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By Debra Austin -
Over half a million years ago on the plains of Africa, the ancient ancestors of humans—the species known today as homo erectus—...Read Review
By Carrie Lofty -
Ada of Keyworth is unusual for a medieval woman. Educated by her family, she’s adventurous, headstrong, and strikingly beautiful—but she’s ...Read Review
By Clare Clark -
It is 1704. There are fewer than 200 people in Louisiana, the newest French colony. Craftsmen and soldiers have sent a request for virtuous, marriageable ...Read Review
By Armand Cabasson - By Isabel Reid (trans.) -
When Lieutenant Colonel Margont is ordered by Joseph Bonaparte to investigate the murder of a colonel charged with drawing up plans to defend ...Read Review
By Zane Grey -
This is a revision of Grey’s first Western novel, altered by the publisher when it was released in 1910 as Heritage of the ...Read Review
By Fenella Jane Miller -
This light romantic novel is set during Regency times, with the appropriate flavouring of language, customs, etiquette and behaviour, but there is little ...Read Review
By James Anderson -
Published 2006Published 2009
This is the third and final instalment (the author died in 2007) of the 1930s Golden Age murder mystery series, all set in the 12...Read Review
By Anita Diamant -
Welcome to Atlit. Meet Tedi, from Holland, who lost her sense of smell during the war, but who has regained it with a ...Read Review
By Patricia Clancy (trans.) - By Pierre Magnan -
Published 2007Published 2009
If you missed the opportunity to spend a week in rural Provence during the 1960s, don’t despair. Instead, set a bottle of ...Read Review
By Lakshmi Raj Sharma -
Set in India in the 1930s, this novel follows the fortunes of Sir Saraswati and his three children, Yogendra, Maneka and Sita, who ...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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