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By Mark Ellis -
This is the third in Mark Ellis’s DCI Frank Merlin series, set in London in WW2. The action takes place over two ...Read Review
By Carol McGrath -
Thirteen-year-old Ailenor of Provence travels to England to become the wife of King Henry III. The King showers her with gifts and is ...Read Review
By Ruadh Butler -
Ruadh Butler’s series about the Norman conquest of Ireland continues with The Earl Strongbow, picking up a week after the events of ...Read Review
By Deborah Swift -
Bess Bagwell is headstrong and determined to make the most of her life and put the past—poverty, abuse, and hunger—behind her ...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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