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By Thomas Keneally -
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Shelby Apple is approaching the end of his days after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2015. As he contemplates his ...Read Review
By Dione Jones -
Dione Jones offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives of the British aristocracy in the early 1900s and the present-day in her debut ...Read Review
By Cathie Dunn -
France, 2018. Madeleine had hoped her mother would leave answers—like the name of her father. Instead, she’s saddled with her mother’s ...Read Review
By William Andrews -
The Spirit of the Dragon is the third book in William Andrews’ series depicting Korean women and their fates during the war, but ...Read Review
By Sally - By Zigmond -
Alice Fields, assistant in a dreary Leeds draper’s shop, grieves for the loss of her brother, killed in World War I. A ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Woodcraft -
Chelmsford, Essex, in the mid-1960s, is not the most “happening” of towns. Teenager Angie Smith is bored with her factory job and ...Read Review
By Margaret Walker -
Trieste is the city in question, but the smaller Adriatic city of Cittanova also figures prominently in this 1928-set historical novel. Mussolini wants ...Read Review
By Jen Turano -
Poppy Garrison is twenty-two, beautiful, and an heiress. Her grandmother has summoned her from her family’s horse farm to New York City ...Read Review
By Sarah Loudin Thomas -
For decades, the feud between the Harpe and the McLean families in the coal-mining region of West Virginia has simmered, taking fire yet ...Read Review
By June Tate -
1920, Southampton. Phoebe Collins, a determined market trader, takes over the family fruit and vegetable stall to help support her mother and brother after ...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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