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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
By David Flusfeder -
Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)
In 1217, friar and magus Roger Bacon, an inventor and scientist, is teacher to a young man named John at a Franciscan monastery outside ...Read Review
By Matthew Thomas -
What are the effects of a devastating illness on a family? How does a family adapt to a new normal when nothing will ...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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