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By Hilary Mantel -
Following Anne Boleyn’s beheading in May 1536, chief councillor Thomas Cromwell’s star has never shone brighter in Henry VIII’s eyes. But ...Read Review
By Frances Liardet -
This novel opens with one of the loveliest images in World War II literature: a small girl, “curled up, thumb in mouth,” and ...Read Review
By Robyn Cadwallader -
In the year 1320, in anticipation of a major family inheritance, Lady Mathilda commissions a book of hours: an exquisite book, to raise the ...Read Review
By Aida Edemariam -
As Yetemegn lay dying, she was anxious to leave and yet worried that she had not fasted and prayed enough. Aida Edemariam tells ...Read Review
By Lucy Hughes-Hallett -
Published 2017Published 2018
Set in both the 1660s and the 1960s, this debut novel explores the workings of a fictional English manor house called Wychwood. In ...Read Review
By Miranda Emmerson -
In 1965 London, successful American actress Iolanthe (Lanny) Green walks out of the theatre where she had been starring and disappears. Lanny’s dresser, ...Read Review
By Annie Proulx -
What is it that makes Annie Proulx’s voice so compelling, so completely her own? She creates characters and situations and then sits ...Read Review
By Christopher Nicholson -
Published 2015Published 2016
Thomas Hardy was a prolific 19th-century novelist and poet, whose books about life and love in rural England used to be staples on ...Read Review
By Rosemary Sullivan -
Born in 1926, Svetlana Stalina was raised in the Kremlin. When she was six, her mother committed suicide. Relatives were executed in the purges; ...Read Review
By Judith Claire Mitchell -
Lady, Vee and Delph Alter are three sisters in their forties, writing what they describe as a family memoir, a quasi-confessional and a ...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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