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By Jacqueline Jacques -
The Colours of Corruption’s cover is suggestive of the atmosphere the author means to evoke, in a palette of murky greens and ...Read Review
By Annabel Lyon -
Published 2012Published 2013
The Sweet Girl, Annabel Lyon’s follow up novel to her award winning 2011 novel, The Golden Mean, is a fast-moving, fascinating read even ...Read Review
By Rory Clements -
This is the fifth novel in Clements’ John Shakespeare series. For the uninitiated, John Shakespeare is Will Shakespeare’s fictional elder brother who ...Read Review
By Cara Elliott -
Regency-set romantic adventure abounds in this third of the Lords of Midnight series. Taking a cue from Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Elliott’s ...Read Review
By Terry Deary -
London, March 1843. Jenny and her Granddad are toshers, that is, scavengers in the sewers, a dangerous and smelly job, but they like it. ...Read Review
By Daniel Arsand - By Howard Curtis (trans.) -
Lovers is a short novel set in prerevolutionary France (1749) that illuminates a relationship between Balthazar de Créon, a nobleman, and a 15-year-old ...Read Review
By Lynn Austin -
All Things New is a captivating novel about Reconstruction in the South. The story focuses on three women: Josephine Weatherly, her mother Eugenia, ...Read Review
By Kylie Fitzpatrick -
Inspired by a real historical artefact, The Rajan Quilt, sewn by women convicts on their way to Australia, this novel moves from Ireland ...Read Review
By Peter Leavell -
The Battle of Port Royal, which took place on November 7, 1861, was a pivotal Union victory during the Civil War. The successful capture of ...Read Review
By Jack Steel -
Jerusalem, 1870. In an illegal excavation, Charles Warren locates and removes a priceless artefact from its ancient hiding place. Years later, he is still ...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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