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By Linda Abbott -
The title of this book gave me the impression that the story would focus on the tragic fire that swept through Hull Home, ...Read Review
By Tim Hernandez -
In Mañana Means Heaven, award-winning writer Tim Hernandez explores the story behind Jack Kerouac’s famous tale, “The Mexican Girl,” which was ...Read Review
By Ahlem Mosteghanemi - By Raphael Cohen (trans.) -
This book is the first of a best-selling, award-winning trilogy, originally published in Arabic in 1993 and in English in 1999. This re-release of the ...Read Review
By Martyn Waites -
It is 1940, and schoolteacher Eve Perkins accompanies her class on their evacuation from the London Blitz. But they fetch up at Eel Marsh ...Read Review
By David Jenkins -
Pax Britannica tells the story of a troop of present-day soldiers who are thrown back through the centuries to Roman Britain, with two ...Read Review
By Sue MacLeod -
When Canadian teenager Jane Grey is asked to choose a subject for her history assignment on the Tudors, she picks her namesake: Lady ...Read Review
By Neil MacGregor -
William Shakespeare’s world was in flux, and he embraced those rapid changes in his works. We can use contemporary histories or art ...Read Review
By Laura Landon -
In Victorian-era England, fifteen-year-old Hannah is raped by a clergyman in a stable. In the morning, her father accusing her of “behaving wantonly,” ...Read Review
By Elisabeth de Waal -
Although the specific characters are fictitious, the lives in this poetically wrenching novel are starkly real. The Exiles Return was written in, and ...Read Review
By Terry Deary -
A village in Essex, 1916. World War I is raging, and ordinary civilians are also under attack. The Germans are sending out zeppelins to ...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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