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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Alison Weir -
Published 2013Published 2014
Alison Weir’s Elizabeth of York is the first, non-academic biography of a woman who is solidly wedged into British history as one ...Read Review
By Bruce Holsinger -
A Burnable Book pitches you headlong into London, 1385, during the uneasy reign of Richard II. The story bursts with historical figures, including the ...Read Review
By Jennifer Chiaverini -
Ambitious, well-educated, and beautiful, Kate Chase was called the “Belle of Washington” during the Civil War years. She sought to be the ultimate ...Read Review
By Timothy Schaffert -
The World’s Fair of 1898 was the biggest thing to ever hit the Western town of Omaha. The Fair was held in conjunction ...Read Review
By Anna Hope -
Wake is a potentially poignant and gripping novel that follows three families whose loved ones served in the Great War. The 1920s London ...Read Review
By Anita Shreve -
Published 2013Published 2014
Amid the rage of World War I, an American nurse is found wounded in France – and she has no idea who she is. ...Read Review
By Jane Hardstaff -
The Executioner’s Daughter follows the watery adventures of Moss and her rascally sidekick, Salter, as they face scary situations while evading a ...Read Review
By James McGee -
Published 2011Published 2014
In October 1812, the English Secret Service sends Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood on a mission to France. Napoleon has traveled to Russia, leaving ...Read Review
By Nancy Horan -
As in Loving Frank, Horan has again re-imagined life with a famous man through his love interest. American Fanny Osbourne leaves her cad ...Read Review
By Laurel Corona -
The Mapmaker’s Daughter begins in Spain, in that fortuitous year, 1492. Fortuitous for some. For others, like the Jewish population, not so lucky. ...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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