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By J. C. Briggs -
London, November 1849. The novelist Charles Dickens and Superintendent Sam Jones of Bow Street are looking for a missing boy and his dog. A ...Read Review
By Karen Hawkins -
Set in 19th-century Scotland during what appears to be the time of the Napoleonic Wars, The Prince and I is the second installment ...Read Review
By Charlie Lovett -
The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge is a delightful sequel to Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that is imaginatively woven together by the author ...Read Review
By Andrew Swanston -
With the Bicentenary of Waterloo this year, Swanston’s novel takes us into the thick of the campaign. We experience both the confusion ...Read Review
By Anita Davison -
Never before have I read about a transatlantic crossing with so many murders. In 1902, the Minneapolis, a small cargo and passenger ship passes ...Read Review
By Tim Griffiths -
Photographer Frank Hurley needs little introduction to anyone fascinated with early 20th century Antarctic exploration, or who has ever been moved by his ...Read Review
By Susan Carol McCarthy -
It turns out that Susan Carol McCarthy’s latest novel, A Place We Knew Well, is a far truer story than readers may ...Read Review
By Beatriz Williams -
Two heroines – one beautiful and innocent, the other beautiful and jaded – share the stage in Williams’ cinematic novel, which wraps up her trilogy ...Read Review
By Brett Battles -
Denny Younger is an Eight—one of the lowest social classes in a strictly stratified British society in a timeline where the American ...Read Review
By Catherine Johnson -
England, April 1819. Mary Willcox, destitute and desperate, is attacked, assaulted and left in a ditch by two farm labourers. Later, a badly-beaten-up girl ...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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