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By Solveig Eggerz -
Sigga’s story starts when she is a young teenager living on a farm in Iceland after the end of World War 1. It ...Read Review
By Jenny Holmes -
My father was a World War Two pilot. He told me much about aircraft but not so much about the Air Transport Auxiliary (...Read Review
By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch -
1941 Ukraine is the setting for this harrowing story told through one pre-teen’s eyes. Krystia has already had her share of troubles. Her ...Read Review
By Fabien Nury - By Sylvain Vallee -
This graphic novel series, first published in France with over 1 million copies sold, has received several awards, including the Angoulême International Comics ...Read Review
By Paul Letters -
Hong Kong in 1941 is about to be overcome by the invading Japanese. Dominic Sotherly is an Anglo-Australian servant with a double life. His ...Read Review
By Amanda Dykes -
Set in an iconic coastal Maine town, with a dual narrative of the 1940s and 2001, this story centers upon twin brothers: Roy, who ...Read Review
By Soraya M. Lane -
In 1942, the world was coming undone, thrown asunder by the mounting tensions of World War II. Soraya Lane pulls from this era a ...Read Review
By Katherine Webb -
This is an absorbing but easy-to-follow story about the disappearance of a young boy in World War Two in Bath in April 1942. The ...Read Review
By David Boyle -
In this twisty World War 2 espionage thriller, we follow the missions of Xanthe Schneider, a young American crossword champion from Cincinnati, who happens ...Read Review
By Eoin McNamee -
In 2000 the skeletal remains of a young woman are found in a sandpit on an abandoned aerodrome in coastal County Down. The enigmatic ...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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