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By Rebecca Abrams -
Based on a true story, this is an account of how Dr Alec Gordon struggles to understand how a mysterious disease, puerperal fever, ...Read Review
By Claudia Dain -
The “secret” of Claudia Dain’s latest Regency is that it is laugh-out-loud funny. Lady Louisa Kirkland’s bid to retrieve her pearl ...Read Review
By Claude Izner - By Isabel Reid (trans.) - By Lorenza Garcia (trans.) -
This is the third in the series of crime novels featuring Parisian bookseller and amateur sleuth, Victor Legris. This time a series of ...Read Review
By Laurel Means -
After a lengthy tour of duty in the Civil War, Henry Morton returns to his home in Minnesota hoping to resume his life ...Read Review
By Cheryl Morgan (trans.) - By Lluís-Anton Baulenas -
Awarded the highest prize in Catalan letters, the Ramon Llull Prize, this somber novel, first published in Spain, tells a tale in the ...Read Review
By Julia Gregson -
Rushed into paperback after having been chosen as one of Richard and Judy’s Summer Reads*, this novel tells the story of three ...Read Review
By Pamela Oldfield -
This is a well-constructed novel with plenty going on as the excellently drawn characters interact in a Kent village and in London. The ...Read Review
By Veronica Wolff -
Readers are whisked back in time in this sexy tale set in the Scottish Highlands. Magdalen Deacon, a curator at New York’s ...Read Review
By Jackie French -
It is the year 1915. Margery (Midge) Macpherson is a 17-year-old New Zealand girl attending boarding school in England while her two brothers serve ...Read Review
By Padma Venkatraman -
Fifteen-year-old Vidya lives in Bombay in British-occupied India. It is 1941, and while many other Brahmin girls are living cloistered, marriage-focused lives, Vidya has ...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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