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By Michael Taylor -
Poppy Silk is the oldest daughter of a navvy, an itinerant labourer working on the railroads of England’s Black Country. With her ...Read Review
By Andrei Makine - By Geoffrey Strachan (trans.) -
In a crowded, dreary, and frigid train station somewhere in Siberia, the narrator whiles away the time musing over the nature of the “...Read Review
By Audrey Howard -
The only daughter of a working-class family in 1911 Liverpool, young Grace Tooley’s carefree life is brought to a halt when she falls ...Read Review
By Joyce Reardon (ed.) -
Published 2001Published 2002
This associational material to the Stephen King miniseries Rose Red is packaged as if it were the edited diary of Ellen Rimbauer, mistress ...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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