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By Jenny Holmes -
Following the current media interest in midwifery in the post-war years, the author has chosen to focus on the impact of a newly ...Read Review
By Cameron McAllister -
London, 1749: dirty, rat-infested and dangerous. Everyone is terrified of the Demon Undertaker, a fiend with red eyes wearing a skull mask who supplies ...Read Review
By Catherine Johnson -
England, April 1819. Mary Willcox, destitute and desperate, is attacked, assaulted and left in a ditch by two farm labourers. Later, a badly-beaten-up girl ...Read Review
By Ian Beck -
In 1900, on a bitterly cold night, a young boy disappears from the forest close to the small, quiet village of Litton Cheney, Dorset. ...Read Review
By Mary Jane Staples -
The American War of Independence has been won, and reconciliation with Britain is the order of the day. Enter two sisters, Southern belles, ...Read Review
By Carmen Reid -
A tragic adventure story set in WW2 Belgium, Cross my Heart follows Nicole, who at fifteen joins the Resistance. In a time of ...Read Review
By Victoria Lamb -
Witchfall follows young Meg Lytton to the court of Queen Mary in the service of the Lady Elizabeth. It is a dangerous time ...Read Review
By James Douglas -
The Excalibur Codex is the third novel by James Douglas to feature Jamie Sinclair as its main protagonist, a hefty book that has ...Read Review
By Robert Swindells -
1946, England. Jinty, age eleven, and her ten-year-old brother, Josh, live in the sleepy village of Coney Cley where nothing ever happens. Or so ...Read Review
By Mary Jane Staples -
Spring 1918. Crash-landed in German-occupied France after an aerial duel with the Red Baron, wounded and desperate for escape, Captain Peter Marsh thinks his ...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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