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By Margaret Muir -
When Lord Farnley’s young daughter dies, her maid, Lucy Oldfield, is ordered to burn the child’s expensive French doll. Unable to ...Read Review
By Joan Smith -
Daphne Ingleside’s Aunt Effie is a woman with a Past. Once the toast of the town, she is now scandalously divorced ...Read Review
By Wendy Soliman -
Clarissa Hartley discovers that her inheritance has been left to the illegitimate son of her late husband. This is devastating news to ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
The peace of St Frideswide’s is shattered with the arrival of two small boys after their party is apparently attacked by ...Read Review
By Kate Allan -
Allan has written a lively tale of a female author in Regency times, when it was supposedly not quite the thing for ...Read Review
By Jane Jackson -
Orphaned Phoebe Dymond was brought up by an aunt and uncle after the death of her father at the Battle of Yorktown, ...Read Review
By Fenella Jane Miller -
Oliver Mayhew, a soldier returning from the Peninsula Wars and penniless third son of an aristocrat, finds himself in need of a rich ...Read Review
By Norman Russell -
Sir Hamo Strange and Lord Jocelyn Peto are both Victorian gentleman bankers and collectors of rare ancient books. Rivals at work and ...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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