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By Peter Golden -
In 1962 Orange, New Jersey, Michael Daniels is a 19-year-old at loose ends following the tragic deaths of his parents. Emma Dainov, Michael’s ...Read Review
By M.J. Rose -
M.J. Rose’s luscious new book, Tiffany Blues, follows artists Jenny Bell and Minx Deering as they take advantage of the opportunity ...Read Review
By Sarah Maine -
In three interwoven storylines, the legend of a Viking woman and a solitary monk on a remote Scottish island comes to life. Archaeologist ...Read Review
By Arif Anwar -
In November 1970, while a cyclone sweeps Bangladesh’s shores, Honufa scurries from her hut in a Chittagong fishing village with her three-year-old son, ...Read Review
By Lucinda Riley -
Published 2017Published 2018
In 2007, CeCe (Celaeno) D’Aplièse is on an airplane. She sees the intermittent groups of twinkling lights below, one resembling the Pleiades ...Read Review
By Elisabeth Dyssegaard (trans.) - By Lene Kaaberbøl -
On June 2, 1894, French president Marie François Sadi Carnot is assassinated by an Italian. In the streets of Varbourg, where Madeleine Karno resides, ...Read Review
By Lorenza Garcia (trans.) - By María Dueñas - By Nick Caistor (trans.) -
Published 2017Published 2017-10-03
Mauro Larrea has become a self-made man in 1860s Mexico City by means of courage and brawny determination. Over decades, this native Spaniard ...Read Review
By Sarah Maine -
Published 2017Published 2017-10-05
In 1893, nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre joins her father and his wealthy friends on a visit to the Chicago World’s Fair. She and her ...Read Review
By Emanuel Bergmann -
In 1930s Europe, it isn’t safe to be a Jew. It is least safe in Hitler’s Germany, which is where young ...Read Review
By Andrew Wilson -
In December 1926, Agatha Christie went missing for ten days. The police organised searches for her, and press speculation reached frenzied heights. She was ...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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