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By Jeannie Machin -
This frothily entertaining Regency romance features the beautiful Adele Russell, once rich and pampered, now penniless and forced to earn her own living ...Read Review
By David Sakmyster -
In 1895, in the Yukon Territory, young Delin Wetherwax is a reclusive prospector known for his uncanny ability to find gold and silver. This ...Read Review
By John Boyne -
In this so-called ‘novel of the Romanovs’, John Boyne does what he has done so successfully in his previous novels, The Boy in ...Read Review
By Ken Follett -
This ambitious novel, the first of a projected trilogy covering most of the 20th century, tells the story of five interrelated families—American, ...Read Review
By Denis Kehoe -
Told in the first person, this novel, part gay love story and part mystery, just misses being very good. It is beautifully, even ...Read Review
By Michael Sledge -
American poet Elizabeth Bishop spent much of her life running from her demons. In 1951, while recovering from a particularly bad bout with alcohol, ...Read Review
By Carsten Jensen -
In 1848, war erupts in the Danish region of Schleswig-Holstein, and the coastal town of Marstal forms a land guard to do its part. ...Read Review
By Chris Bradford -
1613, Japan. In his third adventure, young Jack Fletcher is continuing at the samurai training school, this time struggling to master the Two Heavens, ...Read Review
By Sophie Mackenzie -
Using the device of time travel via a train that appears from nowhere Joe, Scarlett and Pippy the dog go where fate sends ...Read Review
By Barbara Willard -
This book, the second in the Mantlemass series, was runner-up for the Guardian Award in 1972. It opens in 1506, in the reign of Henry ...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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