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By Theodore Brun -
The second instalment of Theodore Brun’s Wanderer Chronicles returns readers to 8th-century Scandinavia with our troubled hero, Erlan, and his loyal servant, ...Read Review
By S. W. Perry -
When I started this book it had, to my mind, multiple strikes against it: it was long, it was written in the present ...Read Review
By Nicola Pryce -
It is 1796, and Elowyn Liddicot is young, independently minded and attractive, as is usual with heroines. When the novel opens, she is engaged ...Read Review
By Jean Fullerton -
From an Irish East London wedding to the Battle of Britain, this book shows the Brogan family in love, tragedy and joy in ...Read Review
By Robert Wilton -
Paris, 1792. The Revolution is entering its bloodiest phase. The mob rampages through the streets of Paris; the wrong word, or even a look, ...Read Review
By Vanessa Tait -
The Pharmacist’s Wife is a tale of deception, addiction and revenge. Rebecca is a young wife in Victorian Edinburgh, struggling hard to ...Read Review
By Elisabeth Gifford -
This gripping true love story about a young Polish Jewish couple is set in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Misha and Sophia meet at a lecture ...Read Review
By Robert Fabbri -
Rome, AD 63. Vespasian has been made Governor of Africa. However, this is no reward for faithful service by an increasingly unpredictable Emperor Nero. ...Read Review
By Nicola Pryce -
Set in Cornwall in 1793, the early scenes in this book reminded me of Daphne du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek. However, the story ...Read Review
By Antonia Senior -
This is a passionate, richly imagined story set during Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth in London, with scenes also in the New World and ...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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