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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Darryl W. Bullock -
In a slim volume including fifteen black and white photographs, an historical timeline, and a discography, Darryl Bullock describes the indescribable: Florence Foster ...Read Review
By Julian Stockwin -
Julian Stockwin is an author usually associated with exciting adventures at sea. However, this novel focuses on a different type of voyage – a ...Read Review
By David Hingley -
In 1664 London, young widow Mercia Blake’s world is shattered when her Parliamentarian father is belatedly condemned to the scaffold, her evil uncle ...Read Review
By Karen Charlton -
Detective Stephen Lavender and Constable Ned Woods of London’s Bow Street Police Office arrive in a small town in Northamptonshire at the ...Read Review
By Anna Lee Huber -
As Death Draws Near, set in 1831 in England and Ireland, is the fifth (or sixth if you count a novella) in Huber’s ...Read Review
By Anne Perry -
Revenge in a Cold River is the 22nd in Anne Perry’s mystery series set in 1860s London, featuring Commander William Monk of ...Read Review
By Darcie Wilde -
In 1817 London, Rosalind Thorne tries to live down the shame of her father’s disappearance after he accrued numerous debts. Her mother has ...Read Review
By Catherine Dunne -
In 1966 Dublin, Calista is seventeen and fettered by her strict parents’ standards – standards about social class, the right cutlery to use, the people ...Read Review
By Bill Higgs -
Fans of Liz Curtis Higgs’s Christian fiction will welcome the debut novel of her husband, Bill Higgs: Eden Hill. As the title ...Read Review
By Rae Meadows -
Mulehead, Oklahoma is in the midst of the longest dry spell that anyone can remember. Wheat crops are failing, cattle are dying, and ...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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