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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
By Cesca Major -
In August 1952 a flash flood swept away the tourist village of Lynmouth in north Devon. All the bodies which were recovered after the ...Read Review
By Robert Fabbri -
9 AD. Arminius of the Cherusci leads an alliance of six Germanic tribes against the might of the Roman Empire. The story is told ...Read Review
By Nick Rennison -
London, 1871. Adam Carver, traveller, photographer and sometime intelligencer, is asked by a friend from the Foreign Office to find Dolly Delaney, a West ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Massie -
This is the novelisation of the BBC2 drama series Versailles. Ostensibly about the building of the palace, it in fact takes all the ...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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