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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Kevin Crossley-Holland -
Kevin Crossley-Holland inverts the Viking stereotypes with this sparkling and poetic story. His Vikings lust for trade, not war. Their bravery is demonstrated ...Read Review
By Terry Deary -
1940. The Sheffield steel factories are working flat out for the war effort. So far they haven’t been bombed but there are a ...Read Review
By Jane Kirkpatrick -
In 1896 Norwegian-American Helga Etsby accepts a challenge from the New York World and the fashion industry to walk 3500 miles from Spokane to New ...Read Review
By Kader Abdollah -
Like a lovely dream turned nightmare, The House of the Mosque shakes us awake. The author, Kader Abdollah, a pseudonym, paints the picture ...Read Review
By Elaine di Rollo -
After reviewing and very much enjoying Ms di Rollo’s first novel, A Proper Education for Girls, I eagerly awaited this, her second ...Read Review
By Rebecca Hunt -
Esther Hammerhans, a young librarian with the House of Commons, is disturbed when she finds a prospective new lodger at her front door. ...Read Review
By James L. Nelson -
General Sir William Howe commanded a British assault force against a ragtag collection of ill-trained rebels at the Battle of Bunker Hill on ...Read Review
By Jack Hight -
This exciting and interesting novel is the first installment of a planned trilogy following the life and fortunes of the great Salah ad-Din (...Read Review
By Cynthia Ozick -
Published 2010Published 2011
I had never read any of Ozick’s work before this one. Being a diehard Henry James devotee, I was intrigued by the ...Read Review
By Victoria Alexander -
Proper Victorian Harrison, Lord Montdale, is distressed to discover a memoir on the point of publication detailing Lady Hermione Middlebury’s salacious affairs. ...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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