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By Kate Kerrigan -
Published 2012Published 2013
City of Hope, the sequel to Ellis Island, begins in Ireland in 1934. It has been over ten years since Ellie returned from America ...Read Review
By Ricky Balona -
Britain, 996 A.D. Christian Mercian troops are invading Saxon villages, led by the fanatical Brother Cedric. The story focuses on one Saxon family: ...Read Review
By C. S. Richardson -
That baker Octavio Notre-Dame will meet art restorer Isabeau Normande in C. S. Richardson’s second novel, The Emperor of Paris, is never ...Read Review
By Andrew McBurnie -
Adrian Thorby is an ordinary schoolboy: daydreaming in class, evading bullies, squabbling with his sisters, and pondering the mysteries of sex with his ...Read Review
By John Wilcox -
As a fan of the Simon Fonthill series also by Wilcox, I was very anxious to read this novel, which is a departure ...Read Review
By Kevin John Grote -
Kevin Grote imbues this tale set in the mid-1700s with plenty of atmosphere, timely dialog, devious citizens, and the textures of lower-class ...Read Review
By Sjón - By Victoria Cribb (trans.) -
Before the First World War, Valdimar Haraldsson begins the publication of a journal devoted to the theory that the superiority of the Nordic ...Read Review
By Lisa Klein -
When his father requests a debt settled in London, a young Will Shakespeare leaves Stratford behind and begins his life in the city – ...Read Review
By Katherine Webb -
Published 2012Published 2013
Zach Gilchrist’s wife has divorced him and is taking their young child to live in America. His art gallery in Bath is ...Read Review
By Morris Gleitzman -
World War II: 1945, Poland. The Germans are in retreat, but Nazi death squads are still hunting down Jews. Thirteen-year-old Felix is in hiding, ...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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