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By Fay Weldon -
In The New Countess, Fay Weldon completes her trilogy (Habits of the House in the U.S., Love and Inheritance in the U....Read Review
By David Gilman -
1346, and the reign of Edward III. Edward’s ambition is to regain his lost lands in France, and so begins the 100 Years’ War. ...Read Review
By Bruce Macbain -
Richly described settings are one of the strengths of this mystery, beginning with a decorated cave shrine to Mithras and ranging to a ...Read Review
Fay Weldon, novelist and screenwriter of Upstairs, Downstairs, delivers the second installment of her new trilogy. Long Live the King begins in December 1901, ...Read Review
By Michael Ridpath -
Conrad de Lancey is an idealistic, young Englishman with a German mother. Disillusioned by his experiences fighting with the International Brigade in Spain, ...Read Review
Fay Weldon of Upstairs Downstairs fame has written this first of a trilogy, “delving into the decadent lives of masters and their servants ...Read Review
By Jane Finnis -
Published 2003Published 2011Published 2012
This is the first in Jane Finnis’ Aurelia Marcella Mysteries, so we are introduced to the eponymous heroine who is the manager of ...Read Review
By Kylie Fitzpatrick -
Inspired by a real historical artefact, The Rajan Quilt, sewn by women convicts on their way to Australia, this novel moves from Ireland ...Read Review
By Bruce Macbain -
Published 2010Published 2012
Rome, 96 AD. The city’s labyrinthine politics have brought the Emperor Domitian to the final stages of paranoia, manifest in his employment of ...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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