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By Martine Bailey -
Martine Bailey provides a traditional culinary recipe before each chapter. One caution, though: the ‘most effectual Hystericon for Women’ needs careful preparation, as ...Read Review
By Antonia Hodgson -
The previous novel featuring Thomas Hawkins was The Devil in the Marshalsea, one of my books of the year in 2014. I could not ...Read Review
By Guy Saville -
1953.The Allies have capitulated after Dunkirk, and Hitler’s Reich covers half the planet. There has been no Holocaust, but six million Jews ...Read Review
By Stephen Burke -
Set in Eritrea in 1935, this novel is a riveting examination of colonialism, war, love, the power of conscience and race. It is hard ...Read Review
By Steve Berry -
This is a book on taxes! Only a lawyer would write a novel on taxes, and only Steve Berry could turn a book ...Read Review
By Tessa Dunlop -
This is a collection of memories and experiences of fifteen women still alive in 2014 who worked in various capacities at Bletchley Park during ...Read Review
By Lindsey Davis -
Flavia Albia, originally from Britain, is the adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, a well-known detective in ancient Rome. When a rotting corpse ...Read Review
By John Henry Clay -
At the Ruin of the World is Clay’s second novel on the later Roman Empire, although his first, The Lion and the ...Read Review
By Rory Clements -
This is the seventh book in Clements’ John Shakespeare series. John is the fictional elder brother of Will Shakespeare, who often has a ...Read Review
By Cecilia Ekbäck -
Strong, stoic Maija, wavering Paavo, and daughters Frederika and Dorotea leave their native Finland for Swedish Lapland in 1717, having traded homesteads with Paavo’...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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