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By Lawrence Goldstone -
Do not – I repeat – do not start the last one hundred pages of Lawrence Goldstone’s The Astronomer if anything or anyone will ...Read Review
By Gabrielle Kimm -
This debut novel is a fictionalised account of the real life Lucrezia de’Medici, probably best known for being the eponymous heroine in ‘...Read Review
By Shirley McKay -
Giles Locke, physician, is reluctantly diagnosing yet another case of ‘morbus gallicus’ [the pox]. Hastening to join his wife Meg for the funeral ...Read Review
By Jen Black -
The border country between England and Scotland is a lawless and dangerous place in the mid-16th century, so when Harry Wharton, travelling ...Read Review
By Lynn Cullen -
The Creation of Eve is Cullen’s first foray into adult fiction, and it is quite a promising beginning. The story starts in ...Read Review
By C.W. Gortner -
Catherine de Medici came to the French court as a reluctant princess: young and naive, and yet somehow she knew her destiny was ...Read Review
By Mary Sharratt -
Inspired by the 1612 Pendle witch trials in Lancashire, England, Sharratt tells a dramatic story of love and treachery. Told from the viewpoint of ...Read Review
By Richard Vetere -
Inspired by real events and people in early 17th-century Rome, this novel follows the exploits of young painter Mario Minitti, temptress Fillide Meladrone, ...Read Review
By Mitchell James Kaplan -
In 1492, three events would change Iberia and change the world: Isabella and Ferdinand’s reconquest of Muslim Granada, the expulsion of the Jews ...Read Review
By Donna Russo Morin -
In the early 17th century, the art of glassblowing is highly respected by the Venetian government, and some of its practitioners are extremely ...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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