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By Edward Marston -
Lake District, Halloween 1861. Passengers have boarded The Phantom Special expecting thrills on a railway journey that will take them through woodland notorious for ...Read Review
By Cynthia Jefferies -
Thomas Chayne is the eponymous narrator of this story, set in England in the troublesome first half of the 17th century. He is ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
1787. Deal, Kent coast. Wounded in a failed attempt to rescue his beloved Betsy from a forced marriage, Captain Edward Brazier then disappears. Not ...Read Review
By Heather Cooper -
Set on the Isle of Wight in 1862, this book is set within the scene of the opening of the new railway line from ...Read Review
By Katherine Stansfield -
In this novel we accompany Anna Drake, who has founded a female detective agency, and her friend Shilly as they take on a ...Read Review
By Susanna Bavin -
This story is as much about English Northern grit as it is sewing, with needle a-plenty! Victorian teen Juliet Webster is already “a ...Read Review
By Beryl Matthews -
This novel tells the story of Kathy Hammond, beginning in 1941 when she and her mother flee to an air raid shelter and only ...Read Review
By Sylvia Broady -
Published 2018Published 2019
Set in Hull, East Yorkshire, in 1930, Broady tells the story of Alice Goddard, a woman fleeing domestic violence at the hands of her ...Read Review
By Jim Eldridge -
Cambridge 1894, and Daniel Wilson, formerly a detective inspector with London’s Metropolitan Police, is now working as a private investigator after the leaving ...Read Review
By Sylvia Broady -
This novel is a curl-up-on-the-sofa read for lovers of historical romance. In war-time Britain, sixteen-year old Frances is forced into an intimate one-night ...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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