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By William P. Mack -
Fergus Kilburnie is an unlikely candidate for officer rank in the Royal Navy of the time of the French Revolution. A Scottish farm ...Read Review
By Susanne Alleyn -
“To-day they guillotined Danton; and with him died the fragile dream of Clemency, and all my hopes and prayers.” So opens Susanne Alleyn’...Read Review
By Michelle de Kretser -
In 1789, monumental changes took place in France. Australian writer Michelle de Kretser’s debut novel begins on the famously fateful 14th of July — ...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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