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By Otto Kraus -
September 1943 brings another trainload of prisoners from the Czech ghetto to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Some of the Jews are gassed immediately; others are placed in ...Read Review
By Maggie Ford -
This is initially a story about a new romance founded on secrets. Nora has had to make the hard choice between her sister ...Read Review
By Maggie Hope -
This novel is about a girl’s journey in life with a scandal always in mind. Cath Raine has had to deal with ...Read Review
By Deborah Burrows -
January 1942, freezing blacked-out mid-Blitz London where under leaden skies and German bombs, amongst the debris and the ruins, conflict reigns between Britain and “...Read Review
By Elizabeth Morton -
This is a story of a Catholic Liverpool family in the 1950s, in particular the story of teenage girl Babby and her relationship ...Read Review
By Tracy Baines -
Holt, Norfolk, England in May 1939. Jessie Delaney has it all: youth, looks, talent, handsome boyfriend Harry; all that is but a way out ...Read Review
By Gracie Hart -
Leeds, 1869. This book, the third in the series, follows the fortunes of Eliza Wild, once a half-starved child from a mining family, and ...Read Review
By Holly Green -
This novel follows the first book in the trilogy, Frontline Nurses, and begins just before the outbreak of the First World War. Leonora ...Read Review
1850s. Dora Latimer, an illegitimate, mixed-race girl, is brought to England by her sea-captain father and brought up with his other children, to ...Read Review
By Fiona McIntosh -
The Pearl Thief follows the story of Severine Kassel, a museum professional in the 1960s whose worlds collide when she is asked to ...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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