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By Michelle Wright -
Based in Nazi-occupied Paris, Small Acts of Defiance is award-winning Australian short-story writer Michelle Wright’s debut novel. Wright lived in Paris for ...Read Review
By Dominic Smith -
The Electric Hotel is a story within a story, with the main narrative set within a poignant outer frame. It is 1963, and a ...Read Review
By Cassandra Pybus -
In the 1820s, the author’s ancestor was given free land grants on Bruny Island, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania). The original inhabitants ...Read Review
By Lenny Bartulin -
The author’s earlier historical novel Infamy blasted away the conventions with a frenetic pace and vivid irreverence. It was a graphic, yet ...Read Review
By Emuna Elon -
An Israeli author, whose mother escaped from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam with him and his sister, travels to the land of his birth to promote ...Read Review
By Mary-Rose MacColl -
In 1920, following WWI, Edward, Prince of Wales, tours Australia. Maddie, Rupert, and Helen are part of his personal staff. Seventeen-year-old Maddie Bright is ...Read Review
By Stephanie Parkyn -
This is the second historical fiction novel by New Zealander, Stephanie Parkyn. Her critically acclaimed, debut novel, Into the World, set during the ...Read Review
By Caroline Beecham -
Eleanor’s Secret is British born, Sydney-based writer, Caroline Beecham’s second novel. Her first novel, Maggie’s Kitchen, is the story of ...Read Review
By Minette Walters -
The sequel to Minette Walters’ thrilling and suspenseful The Last Hours proves a wonderful conclusion to her enthralling tale of a Dorset village ...Read Review
By Mike Dumbleton -
This beautifully-produced picture book tells its story in single sentences and subtle watercolour illustrations. The brief texts are interspersed with one line of ...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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