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By Madeline Miller -
Published 2011Published 2012
Whether you are fascinated by the history and the people of The Iliad, or you’re looking for an achingly good love story, ...Read Review
By Anne Clinard Barnhill -
Margaret “Madge” Shelton of Norfolk, Anne Boleyn’s pretty 14-year-old cousin, becomes lady-in-waiting to the new queen, accompanied to court by her nurse ...Read Review
By Linda Windsor -
Caden O’Byrne is grievously wounded while fighting Saxon invaders at King Arthur’s side and is healed by a Lothian widow. She ...Read Review
By Victoria Alexander -
Two years into her marriage to the Earl of Waterston, Evelyn Hadley-Atwater is asked to return to her former post as an intelligence ...Read Review
By Ramona Ausubel -
It’s 1939, and in the small Jewish town of Zalischik, Romania, the villagers know that bad things are happening in the rest of ...Read Review
By Jack Todd -
Rain Falls Like Mercy, the third book in Jack Todd’s western trilogy after Sun Going Down and Come Again No More, actually ...Read Review
By Umberto Eco -
Published 2007Published 2011
A companion piece to Eco’s On Beauty, this book explores the culture, politics and aesthetics of ugliness through a history of art ...Read Review
By Stephen Wade -
Stephen Wade’s brief survey of the history of the penal system in Britain from the 12th to the 21st century is an ...Read Review
By Robert Kresge -
Monday Malone is the sole lawman in the frontier town of Warbonnet, Wyoming Territory. When his brother is framed for the murder of ...Read Review
By E. V. Thompson -
Nineteenth-century Cornwall provides the setting for this tale of illicit affairs and murder. Superintendent Amos Hawke and Sergeant Tom Churchyard are the sole ...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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