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By Andrew Miller -
Pure is a novel about the clearance of the cemetery at Les Innocents in Paris in 1785 and the transportation of the human remains ...Read Review
By Angelika Schrobsdorff - By Steve Rendell (trans.) -
You Are Not Like Other Mothers is a simple title for a book that is neither simple fiction nor dry enough to be ...Read Review
By Antony Shugaar (trans.) - By Simonetta Agnello Hornby -
In 1839, young Agata has fallen in love with wealthy Giacomo Lepre, and he with her. Unfortunately, Agata’s parents disapprove of the affair, ...Read Review
By Audrey Schulman -
Schulman has written two stories here in alternating chapters; each stands on its own, so good you hate to leave its fully imagined ...Read Review
By Jane Gardam -
This is a companion novel to Old Filth, published in 2005. As I had not read the first book, this may explain why 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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