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By James Forrester -
This is the first volume in a trilogy of political thrillers set in Elizabethan England. The protagonist, William Harley, although a Catholic under ...Read Review
By Penny Vincenzi -
Published 2006Published 2012
Praeger & Son banking company in New York City had been successful for many decades thanks to Frederick Praeger III, who brought the ...Read Review
By Victoria Hislop -
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Greek city of Thessaloniki was populated by a vibrant mixture of Jews, Muslims and Christians. ...Read Review
By Barbara Mutch -
Set in South Africa, this novel follows the lives of two women divided by colour yet united by friendship and shared love of ...Read Review
By Penny Vincenzi -
Eliza Clark expects more from her life than marriage and parenthood. In the early 1960s, careers are opening up for women, and class ...Read Review
By Titania Hardie -
Readers of multi-period epics will relish this story. Hardie has skillfully blended the themes and settings of the 21st-century United States and 14th-century ...Read Review
By Kevin Brophy -
In Brandenburg, in 1993, the deathbed urging of his mother spurs out-of-work teacher Michael Ritter to go in search of Pastor Bruck, who holds ...Read Review
By Eowyn Ivey -
This story opens in Alaska in 1920. The main characters, Mabel and Jack, are a childless middle-aged couple who have left the city to ...Read Review
By Kate Quinn -
Kate Quinn returns with a gripping sequel to her bestselling debut Mistress of Rome. After the assassination of Emperor Domitian, Thea and Arius ...Read Review
By Imogen Robertson -
Published 2012Published 2013
Another instalment detailing the adventures of Harriet Westerman and Gabriel Crowther, an unlikely detective pairing which works in unusual ways, solving crimes others ...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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