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By David Almond -
Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)
Dominic Hall is growing up in a pebble-dashed home in northern England in the post-WWII years. His father, a caulker in the shipyards, ...Read Review
By Ilyasah Shabazz - By Kekla Magoon -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Malcolm X is one of the most misunderstood and maligned figures of the 20th century. X: A Novel takes us from his childhood ...Read Review
By Gregory Maguire -
Set in the last years of the Russian monarchy, Egg and Spoon is a fanciful mix of history, folklore, philosophy, childhood fantasy, silliness, ...Read Review
By Lindsay Barraclough -
Published 2014Published c2012
Long Lankin is an old ballad poem telling of the murder of a woman and her child. In her novel, Lindsay Barraclough takes ...Read Review
By Tonya Cherie Hegamin -
Willow is a riveting coming-of-age story from award-winning author Tonya Cherie Hegamin (Most Loved in All the World). Set in 1848 on the Pennsylvania-Maryland ...Read Review
By Delia Sherman -
Thirteen-year-old Sophie wants an escape from her parents’ divorce, her father’s impending remarriage, and her mother’s new job, but not if ...Read Review
By Kathryn Lasky -
In 1940 the Nazi regime’s deadly fingers have reached into Austria, and Jews are disappearing. Vienna’s Gypsy population knows that they are ...Read Review
By Michael Morpurgo -
In this charming little book, British Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo tells the story of Yannick, a young Parisian boy who is sent ...Read Review
By Ursula Dubosarsky -
While the Vietnam War rages in a distant land, eleven Australian school girls deal with their own struggles of friendship and mystery in ...Read Review
By Susann Cokal -
The Kingdom of Little Wounds tells a series of interlocking tales set against the backdrop of the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn in 1572. Queen ...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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