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By Anne-Marie Vukelic -
In 1837, aged 23, Angela Burdett inherits her grandfather’s share in Coutts Bank, making her the richest woman in England. She changes her name ...Read Review
By Hilary Green -
The story begins in 1955. EOKA (National Organisation of Cypriot Struggle) is launching a military campaign to unite the island with Greece and end ...Read Review
By G. M. Best -
According to the back cover blurb G M Best has received good reviews for his previous books, and it is true that the ...Read Review
By Jean Rowden -
Sergeant Beddowes from Scotland Yard is sent to the West Country to investigate a spate of jewel robberies from country houses. Working closely ...Read Review
By Norman Russell -
The Ghosts of Mayfield Park is a Victorian murder/mystery narrated in part by one of the victims, who though poisoned escapes in ...Read Review
By E. V. Thompson -
Published 2013 (c1979)
The Music Makers is an epic historical novel about Ireland’s Great Hunger of the mid-19th century in which Thompson works out ...Read Review
By Clifford Peacock -
In 1940, King Carol of Romania fled his country in the face of a Nazi-inspired coup, leaving behind the crown jewels. They were never ...Read Review
By Sheelagh Mawe -
This claims to be a true story and doubtless it is, but to classify it as non-fiction would be a disservice to the ...Read Review
By Millie Vigor -
This is the sequel to Catherine of Deepdale, which described Catherine’s arrival in the Shetland Islands and the early years of her ...Read Review
By Joan Lock -
The sinking of the pleasure steamer Princess Alice in the Thames in September 1878 was the worst inland water accident in British history. Over 650 ...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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