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By Kevin Kiely -
1915. Thirteen-year-old Finbar Kennedy suffers from prophetic nightmares. His latest is of an explosion on a big ship, and he’s frightened for his ...Read Review
By Sheila Rance -
The Bronze Age: a world of warring tribes, where each clan is protective of its own. Thirteen-year-old Maia is an outsider, brought up ...Read Review
By Wendy Moore -
The feminist in me – not to mention the far from perfect wife – quailed at the title of this book. Neither need have worried. ...Read Review
By Natalia Ginzburg -
Alessandro Manzoni, the eminent author of I Promisse Sposi (The Betrothed) was a famous poet and novelist whose family is depicted herein in ...Read Review
By C.S. Harris -
One simply cannot help but adore Lord Devlin, aka Sebastian St. Cyr: witty, intuitive, handsome, fearless – and a great investigator of crimes, particularly ...Read Review
By Agop J. Hacikyan -
Repercussions to the Armenian genocide of nearly a century ago follow characters, Armenian and Turkish, to Istanbul and New York in this sequel ...Read Review
By John Edgar Browning -
Browning’s text collects in print for the first time rare and unknown writings by or about Bram Stoker, produced between 1886-1913. Parts 1...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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