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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By T.K. Welsh -
Fire! This is the greatest fear of passengers and crews of ships, both now and in the past. On 15 June 1904, fear becomes reality ...Read Review
By Donna Jo Napoli -
Donna Jo Napoli has done it again. With each book, she proves why she is one of today’s best writers for ...Read Review
By Raymond Khoury -
The hugely successful Da Vinci Code has resulted in a cottage industry of thrillers depicting various conspiracies surrounding the founding and early growth ...Read Review
By Lauren Willig -
Willig’s breezy second offering in her series of Napoleonic-era spy romances features the intrepid and amusing Henrietta Uppington, closely guarding the secret ...Read Review
By Linda Donn -
In her imaginative and lyrical tale, Domm creates a fictional history and heritage for the first female aeronaut, whose true fame and fate ...Read Review
By T. Cooper -
“How do you lose a child?” is the opening line of this unusual and intriguing novel. Reuven Lipshitz, the young, blond son of ...Read Review
By Kevin King -
It’s Depression-era America, and baseball is the all-American sport. Walter Winchell narrates, from the grave, about the greatest baseball game that never ...Read Review
By Lauren Willig -
American graduate student Eloise Kelly is in England to research her dissertation on “aristocratic espionage.” When a descendant of the famed spy called ...Read Review
By John Jakes -
Following in the footsteps of the excellent Charleston, Jakes moves on to examine the siege and taking of Savannah in detail. As with ...Read Review
By Sharyn McCrumb -
Set during the Civil War in the mountains of North Carolina, Ghost Riders portrays a little-known and seldom-researched aspect of the war. When ...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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