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By Patrick Taylor -
Ulster in the 1960s. In the village of Ballybucklebo, 24-year-old Dr Barry Laverty gladly accepts a year as full-time assistant in Dr Fingal ...Read Review
More faction than fiction, for Doctor Taylor calls heavily on his own experiences as an Ulster country doctor, the characters in this book ...Read Review
By Marion Urch -
An Invitation to Dance is a well-written and well-researched fictional biography of Lola Montez, an Irish-born woman who posed as a Spanish ...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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