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By Karen Maitland -
This novel is set in 1316 near Dartmoor and uses three narrators. One is the Prioress Johanne of the Sisters of the Knights of ...Read Review
By Kathryn Hughes -
1956 may not seem like history to many of our readers, but happily the big Victorian lunatic asylums which were still the main provision ...Read Review
By Gill Paul -
The idea that at least one of the children of Tsar Nicholas II might have survived the murder of the Romanov royal family ...Read Review
By Sarah Shoemaker -
In the early 1800s, young Edward Rochester roams the estate of Thornfield Hall, his beloved home. His father is aloof, his mother dead, ...Read Review
By Daisy Goodwin -
The early reign of Great Britain’s Queen Victoria is recounted in this multi-view narrative replete with rich characterization and political intrigue. Among ...Read Review
By Lyndsay Faye -
“Reader, I murdered him.” In this satirical riff on Jane Eyre, orphaned Jane Steele is governess to the ward of eccentric Anglo-Sikh War ...Read Review
Lyndsay Faye has produced an audacious homage to Jane Eyre just in time for Charlotte Brontë’s 200th birthday. Unlike recent books which ...Read Review
By Alison Weir -
Historian and biographer, Alison Weir, embarks on a new series of novels examining in turn the lives of each of Henry VIII’s ...Read Review
By Katherine Clements -
The Silvered Heart is Katherine Clements’ follow-up to her critically lauded debut, The Crimson Ribbon. With this new story she returns to the ...Read Review
By Lyndsay Faye -
Manhattan, 1848: Copper Timothy Wilde hates fires. His parents died in one, and a second conflagration, in 1845, scarred his face and burned his life ...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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