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By Roberta Rich -
In this beautifully conceived debut novel, Hannah, a young Jewish midwife living in the ghetto of Venice, has her late night disturbed by ...Read Review
By Samuel Black -
In the autumn of 1502, Cesare Borgia is at the height of his power and notoriety. Leonardo da Vinci works for him as a ...Read Review
By Stuart Clark -
The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth follows the lives of Johannes Kepler, a German Lutheran who was the first man to mathematically prove how ...Read Review
By Mary Hoffman -
In 1501 Gabriele, a country boy, arrives in Florence and is immediately robbed. He believes that his older ‘milk’ brother, the artist Michelangelo, might ...Read Review
By Paul Strathern -
This book, subtitled The Medici, Savonarola and the Battle for the Soul of the Renaissance City, examines a period which helped to change ...Read Review
By Ildefonso Falcones - By Nick Caistor (trans.) -
In 1564, after years of Christian oppression, the Moors of Granada exact a terrible revenge against their masters: after the ensuing bloodbath, the white ...Read Review
By Joe Douglas Trent -
Michael Patriote is riding the crest of a wave of business success when he’s mugged in a Manhattan alley in Joe Douglas ...Read Review
By Sarah Bower -
Published 2008Published 2011
Things have not been easy for Esther; expelled with her fellow Jews from her home in Spain, she first loses her mother and ...Read Review
By Sara Poole -
Rome, 1493: Francesca Giordano, a young woman of dark passions and even darker talents, is the court poisoner to Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia. ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Loupas -
Have you ever read a book that you wish you had written? Have you ever read a book that you wish did not ...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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