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By Sarah Hall -
Published 2003Published 2006
In 1936, the Cumbrian village of Mardale is selected as the site for the Haweswater reservoir. The people of Manchester are running short on ...Read Review
By Jim Eldridge -
‘I have decided to join the Royal Flying Corps. I’m going to learn to fly, and fight the Hun that way’. When ...Read Review
By Pamela Aidan -
Published 2003Published 2006
For those curious to know more about the characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Pamela Aidan has embarked upon ...Read Review
By Mary Hooper -
(1) London, June 1665. Country girl Hannah is thrilled to be coming to live in London with her sister Sarah, who runs a sweetmeats shop ...Read Review
By Jan Mark -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
It is the 16th century and 15-year-old William Shakespeare, a glover’s son, offers to help out a friend and write a ...Read Review
By Sylvia Maultash Warsh -
In this Edgar-winning novel spanning three centuries from Enlightenment Europe, Nazi Germany, and present-day Toronto, Warsh’s protagonist must resolve mysteries both old ...Read Review
By Catherine Jinks -
Published 2003Published 2004
The four young adult novels Pagan’s Crusade, Pagan in Exile, Pagan’s Vow and Pagan’s Scribe form the Pagan Chronicles. In ...Read Review
By Helen A. Rosburg -
This historical romance spans thirty-three years, climaxing in 1793 during the Terror. Instead of the expected aristocratic-love-in-the-shadow-of-the-guillotine story, the author presents a romance between ...Read Review
By Jessica Stirling -
Published 2003Published 2005
The latest offering from Jessica Stirling follows the Glasgow-born Conway sisters first encountered in Prized Possessions. As the book opens, Glasgow is waiting ...Read Review
By Louise A. Jackson -
Jackson based this young adult novel on her great-grandfather’s experiences going West in 1850. Recently-orphaned Ephraim Darter, 14, is bored working the family farm ...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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