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By David Whitehead - By Steve Hayes -
This latest instalment of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes contains the usual ingredients: the correct address (221B Baker Street), Mrs Hudson showing the ...Read Review
By Peter James Cottrell -
Disillusioned by his experiences in the First World War, Kevin Flynn returns to his home in Ireland and takes a post in the ...Read Review
By John Pilkington -
Betsy Brand, an actress in the relaxed culture of Restoration England, is doing well financially, but her friends and family are not. Being ...Read Review
By Ann Barker -
Lavinia Muir and her friend, the flirtatious Isobel Macclesfield, visit Lavinia’s godmother and her son, Lord Thurlby. He can only recall a ...Read Review
By David Barry -
A brilliant, fast, enjoyable read, this shows the ever optimistic Wilkins Micawber and family under hard times in Australia, in the Melbourne mud ...Read Review
By Joan Lock -
Joan Lock has written several books on the British police. This title describes the most significant cases handled by Scotland Yard’s detective ...Read Review
By Stephen Wade -
Stephen Wade’s brief survey of the history of the penal system in Britain from the 12th to the 21st century is an ...Read Review
By Beryl Kingston -
Set in York, England, from 1830, this book is mainly a true account of George Hudson, the most remarkable rogue of the Victorian railway ...Read Review
By Patrice Sarath -
Among the plethora of Jane Austen continuation novels, this story is distinct in that its central character is the least inspiring Bennet sister, ...Read Review
By E. V. Thompson -
Nineteenth-century Cornwall provides the setting for this tale of illicit affairs and murder. Superintendent Amos Hawke and Sergeant Tom Churchyard are the sole ...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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