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By Andrei Makine - By Geoffrey Strachan (trans.) -
Published 2002Published 2013
In this densely written novella, Russian author Andrei Makine evokes the grim, gray, repressive atmosphere of Soviet Russia from the early 1940s to ...Read Review
By Beryl Bainbridge -
Published 2002Published 2012
This is a fictionalized account of the sinking of the Titanic, originally published in 1996 and now reissued, as have been so many other ...Read Review
By Jo Beverley -
Published 2002Published 2009
The year is 1761. Captain Lord Cynric Malloren, on leave from the army recovering from a fever (not war wounds, as stated in the ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
Published 2002Published 2008
In another reissue of her previously published work (this novel was originally released following the bestselling success of her Wideacre series), Ms. Gregory ...Read Review
By Guy Walters -
Published 2002Published 2005
The British Free Corps, one of the most curious of the often absurd “volunteer” non-German units of the Waffen SS, was a failed ...Read Review
By Jane Yolen - By Robert J. Harris -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Set in the early 14th century, Girl in a Cage gives readers a glimpse of Scotland’s struggle for independence from England and ...Read Review
By Carolyn Meyer -
In this installment of the “Young Royals” series, Carolyn Meyers weaves a riveting morality tale around the life of Anne Boleyn. From her ...Read Review
By Paula Marshall -
It’s autumn in 1812 and while Marcus Cleeve, Lord Angmaring, is betting his friends that he will never marry, Louise Cleeve, Marchioness of ...Read Review
By Andre Brink -
Published 2002Published 2003
When she hears of the opportunity to serve German men in Africa, Hanna goes – leaving a past of heartache and sorrow. But when ...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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