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By Nicola Cornick -
Isabella, English widow of a wastrel foreign prince, is deep in debt. She intends to marry a nobleman so fixed in debtors’ prison ...Read Review
By Iris Gower -
On her first day at work as a cleaner at the Palace theatre, Swansea, Ella Burton meets Anthony Weatherby Nichols and falls in ...Read Review
By Alanna Knight -
The second book in the Rose McQuinn mystery series is a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the world of Edinburgh’s first intrepid female ...Read Review
By Emma Tennant -
Recently there has been a proliferation of books featuring characters from Jane Austen’s novels. This particular offering is a continuation of Pride ...Read Review
By Angela Davis-Gardner -
While teaching at a Tokyo school in the 1960s, Barbara Jefferson receives a bequest from her Japanese surrogate mother and mentor, Michiko Nakamoto. ...Read Review
By Jean Zimmerman -
In 1695, twenty-two-year-old Margaret Hardenbroeck arrived in the colony of New Amsterdam. Margaret wasn’t anyone’s dependent, but a factor, a representative of ...Read Review
By Edna O'Brien -
The novel opens in the latter half of the 20th century. Dilly, bedridden in a small rural Irish hospital, reminisces about her past ...Read Review
By Helen Hollick -
Published 2006Published 2011
I really wanted to read Helen Hollick’s latest book; an historical fantasy involving pirates and a white witch served up with lashings ...Read Review
By Alisa M. Libby -
This disturbingly dark young adult novel is based on the life of Countess Erzsébet Báthory, the notorious female Dracula who holds ...Read Review
By Jane Brown -
Jane Brown has created a fascinating biography of Henrietta St. John: ‘My Darling Heriott’ of the title. Henrietta was born in 1699; her lineage ...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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