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By Kelly Gardiner -
Published 2014Published 2015-04-09
Motherless Julie d’Aubigny is brought up in the palatial stables of Versailles by her fencing-instructor father. He treats her much as any ...Read Review
By Jeffery Renard Allen -
Published 2014Published 2014-06-17
Tom Wiggins was born a slave in Georgia in 1849. He was blind, and also appears to have been autistic—what was once unkindly ...Read Review
By Andrew Hughes -
Published 2014Published 2014-03-13
On a December morning in 1841, a Dublin boy has his throat cut in an apparently motiveless killing. The trial and conviction of John ...Read Review
By Rosie Thomas -
Published 2014Published 2014-02-27
In Victorian London, illusionist Devil Wix’s chance encounter with dwarf performer Carlo Boldoni results in the dynamic duo of Boldoni & Wix, ...Read Review
By Malcolm Brooks -
Published 2014Published 2014-08-21
In the mid-1950s, Catherine Lemay goes to London to study music. Instead, she falls in love with archeology. Battered by German bombs ...Read Review
By Anne Girard -
Pablo Picasso is arguably one of the greatest artists ever. Art historians and theorists have pored over his works for years, and many ...Read Review
By Joseph Koenig -
Paris in 1941 is a very dangerous place for jazz trumpeter and New Orleans native Eddie Piron. While other Nazi “undesirables” lay low, Eddie ...Read Review
By Douglas Reeman -
Destroyer HMS Gladiator patrols the Western Sea in 1942–43, protecting convoys from packs of German U-boats. She is not entirely successful. The torpedoes always ...Read Review
By Betsy Woodman -
The third and latest novel in the delightful series by Betsy Woodman, Emeralds Included, follows the further adventures of Jana Bibi, also known ...Read Review
By Diana Gabaldon -
Entry number eight in the popular Outlander series picks up almost squarely where its predecessor left off: Jamie is back from the supposed ...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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