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By Jane Kerr -
Manchester, England, 1872, the Belle Vue Zoological Gardens. Danny, a young boy, used to live on the streets, surviving as a pickpocket. Now he ...Read Review
By Nicholas Bowling -
1st-century AD, Rome. The power-crazed Emperor Nero is determined to get his hands on the fabled Golden Fleece, and his armed guards will ...Read Review
By Dan Smith -
It is the year 866 and a young Dane, Ylva (meaning ‘she-wolf’), finds herself orphaned in the strange land of Northumbria, after witnessing her ...Read Review
By Rebecca Stevens -
Lily Dodd is proud to start working as a munitionette at the same factory as her father. Having left school, she feels finally ...Read Review
By Catherine Gilbert Murdock -
1350. Boy is a hunchback. It is the only name he has ever known, apart from Monster. He tends a flock of goats in ...Read Review
By Ally Sherrick -
1940: Londoner, Charlie, has placed his young brother in the care of a farmer near the airbase where he is training to become a ...Read Review
By Emma Carroll -
Annouay, France, 1783. Magpie is a guttersnipe and opportunist thief, struggling to support herself and her pet cockerel, Coco. When the unpleasant Madame Delacroix ...Read Review
By Nicholas Bowling -
1577. Elizabeth I has returned England to a moderate Protestantism. However, some think that her cousin, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots, should be ...Read Review
By Lucy Strange -
A debut novel, this is a delightful tale of love and loss, family and friends, and mystery and magic. The story begins when ...Read Review
By Kiran Millwood Hargrave -
1902, Culion Island, the Philippines, once a leper colony. When twelve-year-old Ami, whose mother has leprosy, learns that a new Government ruling has decided ...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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