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By Christine Mangan -
It’s 1966, and more than a decade has passed since Frances (Frankie) Croy’s debut novel captured the London literary world; failure has ...Read Review
By Jennifer Saint -
You all know the myth. Theseus, Prince of Athens, wins undying fame by penetrating an impregnable Cretan labyrinth and killing the Minotaur, a ...Read Review
By Gita Trelease -
Trelease’s follow up novel to Enchantée (now retitled All That Glitters) continues her portrayal of a Paris during the French Revolution ...Read Review
By Samantha Silva -
On August 30, 1797, midwife Parthenia Blenkinsop arrives at a house in North London to deliver Mary Wollstonecraft’s baby. She’s expecting another routine ...Read Review
By Beatrice Colin -
Cicely Pick, with her daughter Kitty in tow, arrives in Argyll, Scotland, in 1912, having traveled from Darjeeling, India, on a mission for her ...Read Review
By Ursula Hegi -
The Ludwig Zirkus comes to Germany’s Nordstrand Island every summer, thrilling the town with trained animals in painted wagons, acrobats, and clowns. ...Read Review
By Alex George -
On a hot summer day in 1927, four unconnected Parisians live their lives. By the end of this day, their stories will have altered, ...Read Review
By Gill Hornby -
In 1840, Cassandra Austen, a woman of a certain age, makes an unexpected visit to the vicarage at Kintbury—a place of which Cassandra ...Read Review
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a female author in possession of a good literary heritage is never in want of present-day ...Read Review
By Jennifer Rosner -
A mother’s unconditional love and fierce desire to protect her child is at the heart of this tragic and beautiful novel set ...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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