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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
By Courtney Collins -
Published 2013Published 2014
This is a strange book, not least because the narrator is a newborn baby who dies in the first chapter. This is Magical ...Read Review
By Lenny Bartulin -
It’s 1830. William Burr is recovering from injuries after his latest skirmish chasing mahogany pirates in British Honduras when he receives a request ...Read Review
By Lisa Lang -
Lang’s award-winning debut is a delight, as a novel, as biography, and as history. Based on the life of Edward Cole, Utopian ...Read Review
By Christopher Morgan -
Currawalli Street is an average rural Australian street. It has orderly numbered homes with normal people who uniquely blend into this harsh world ...Read Review
By Bruce Mutard -
In the hot Australian summer of 1939, young factory manager Robert Wells and his friends are still trying to work their way out 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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