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By Umberto Eco -
Renowned primarily for his novel The Name of the Rose, the reader approaches a new Eco work of fiction wondering what sort of ...Read Review
By Donald Ray Pollock -
Pollock returns to southern Ohio, the setting for his collection of short stories, Knockemstiff, and unleashes a bizarre and compelling cast of characters ...Read Review
By Erin Morgenstern -
Le Cirque des Rêves arrives unannounced. No posters, no parade, no invitations. Overnight, black and white striped circus tents appear on the ...Read Review
By Steve Earle -
One doesn’t know quite what to expect when a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter of rock and country music – who is also an actor (...Read Review
By Henning Mankell -
Sweden in the 1870s. Hans Bengler, a dilettante permanent student, decides almost on a whim that he wants to travel to Africa to ...Read Review
By José Saramago -
It is hard to know which sentiment dominated my reading of this book: sadness at the passing of such a great author, or ...Read Review
By Meira Chand -
This great sprawl of a novel is set in Singapore from 1927 to 1956. It follows the fortunes of three children who first meet when ...Read Review
By Joseph O’Connor -
An elderly woman, living alone in rented accommodation in a dilapidated tenement, would seem an unlikely character to engage the reader for the ...Read Review
By Per Pettersen -
I am sure some people will enjoy and find much to admire about this novel. These are probably the kind of people who ...Read Review
By Nicholas Shakespeare -
Andy Larkham, in his late 20s, impoverished and working for a small London publishing firm, attends the funeral of a former schoolteacher. Or ...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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