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By Dan Simmons -
What happens when a despondent and suicidal Henry James meets Sherlock Holmes on the banks of the Seine in Paris in 1893? In the ...Read Review
By Rachel Billington -
This year all the remembrances of the beginning of hostilities between the major players in the First World War are honouring 100 years of ...Read Review
By Rosalie Ham -
Tillie Dunnage returns to her small, rural Australian town to care for her mentally ill mother. Something mysterious happened many years ago that ...Read Review
By Jan Moran -
This novel begins in September 1939. Danielle Bretancourt and her husband, Max, have left their young son, Nicky, with his grandmother in Poland and ...Read Review
By Carla Stewart -
The 1920s was an exciting era of human endeavor. In A Flying Affair, set in 1927, Mittie Humphreys joins the many women who are ...Read Review
By Nicole Dweck -
This is a generational story that begins in Portugal in 1544. The wealthy merchant family of Mendez is honored by the Queen, who is ...Read Review
By Paul Witcover -
It’s 1752, and Jacobite agent Thomas Aylesford is trying to bring to Paris the Hunter, a mysterious, clock-shaped weapon that could turn the ...Read Review
By Kate Hannigan -
The recently orphaned Nell Warne arrives on her Aunt Kate’s doorstep hoping they can put the past behind them. But Kate is ...Read Review
By Robert Hutchinson -
This is the truly astonishing story of one man and his many adventures. The 17th-century soldier and spy Colonel Thomas Blood is perhaps ...Read Review
By Beryl Matthews -
Published 2006 (US)Published 2015 (UK)
In 1890, Queenie Bonner is a happy and boisterous two-year old living in the slums of London. When she is ‘sold’ by her parents ...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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