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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
By Anne Rice -
For ten years Toby O’Dare has been a hired assassin, submerged in evil. Before he can hope for happiness with his beloved ...Read Review
By Alan Gibbons -
Paul Rector is a well-behaved school boy who rarely breaks the rules. His only immediate family is his very protective mother, who inwardly ...Read Review
By Freda Lightfoot -
In 1578, Henry, King of Navarre, is reunited with his bride, Queen Margot, daughter of Catherine de Medici. Their political marriage, marked by open ...Read Review
By José Saramago -
It is hard to know which sentiment dominated my reading of this book: sadness at the passing of such a great author, or ...Read Review
By Katie Hickman -
In 1604 a travelling band of entertainers arrive at an almost deserted village in southern Italy. A dissolute man offers them the prospect of ...Read Review
By Rebecca Johns -
Erzsébet Báthory is sent to marry Hungarian nobleman Ferenc Nádasdy in the 16th century. She suffers her husband’s indifference ...Read Review
By Heather Richardson -
Richardson’s first novel takes as its backdrop the Siege of Magdeburg in 1631, one of the more brutal passages of play in the ...Read Review
By Paul Dowswell -
Lukas DeClerq is travelling to Prague to become an apprentice to his Uncle Anselmus, court physician to the Emperor Rudolph II. His journey, ...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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