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By Margaret Kaine -
I thoroughly enjoyed The Black Silk Purse. Set in Edwardian England on the brink of suffrage, the novel follows the lives of three ...Read Review
By Jane MacKenzie -
June 1941, Alexandria. World War II is dragging on, and the British and their allies seem to be incapable of stopping Rommel’s advance. ...Read Review
By Alanna Knight -
Murder Lies Waiting may grab the attention by its quirky title, giving the reader the idea that they are in for a real ...Read Review
By June Tate -
The absolute horror and loss of life experienced by the soldiers and the medics who treated them from the battlefields of Passchendaele during 1917 ...Read Review
By Susanna Bavin -
This is a debut novel set in Chorlton, Manchester in the years after The Great War. It is a gripping page-turner which is ...Read Review
By David Hingley -
Mercia Blakewood has returned to England, having successfully concluded her assignment in New York on behalf of King Charles the Second. Surely now ...Read Review
By Philip Kazan -
The Black Earth begins in 1922, with a chance encounter between two children in Athens. Zoë has become separated from her parents, who were ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
Royal Navy Captain Edward Brazier has reason to be pleased with life, even though he has no ship at present under his command. ...Read Review
By Alanna Knight -
In the wilds of Orkney in 1906, Emily’s family have gathered to support her, following the sudden death of her husband at the ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
The seventh instalment of Edward Marston’s Home Front Detective Series sees Detective Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy under pressure in their personal ...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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