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By Paul Grieve -
Upon a Wheel of Fire is a thoughtful, era-spanning, epic novel that moves from WW1 through the interwar years to WW2 in Europe ...Read Review
By Susan Hill -
Published 1999Published 2014
Susan Hill is most famous for her spine-chiller, The Woman in Black, and once more she brings us the supernatural. The novel opens ...Read Review
By Derek Robinson -
Published 1999Published 2013
This novel vividly describes the multitude of characters and exploits of Hornet Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps and opens with them aiding ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Published 1999Published 2010
The King’s Evil is a reprint of the first of the Christopher Redmayne novels published in 1999, a historical mystery series set in ...Read Review
By Clare Colvin -
Published 1999Published 2007
This panoramic epic of the Italian Renaissance is set in the court of Vincenzo Gonzaga, 4th Duke of Mantua, who has devoted his ...Read Review
By Janet Aylmer -
Published 1999Published 2006
Unsatisfied with Jane Austen’s exposition of the changes wrought in Fitzwilliam Darcy, the hero of Pride and Prejudice? Do you wonder why ...Read Review
By K.M. Peyton -
In this, the second of K.M. Peyton’s Flambards series, Will and Christina have eloped together, and arrive on Christina’s aunt’...Read Review
By Carolyn Meyer -
Published 1999Published 2003
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
This story gives voice to Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII, as a young adult. Mary begins by expressing her anger at being ...Read Review
By Tom Connery -
Published 1999Published 2003
George Markham of the Royal Marines has overcome every obstacle placed in his path in two previous novels in Tom Connery’s series ...Read Review
By Margaret Miles -
You’re probably like me and when a new author starts a new series with a new character, you miss the first two ...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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