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By Dorothy Hearst -
Promise of the Wolves Fourteen thousand years ago, a wolf cub named Kaala, born out of pack-lock, is spared the death her littermates ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
Published 2002Published 2008
In another reissue of her previously published work (this novel was originally released following the bestselling success of her Wideacre series), Ms. Gregory ...Read Review
By Ismail Kadare (trans. David Bellos) -
The Ottoman Empire during the 15th century lays siege to a Christian fortress on a plain surrounded by the mountains of Albania. The ...Read Review
By Winston Graham -
Set in Cornwall towards the end of the 18th century, the first three books in the Poldark series tell the story of two ...Read Review
By David Allan Cates -
Sent by his American slaveowner father to England at a young age to be educated as a free man, James Gates dearly misses ...Read Review
By Sandra Heath -
Alison Clearwell is travelling to her uncle’s home in Russia when she has an unpleasant encounter with Prince Nikolai. Her honour is ...Read Review
By Tony Pollard -
London 1857. Dr George Phillips, a young, ambitious surgeon, is invited to join the Lazarus Club. The members of this exclusive club are some ...Read Review
By Vicki Tieche -
The unusual title refers to Range 16, Township 3, Section 3 of Delaware County, Ohio, and is the story of the European-descended people who settled there ...Read Review
By Patrick Culhane -
During World War II, Ensign Peter Maxwell is preparing himself for amphibious landing duty overseas. However, his orders are changed, and he is ...Read Review
By Rupert Holmes -
Published 2006Published 2008
On the eve of the USA’s entry into the Second World War, Ray Sherwood is touring with the Jack Donovan Orchestra. 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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