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By Caro Fraser -
A standalone sequel to The Summer House Party, Summer of Love continues the story of a family in post-World War II England, a ...Read Review
By Nadine Dorries -
In this novel, part of a three-book saga set in post-World War II rural western Ireland, long, deep shadows of their Celtic past, ...Read Review
By Imogen Edwards-Jones -
Romanov fans rejoice! At long last, a novel about the two “Black Princesses” (so called because of their black eyes) of Montenegro, whose ...Read Review
By Dana Stabenow -
Alexandria, 47 BC. Cleopatra jointly rules Egypt with her brother, Ptolemy, at the behest of her lover, Julius Caesar. Her reign is beset by ...Read Review
By Alrene Hughes -
Life for factory girls was uneventful in Manchester, an industrial city in northwest England in 1939. For Gracie Earnshaw, working in a factory making ...Read Review
By David Gilman -
David Gilman is best known as the author of the Master of War series, following the blood-drenched adventures of an English mercenary soldier ...Read Review
By Kate Kerrigan -
In this captivating story three young Irish women seek to reinvent themselves in swinging 1960s London. After being abruptly jilted, Lara sets out ...Read Review
As with many romantic novels set in wartime, the special circumstances of England in 1939 are not only a background but central to the ...Read Review
By Tim Leach -
Tim Leach’s previous novel, The Last King of Lydia, was set in an opulent, sunlit Mediterranean city-state in classical antiquity. Nothing could ...Read Review
Scourge of Wolves is fifth in The Master of War series and, this said, it stands alone. It is a gritty novel set ...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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