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By Sarah Hawkswood -
This medieval whodunit is set in 1143 in what are now the West Midlands. Droitwich, or Wich as it was known then and as ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
1796, and Lieutenant John Pearce is headed to England on board a hospital ship, his future uncertain. But first there is a small matter ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
In 1860, the railways are opening up England and Wales to all classes of men and women. It is a time of ruthless competition ...Read Review
By Jill McGivering -
This is Jill McGivering’s third novel, all informed by her journalistic career in Asia, and featuring sympathetically-described women. Set in India just ...Read Review
Servant of Death was previously published as The Lord Bishop’s Clerk and is now available in paperback for the first time. It ...Read Review
1816. The book opens with a duel at dawn at Chalk Farm in London. At the last moment, the duel is broken up by ...Read Review
By Katherine Stansfield -
When Shilly is taken to the hiring fair at All Drunkard and signed away by her father, she never expects to find love, ...Read Review
By Jessica Brockmole -
Fans of “on the road” stories will love this dual-period novel, which follows two friends, aspiring writer Florrie Daniels and abandoned housewife Ethel ...Read Review
By Jamie Ford -
A few years after being transported to Seattle, Ernest Young, a mixed-race orphan from China, finds the course of his future altered dramatically ...Read Review
By Suzette A. Hill -
It’s 1960, and Lady Fawcett accepts an invitation to the set of a film being shot in Suffolk by her daughter Amy’s ...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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