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By Charles Belfoure -
John Cross is a successful architect working in New York in 1886. He is married, although not happily, and has three children the eldest ...Read Review
By Belinda Alexandra -
Published 2013 (UK)Published 2015 (US)
In 1970s Paris, a dejected ballet dancer, Paloma, is living with her grandmother, Mamie, in a townhouse-cum-ballet school. One morning she is confronted ...Read Review
By Joanne Sundell -
In 1909, the All Alaska Sweepstakes dog race has ended in defeat for 14-year- old Anya, a Siberian girl from Chukchi, who arrived in ...Read Review
By Sarah MacLean -
1823. Ruined Lady Georgina, daughter and sister to dukes, has escaped her old life and transformed herself into Anna, a mysterious courtesan, who runs ...Read Review
By Tom Taylor -
In 1813, in war-ravaged Niagara, Upper Canada, Lieutenant Westlake of the 1st York Militia is trailing Willcocks, a notorious traitor. Willcocks has turned coat ...Read Review
By Stephen Burke -
Set in Eritrea in 1935, this novel is a riveting examination of colonialism, war, love, the power of conscience and race. It is hard ...Read Review
By Jason Hewitt -
July 1940. In the high heat of summer, eleven-year-old Lydia walks alone down a dusty road to her English village and finds the place ...Read Review
By Susan Meissner -
In 1940, sisters Emmaline and Julia Downtree are sent to a small Gloucester village during London’s evacuation of children. Emmy, eight years Julia’...Read Review
By Mike Ripley -
When the Danish ambassador asks Albert Campion to keep an eye on his daughter’s new boyfriend, Campion, now retired, enlists his son, ...Read Review
By Kate Thompson -
The story begins in the east end of London in the spring of 1942. The Singer girls get their name from the fact that ...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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