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By Katie Fforde -
London 1963. Lizzie from Surrey is staying at louche Aunt Gina’s while attending a Pimlico cookery school because Mother thinks this will improve ...Read Review
By Gill Hornby -
In 1840, Cassandra Austen, a woman of a certain age, makes an unexpected visit to the vicarage at Kintbury—a place of which Cassandra ...Read Review
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a female author in possession of a good literary heritage is never in want of present-day ...Read Review
By Katie Flynn -
Katie Flynn was the pen name of Judy Turner, who died in January 2019. In recent years her daughter had assisted with the writing ...Read Review
By Toby Clements -
Kingdom Come is the fourth and final novel in Toby Clements’ Kingmaker series, set during the Wars of the Roses. It continues the ...Read Review
By Diana Gabaldon -
Gabaldon fans awaiting the ninth installment of the main Outlander series will be delighted with this hearty snack of seven novellas, which fill ...Read Review
By Simon Sebag Montefiore -
Published 2017Published 2018
The author is a well-known historian who has previously written factual works about Stalin and Catherine the Great. This is the third novel ...Read Review
By Lynne Truss -
This is a novel about the fight between good and evil, of well-meaning retired librarians and adorable demon kittens. Alec Charlesworth, ex-librarian, occasional ...Read Review
By Toby Clements -
Third in a series of four, here is a product of vivid imagination and astute historical knowledge, tempered by fine writing skills. Toby ...Read Review
By C.C. Humphreys -
This is the second volume in the series set in Restoration London. It is 1666 and the newly established pairing of Pitman and William ...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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