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By Stephanie Thornton -
For those passionate about ancient Egypt, there are few pharaohs as intriguing as Hatshepsut. In Thornton’s telling, Hatshepsut is the pharaoh’s ...Read Review
By Carole Martinez -
The Castle of Whispers is the tale of 15-year-old Esclarmonde, who, on her wedding day, chooses the living death of an anchorite over ...Read Review
By Marina Fiorato -
Published 2014Published 2015
Written as a prequel to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, this book tells what might have happened prior to the events of ...Read Review
By Rupert Thomson -
Set in late 17th-century Florence at the Medici court of the Grand Duke Cosimo III, Secrecy tells the story of Zummo, a talented ...Read Review
By Bill Brooks -
Fifth in the John Henry Cole series, this Western’s protagonist is a frontier detective. A former lawman, he now collects bounty by ...Read Review
By Carol Hedges -
Here we have a fast-paced, sharply characterised slice of Victoriana, set in London in 1860. There is a nippy, present-tense narrative with the same ...Read Review
By Sharman Burson Ramsey -
Joie Kinkaid is astounded to see Godfrey Winkel in a London café. Godfrey had sneered at the “half-breed” girl back in Alabama, but ...Read Review
By Jenn Bennett -
In San Francisco, during the Roaring Twenties, Aida Palmer makes a living conjuring up the spirits of the dead at sold-out audiences in ...Read Review
By Margaret Graham -
1950s Britain is re-building after the war. Annie Manon has had a traumatic war as a prisoner of the Japanese; now, she wants ...Read Review
By Audrey Magee -
Desperate to escape the Eastern Front, German soldier, Peter Faber, makes an arranged marriage to Katharina Spinell, the daughter of an ambitious Nazi. ...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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