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By David Peace -
Japanese fiction is replete with a searing obsession with darkness and beauty, which is exemplified in David Peace’s latest novel. It is ...Read Review
By JM Gulvin -
The Contract is the second in the John Quarrie (John Q) series of 1960s crime novels by author J M Gulvin, who splits ...Read Review
By Emma Carroll -
London 1922. After World War I, the country is nearly bankrupt, and the Kaye family are struggling; Lil’s grandad, who is passionate about ...Read Review
By Elise Valmorbida -
This is the story of one woman’s struggles to maintain her marriage and particularly to protect her children during the Fascist Era ...Read Review
By Peter Carey -
In 1953, Irene Bobs and her husband, Titch, leave their young children at home to enter the brutal Australian open road race known as ...Read Review
By Jane Harris -
Published 2017Published 2018
Just before Christmas 1765, two mixed-race slaves, Lucien and his older brother Emile, are charged by their master Father Cléophas to travel from ...Read Review
By Kate Griffin -
Kitty Peck, ex-dancing girl and now proprietor of a vast criminal empire in Victorian London, is in trouble. Her grandmother, the terrifying Lady ...Read Review
By Marcel Theroux -
This sweeping historical tale is inspired by real events and characters. Nicolas runs away from a dull life in Crimea as the son ...Read Review
By JM Gulvin -
It’s the start of a hot Texas summer in 1967. Ranger John Quarrie is asked to take the long drive over to Marion ...Read Review
By Francis Spufford -
Published 2016Published 2017
In November of 1746, young Mr. Smith, fresh from London, hops off a ship in New York and hightails it to Lovell & Company ...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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