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By Karen Foxlee -
Twelve-year-old Annabel Grey is sent to stay with two great-aunts after her mother unexpectedly leaves home to go travelling. The old women are ...Read Review
By Daisy Goodwin -
The early reign of Great Britain’s Queen Victoria is recounted in this multi-view narrative replete with rich characterization and political intrigue. Among ...Read Review
By Sarah Henstra -
Published 2017Published 2017-05-01
1872. Leonora Somerville is an heiress with a stutter. The only time she can talk without stuttering is when she mimics others, something she ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Jacques -
Published 2016Published c2015
The year is 1897, and a train carrying a vicious murderer to his trial crashes east of London. Amid the confusion, death, and injuries, ...Read Review
By Emma Hornby -
In the 1850s, Sally, a workhouse orphan, is sold for one shilling to Joseph Goden to be his wife, and so Sally’s ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Wilson -
Eleven-year-old Clover Moon lives in a back street slum in Victorian London with her six siblings and her put-upon father. Mildred, her unpleasant ...Read Review
By Charles Finch -
This, the tenth installment of the Charles Lenox series, finds the Victorian detective trying to solve the mystery of Gerald Leigh, an old ...Read Review
By Alison Littlewood -
England in the 1860s. Albie Millards, a rather pompous and earnest clerk in his father’s London business, travels to a small village, ...Read Review
By Júlia Sardà (illus.) - By Katherine Woodfine -
This is a whimsical middle-grade story involving mystery, theft, high society, and even murder, in which four friends attempt to find a missing ...Read Review
By Anne Perry -
Anne Perry’s fans always look forward to her Victorian-era holiday mysteries. They might do well to skip this one. In the 14th ...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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