HNR Issue 52 (May 2010)

Knight of Pleasure

By Margaret Mallory - Published 2009



Noblewomen of the early 1400s are accustomed to being political pawns in dynastic struggles. Isobel’s father wed her as a child to ...Read Review

The Secret of the Glass

By Donna Russo Morin - Published 2010


In the early 17th century, the art of glassblowing is highly respected by the Venetian government, and some of its practitioners are extremely ...Read Review

Till the Day Go Down

By Jen Black - Published 2009



The border country between England and Scotland is a lawless and dangerous place in the mid-16th century, so when Harry Wharton, travelling ...Read Review

Daughters of the Witching Hill

By Mary Sharratt - Published 2010


Biographical FictionLiterary

Inspired by the 1612 Pendle witch trials in Lancashire, England, Sharratt tells a dramatic story of love and treachery. Told from the viewpoint of ...Read Review

Secrets of the Tudor Court

By D.L. Bogdan - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

This is another Tudor novel, this time seen from the perspective of Mary Howard, cousin and lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn, and (briefly) wife ...Read Review


By Richard Vetere - Published 2009


Biographical FictionLiterary

Inspired by real events and people in early 17th-century Rome, this novel follows the exploits of young painter Mario Minitti, temptress Fillide Meladrone, ...Read Review

The Sonnets

By Warwick Collins - Published 2009Published 2010


In 1592, young playwright William Shakespeare was forced on hiatus out of London due to threats of the plague. Returning to the patronage of ...Read Review

Savage Lands

By Clare Clark - Published 2010



Louisiana in the early years of the 18th century; this is a novel about the French settlers who attempted to carve out their ...Read Review

The Creation of Eve

By Lynn Cullen - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

The Creation of Eve is Cullen’s first foray into adult fiction, and it is quite a promising beginning. The story starts in ...Read Review

The Admiral’s Game

By David Donachie - Published 2010



This is the fifth in the series of novels about John Pearce, a naval officer by default rather than proper entitlement. As in ...Read Review

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