haldean, crime writer and ex-Royal Flying Corps pilot, then is spoilt ...Read Review

Sea of Lost Love

By Santa Montefiore - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

The choice of two picturesque coastal situations—the Cornish ancestral home of the Montague family and a former Italian convent turned guest house—...Read Review

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