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By David Gilman -
Winter 1364. Once again, war between England and France is coming. Sir Thomas Blackstone, Edward III’s Master of War, is sent to secure ...Read Review
By Matteo Struckul - By Richard McKenna (trans.) -
Florence, 1469. Lorenzo de Medici has become the head of the family and de facto ruler of Florence. Life is never simple in the ...Read Review
By Carol Jones -
The Boy with Blue Trousers is set in 1856/57 in the Pearl River Delta, China and Robetown, Australia. The narrative alternates between the life ...Read Review
By M.R.C. Kasasian -
This is the third in Kasasian’s Betty Church murder mystery series. The not-so-sleepy Suffolk village of Sackwater during World War II is ...Read Review
By Caro Fraser -
It is summer 1936, and Sonia Haddon is hosting a party at a country house in Surrey. A motley collection of people is there, ...Read Review
By Zoe Somerville -
Norfolk, 1952. The war is over, but its shadow is still very much in evidence. The nearby airbase and the mysterious American soldier, Jack, ...Read Review
By Jane Johnson -
It is rare to find a dual-narrative novel in which both strands of the narrative are equally compelling. Often the present-day strand exists ...Read Review
By Jean Moran -
An exotic tale with an exotic title, but don’t be disappointed that there are no pagodas, not even one. It is set ...Read Review
By Mary Gibson -
The Bermondsey Bookshop was founded in 1921 by Ethel Gutman. Its inspiration was similar to that of the better-known Workers’ Educational Association founded eighteen ...Read Review
By Diney Costeloe -
Readers of Diney Costeloe’s Children of the Siege will welcome the chance to find out what happened to the St. Clair family ...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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