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By Natalie Haynes -
Most of us know something about the ancient Greek myth of Perseus slaying Medusa and making off with her head. The gaze of ...Read Review
By Robert Harris -
This novel tells the story of the hunt for the regicides of Charles I, principally Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, William Goffe. Whalley ...Read Review
By Kitty Zeldis -
In 1924, Bea moves to New York City with a teenaged ward named Alice, a scandalous past, and decades of secrets. Alice, a daughter ...Read Review
By Melody Razak -
India in 1947 is a land torn by violence: violence caused by the pen-stroke that turned India of the British Raj into two new ...Read Review
By Lee Kravetz -
In present-day Boston, a curator for the St. Ambrose Auction House receives three spiral notebooks that appear to contain the first iterations of ...Read Review
By Daniel Birnbaum - By Deborah Bragan-Turner (trans.) -
Immanuel is standing in the first-floor corridor of Kronoberg Prison in Stockholm, watching Gottfried Fischer enter. Fischer is the publisher who hired Immanuel ...Read Review
By Shelly Sanders -
In Riga, Latvia, in the 1940s, Miriam’s young family is caught between the buffeting waves of first a Soviet invasion and then ...Read Review
By Francesca Stanfill -
This weighty, rambling novel will please readers who like traditional medieval epics about damsels in unhappy arranged marriages, as long as they’re ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Winspear -
This is the seventeenth book in Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series, which charts the life and development of the eponymous heroine from her ...Read Review
By Lianne Dillsworth -
1840s London. A gaudy theatre in Drury Lane. Star act: the Great Amazonia, Warrior-Queen of Darkest Africa! Playing to sell-out audiences! But Zillah ...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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