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By Heather Redmond -
This is the fifth in a series featuring the youthful Charles Dickens as an amateur sleuth investigating a rot at a private school ...Read Review
By Heather Camlot - By Sophie Casson (illus.) -
Captain Alfred Dreyfus, wrongly accused of treason by the French government in 1894, was imprisoned on Devil’s Island, off the South American coast. ...Read Review
By Katie Munnik -
Twelve-year-old Laura begs on the Paris streets in spring 1891. Husband-and-wife aerialists—Ena, and French aeronaut, Auguste Gaudron—take an interest in this American ...Read Review
By Marianne Ratcliffe -
Yorkshire, 1860s: the young Miss Mottrams, daughters of a rural vicar, have “a marked preference for gothic romances”. Their idyllic existence comes to ...Read Review
By Orlando Pearson -
Dr Watson once again picks up his pen to present five cases taken by Sherlock Holmes— each too sensitive to be published at ...Read Review
By Sophia Holloway -
Seventeen-year-old, country-bred Henrietta Gaydon is about to make her debut in polite society, together with her cousin Caroline, under the aegis of her ...Read Review
By Katie Hutton -
“You can take a man out of the streets of Belfast, but you’ll never take the streets of Belfast out of the ...Read Review
By Mimi Matthews -
In Victorian London, Julia Wychwood is an only child of two sickly parents, and in possession of a fortune. Modern readers will recognize ...Read Review
By Yves Fey -
Paris Police Detective Michael Devaux excels at solving crimes in 1898 Paris. A varied cast of characters befriend him and sometimes aid him, including ...Read Review
By Maybelle Wallis -
The Piano Player is a thoroughly researched and impressive Irish novel from Poolbeg Press, which always publishes quality novels. It is cleverly plotted, ...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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