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By Anatoly Kudryavitsky - By Carol Ermakova (trans.) -
Konstantin Alpheyev, a musicologist, finds himself in trouble with the KGB after the death of his girlfriend, in which it appears one of ...Read Review
By Gill Vickery -
This is a complex and ambitious book for young adults, utilising multiple narrative strands and a wide cast of characters. Nico, a rebel ...Read Review
By Deborah Burrows -
January 1942, freezing blacked-out mid-Blitz London where under leaden skies and German bombs, amongst the debris and the ruins, conflict reigns between Britain and “...Read Review
By Helen - By Maskew -
The writing of Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur as if told by Monty Python. From his cell in Newgate Prison ...Read Review
By Dana Chamblee Carpenter -
In this conclusion to her absorbing gothic fantasy, The Bohemian Trilogy, Carpenter has sent her uncanny heroine, Mouse, fleeing across the globe with ...Read Review
By R. Brian Mackey -
Robert MacDougall grows up in mid-20th-century East York, a lower middle-class neighborhood in Canada. His story is about “those seminal events and ...Read Review
By Wendy Orr -
Prolific children’s author Wendy Orr beckons us back 4,000 years to Minoan Greece, when mortals believed in many gods, and omens, prayer and ...Read Review
By Suanne Schafer -
Schafer’s debut takes an original look into past dimensions of women’s lives that for years many have wished to deny. In ...Read Review
By J S Emuakpor -
In a small Hausaland kingdom in 16th-century West Africa, a bloody prophecy has made the wise queen of Zazzau shield her eldest daughter, ...Read Review
By June Hall McCash -
McCash brings her scholarship to life with this vivid reimagining of the life of Marie, Countess of Champagne, a patroness of the arts ...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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