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By Patrick Bishop -
In 1940 Adam Tomaszewski is a fighter pilot in the RAF when he meets the charismatic Irish soldier Gerry Cunningham. They form an unlikely ...Read Review
By Tamara McKinley -
This multi-generational saga of the clash of cultures in Australia begins 50,000 years ago, exploring the lives of the indigenous hunter-gatherers, richly detailing their ...Read Review
By Anya Seton -
Published 2006Published 2007
Having thoroughly enjoyed Anya Seton’s Katherine, I was excited to delve into this reissue of her 1965 classic novel Avalon. I was not ...Read Review
By Jean Auel -
I have long wanted to read Jean Auel’s acclaimed novel of Neanderthal society. Offered the opportunity to review the Hodder re-issue, with ...Read Review
By Anna Jacobs -
The dirt-poor Prestons have few prospects but many children. Carrie works tirelessly to feed and clothe her siblings, since her father is a ...Read Review
By R.F. Delderfield -
In 1918 miner’s son David Powlett Jones returns to England from the trenches. Shell-shocked, physically and emotionally damaged by his experiences, he takes ...Read Review
By Margaret Kaine -
Josie and Georgina live in the same street, but while Georgina is the only child of William, a rich builder, and lives in ...Read Review
By Audrey Howard -
It is 1913 in London, and the suffrage movement is in full swing. Alex Goodwin will do anything to attract attention to the cause: ...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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