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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 Daniel Kalla -
Dr. Franz Adler, a refugee from Germany, and his Eurasian wife, Sunny, a native of Shanghai, live through the Japanese occupation in 1944. Several ...Read Review
By Eric Elliott -
Tíshmal Wáaşaq is a ten-year-old Native American girl living on a reservation in Southern California. After reading Island of the ...Read Review
By Dinah Jefferies -
Published 2015Published 2016Published 2016-09-13
Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a tea plantation owner and is keen to join him in Ceylon. She seems at ease with ...Read Review
By Suzannah Dunn -
Published 2015Published 2016Published 2017-06-28
The Lady of Misrule could be Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen, or it could be her newly-appointed companion, Elizabeth Tilney. Elizabeth ...Read Review
By Robert Allison -
Published 2015Published 2016Published 2016-02-25
The Letter Bearer tells a story reminiscent of The English Patient, about a World War Two motorcycle courier whose bike runs over a ...Read Review
By Jane Thynne -
Published 2014Published 2016Published 2016-09-06
Clara Vine is an actress, working in Germany, but she hides a deep secret. She is an undercover British Intelligence agent in a ...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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