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By Paul Witcover -
1758, London. Daniel Quare, bastard, and Journeyman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, is on a mission. His instructions are to get hold of ...Read Review
By Val Wood -
Val Wood is a Yorkshire woman who now lives in Beverley and certainly knows the region and history of which she writes. The ...Read Review
By Shana Abe -
Lora Jones has always heard music that isn’t there and voices that don’t exist. She remembers nothing of her earliest life ...Read Review
By G.J. Meyer -
As a follow-up to his previous book, The Tudors: A World Undone, Meyer brings his considerable skills to another infamous Renaissance family, the ...Read Review
By Seth Grahame-Smith -
Many historical fiction authors take on the Big Stories, but Grahame-Smith has taken on one of the biggest of all: the birth of ...Read Review
By Douglas Jackson -
Following on from Defender of Rome, Gaius Valerius Verrens, Hero of Rome in Avenger of Rome, is drawn further into the political maelstrom ...Read Review
By James Wilde -
The novel opens in 1069. William has England in an iron grasp, crushing all opposition to his bloody reign. In the Fenlands Hereward is ...Read Review
By Andrew Swanston -
Even in a quiet backwater like Romsey, pacifist bookseller and mathematician Thomas Hill cannot entirely avoid the lawlessness and disruption of the English ...Read Review
The landmark year 1066 has given nourishment to many historical novelists, including now the first-time historical novel author James Wilde. (Wilde is the pen ...Read Review
By Henry Venmore-Rowland -
This story of the uprising against the emperor Nero in AD 68 is in the form of a memoir by Aulus Caecina Severus. At ...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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