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By Heather Morris -
The Holocaust will surely be an endless source of inspiration for creative artists of all disciplines. We take for granted the poignancy of ...Read Review
By Adrienne Sharp -
In her novel told in alternating parts set in Los Angeles (1939-41) and Las Vegas (1945-53), Sharp portrays the dark underpinnings of Hollywood’...Read Review
By Jacqueline Winspear -
Although WW2 has broken out, in London it is the lull before the storm when everyone is prepared for attack but nothing much ...Read Review
By Aida Edemariam -
As Yetemegn lay dying, she was anxious to leave and yet worried that she had not fasted and prayed enough. Aida Edemariam tells ...Read Review
By Imogen Hermes Gowar -
Too many times I have read a book, very often by a first-time published writer, that has been stratospherically praised by the media, ...Read Review
By Paul Howarth -
Two Australian teenagers, Billy and Tommy McBride, return to their parents’ cattle ranch one afternoon in 1885 to find their mother and father murdered ...Read Review
By Lucy Hughes-Hallett -
Published 2017Published 2018
Set in both the 1660s and the 1960s, this debut novel explores the workings of a fictional English manor house called Wychwood. In ...Read Review
By Molly Patterson -
In 1999, 84-year-old Hazel must leave her rural Illinois farm to reside in a nursing home. After her children and grandchildren arrive to close ...Read Review
By Bernard Cornwell -
Published 2017Published 2017-10-19Published 2018
This is a complete change of scene, time and character from Sharpe and Uhtred, previous well-beloved characters in Cornwell’s fiction. In Elizabethan ...Read Review
By Linnea Hartsuyker -
It is 9th-century Norway, and the Vikings are sailing, raiding, battling, and attending the gathering of peoples known as the Thing. Ragnvald Eysteinsson, ...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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