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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
By Carsten Jensen -
In 1848, war erupts in the Danish region of Schleswig-Holstein, and the coastal town of Marstal forms a land guard to do its part. ...Read Review
By Clare Clark -
Louisiana in the early years of the 18th century; this is a novel about the French settlers who attempted to carve out their ...Read Review
By Alon Hilu - By Evan Fallenberg (trans.) -
In the late 19th century, Isaac Luminsky and his new wife, “Her Ladyship,” travel from Europe to Jaffa. They are Jewish settlers hoping ...Read Review
By Manuel Rivas -
Rivas put the following words in the mouth of Polka the gravedigger, one of the most charismatic characters of Books Burn Badly: “Don’...Read Review
By Henning Mankell (trans. Laurie Thompson) -
The Man from Beijing was first published in Sweden in 2008. The English translation appeared this February. It is a fine, sweeping mystery that ...Read Review
It is 1704. There are fewer than 200 people in Louisiana, the newest French colony. Craftsmen and soldiers have sent a request for virtuous, marriageable ...Read Review
By Philip Sington -
Although this novel begins in Germany two months before Hitler came to power, at first we hardly feel the presence of the Nazis. ...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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