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By Kate Braithwaite -
Suspicion and religion are intertwined in London in 1678, a little over a decade after the Great Fire ravaged the city. Nathaniel Thompson, a ...Read Review
By Jonathan F. Putnam -
Twenty-nine-year-old trial lawyer Abraham Lincoln campaigns to save his seat in the Illinois Legislature as the Whigs’ standard-bearer. Summer 1838 promises to be heated ...Read Review
By John Jackson -
Set mainly in Ireland between 1735 and 1752, this story is based on true events. Robert Rochfort, an ambitious Anglo-Irish landowner and widower, requires a ...Read Review
By Olga Swan -
The Vichy government was the collaborationist regime headed by Marechal Petain which was permitted by the Nazis to rule central and southeastern France ...Read Review
By Emma Rose Millar - By Kevin Allen -
“Convict’s daughter, Laetitia Beedham, is set on an epic journey from the back streets of London, through transportation to Barbados and grueling ...Read Review
By Vanessa Couchman -
This emotionally powerful novel is set on Corsica, and the island itself is the most important character. I could see the deep blue ...Read Review
By T. E. Taylor -
Set in Ancient Greece in 373 BC, Zeus of Ithome explores the end of three centuries of Messenian slavery at the hands of their ...Read Review
By Mark Patton -
Cogidubnus, once a Celtic priest, but now appointed Great King of Britain by the Romans, receives an important visitor to his sumptuous palace ...Read Review
By Carol Hedges -
Here we have a fast-paced, sharply characterised slice of Victoriana, set in London in 1860. There is a nippy, present-tense narrative with the same ...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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