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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
By Ally Sherrick -
This is a story inspired by the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. It centres on twelve-year-old Tom from Portsmouth, whose father is in prison in ...Read Review
By Rebecca Stevens -
Rebecca Stevens continues the adventures of her ‘Strange Girl’, Rose, in this sequel to Valentine Joe, set between the present day and war-torn 1940...Read Review
By Linda Davies -
This is a story of Merry Owen of Wales, who must travel back in time in order to save her family’s heritage ...Read Review
By Lucy Inglis -
This is two stories, one set in the pioneering days of the Wild West in the 1880s concerning Emily, a cosseted 15-year-old sent ...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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