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By Joie Davidow -
The love story between the Russian writer Ivan Turgenev and the opera singer and composer Pauline Viardot is reimagined in this novel by ...Read Review
By Caraline Brown -
London, late 18th century. The roar of a lion calls to her, so Lillian follows the sound to a menagerie full of exquisite ...Read Review
By Stephanie Storey -
Stephanie Storey follows up her stunning debut, Oil and Marble, a novel about the rivalry between Leonardo and Michelangelo, with another brilliant novel ...Read Review
By Melvyn Bragg -
In 12th-century Paris, a learned young woman named Heloise is tutored by the famed philosopher Abelard. The teacher and student soon become lovers, ...Read Review
By David Dollenmayer (trans.) - By Martin Walser -
In the summer of 1823, while on a promenade in Marienbad, Johannes Wolfgang von Goethe, then 73, literary, scientific, and cultural lion, confidant of kings, ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Cobbs -
In the spring of 1863, the Union army is reeling from defeats. One of their spies, working along South Carolina’s Combahee River under ...Read Review
By Meg Keneally -
Fled is based on an extraordinary true story. Desperate to escape a life of gruelling poverty in Cornwall, Jenny Trelawney turns to highway ...Read Review
By Ramin Ganeshram -
It’s no mystery why so many historical novels have featured cooks as protagonists – food is one of the most vivid windows into ...Read Review
By Jane Harris -
Published 2017Published 2018
Just before Christmas 1765, two mixed-race slaves, Lucien and his older brother Emile, are charged by their master Father Cléophas to travel from ...Read Review
By John J. Healey -
East and West collide in 1615 when a group of Samurai warriors travels from Japan to Spain and later to Rome on a diplomatic ...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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