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By Emma Barnes -
This is a quiet story although it turns out happily in the end. Any gloom, unfortunately, comes from the protagonist, Megan, who seems ...Read Review
By Tom Bradman - By Tony Bradman -
In 1915 young Londoner Alfie joins the army. He’s fifteen, full of patriotic fervour and eager to see action. Despite the rigours of ...Read Review
By Alison Prince -
1473, Ludlow Castle. Twelve-year-old Lisa becomes the maid and companion to the young Prince Edward Plantagenet, son and heir of King Edward IV, which ...Read Review
By Helen Watts - By Taffy Thomas -
Children/Young AdultShort Stories
This book comprises fourteen stories from the Great War, and what I like about them is that they are very varied. Some will ...Read Review
By Bali Rai -
The difficulty with this slim novel is that it falls between two stools. On the one hand, it is a straightforward adventure story; ...Read Review
By Terry Deary -
1918, France. The Germans are in retreat but, somehow, in the chaos of war, the American 77th battalion of 200 men finds itself with Germans ...Read Review
By Ann Turnbull -
London, September 2nd, 1666. Ten-year-old Sam loves his dog, Budge, and enjoys working for the jeweller, Mr Giraud, but the eleven-year-old André Giraud makes ...Read Review
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
1916. Young Alfred Adams in a private in the British Army about to be sent to the Western Front. He has heard terrible things ...Read Review
France, December 1914. Private Albert Watson is on his way to the Western Front. His mate, Charlie, an experienced soldier, tells him that the ...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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