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By Ashley Hay -
Published 2014Published 2016
Anikka (Ani) Lachlan is the title character in this novel, which is set after World War II in Thirroul, a coastal town outside ...Read Review
By Maggie Joel -
Set in 1880, the novel begins with a train accident in which three people are killed. The life of bereaved father Thomas Brinklow becomes ...Read Review
By Tim Griffiths -
Photographer Frank Hurley needs little introduction to anyone fascinated with early 20th century Antarctic exploration, or who has ever been moved by his ...Read Review
By Julian Leatherdale -
Adam Fox is owner of the Palace, an exclusive resort hotel in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. In 1914, his only son ...Read Review
By Anne Whitehead -
The tagline on the Australian edition, “The true story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure”, puts ...Read Review
By Kirsty Murray -
November 1918, Melbourne, Australia. Tiney Flynn and her sisters are celebrating both Tiney’s 17th birthday and the end of the Great War. Soon, ...Read Review
By Craig Smith (illus.) - By John Schumann -
This picture book tells its moving story in simple verses and beautiful water-colour illustrations. The text is composed of the words of a ...Read Review
By Trevor Shearston -
Although he was the son of convicts transported from Great Britain to Australia, Ben Hall didn’t seem headed for a life of ...Read Review
By Robert Wainwright -
Sheila was born Sheila Chisholm, daughter of a wealthy Australian rancher, and came to England in 1913 to become successively Lady Loughborough, Lady Milbanke ...Read Review
By Belinda Castles -
Published 2013Published c2012
“Herr Becker, we must find you some shoes, and then supper,” says Hannah to Emil, while shaking his hand after being introduced at ...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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