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By Ken Follett -
This ambitious novel, the first of a projected trilogy covering most of the 20th century, tells the story of five interrelated families—American, ...Read Review
By Ken Kuhlken -
Set in 1926, The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles is the prequel to the Tom Hickey California Century novel series. At this point our ...Read Review
By Julia Stoneham -
Set in Devon during the Second World War, this is the story of a group of girls drafted into the Land Army. Lower ...Read Review
By Elif Shafak -
Disillusioned by her philandering husband, Ella, an American housewife, takes a job as a reader for a literary agency. Her first assignment is ...Read Review
By Susanne Dunlap -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Anastasia Romanova, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, lives a sheltered existence within the palace walls. With little idea of the ...Read Review
By Barbara Willard -
This book, the second in the Mantlemass series, was runner-up for the Guardian Award in 1972. It opens in 1506, in the reign of Henry ...Read Review
By Chloë Schama -
Theresa Longworth met William Charles Yelverton on board a steamship in 1852. They embarked on a long romance, initially via correspondence, which culminated in ...Read Review
By Amanda Cabot -
Priscilla Morton talks her parents into accompanying her to 1850s Ladreville, Texas to attend a family wedding. But she gets more adventure than ...Read Review
By Morgan Llywelyn -
Baptized into the Christian faith by Bishop Erc, a converted Druid, Brendán fosters with Sister Íta. She instills in the lad a ...Read Review
By Jeanne Kalogridis -
Set in the late 15th century, The Scarlet Contessa capitalizes on the decadence of that time. It is the story of Caterina Sforza, ...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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