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By Merryn Allingham -
This, the third book in a trilogy, takes place in 1948. WWII has ended and Daisy Driscoll is working in a hospital in Brighton, ...Read Review
By Nicola Cornick -
Professional glass-engraver Holly Ansell receives a frantic call from her young niece saying her father Ben, Holly’s brother, has disappeared. Holly rushes ...Read Review
The Nurse’s War is the second book in Merryn Allingham’s World War Two series ‘Daisy’s War’, which began with The ...Read Review
Growing up in an orphanage on East London’s Cobb Street, Daisy Driscoll has had to make her own way in the world. ...Read Review
By Anne O’Brien -
The King’s Sister is a novel about forbidden love, the ties of family and choices with the potential to impact on history. ...Read Review
By Isolde Martyn -
In the aftermath of the second battle of St Albans, two young noblewomen find themselves widowed. One is Katherine Neville, widow of the ...Read Review
It is 1372. The young widow Lady Katherine Swynford is facing destitution after the death of her husband. She appeals to John Plantagenet, Duke ...Read Review
By Shona Patel -
Teatime for the Firefly creates a vivid portrayal of the exotic world of the Assam tea plantations and Indian life during both WWII ...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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