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By Emma Donoghue -
The title is drawn from 18th century slang for a loose dress, and by extension the loose woman who wears it. Inspired by ...Read Review
By Arturo Pérez-Reverte -
The Nautical Chart is a modern tale of mystery and suspense. Coy is a Spaniard, a career seaman who finds himself beached by ...Read Review
By Charles Johnson -
Johnson is best known as the author of Middle Passage, a graphic novel of the slave trade which won the National Book Award. ...Read Review
By Andrew O’Hagan -
Published 2001Published 2001-01-01
This beautiful story set in post WWII Scotland is about the “coming of age” of Jamie, a young boy growing up with an ...Read Review
By J.D. Landis -
J. D. Landis’ second book is the story of Robert Schumann, a 19th century German composer, and his wife, Clara Wieck, a world-renowned ...Read Review
By Mark Winegardner -
Winegardner’s insightful and witty novel of Cleveland from 1948 to 1969 documents the decay of a great city and reveals much of what was ...Read Review
By A. B. Yehoshua - By Nicholas de Lange (trans.) -
Set in the year 999, this is the story of Ben Attar, a Jewish merchant from Tangiers. His relationship with his nephew (and business ...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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