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By Mick Finlay -
London, 1896: Private detective William Arrowood detests his famous contemporary, Sherlock Holmes. Unlike the upper-class society that favors Holmes, Arrowood’s turf is the ...Read Review
By Kathleen McGurl -
Kathleen McGurl is fast establishing herself as a master of the multi-period novel in which a mystery from the past has implications for ...Read Review
By Nicola Cornick -
Despite the title, the real subject of this engrossing novel is the spectacular golden gown that travels between two worlds: 1763 England, where Lady ...Read Review
By Katie King -
In 1940 many children were sent away from London to escape the German bombing, and Katie King’s Evacuee series reflects this. This book ...Read Review
By Anne O’Brien -
Queen of the North tells the story of Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry Percy (known to history – and Shakespeare fans – as Hotspur). Set ...Read Review
By Noel O’Reilly -
The action of this book takes place “ten years after the French wars or thereabouts”. It is set in Cornwall at a time ...Read Review
By Michael Stewart -
What happened to Heathcliff after he left Wuthering Heights in Emily Brontë’s novel, only to return three years later, a well-dressed, educated ...Read Review
By Freda Lightfoot -
Manchester, 1945. The war has ended, but there are more troubles ahead for Evie Talbert. Like so many women of the time, she has ...Read Review
By Kerry Postle -
Vienna, 1907. At age twelve, the fatherless Wally Neuzil finds herself in Vienna with her frail mother and two sisters. She is led to ...Read Review
By Merryn Allingham -
When Canadian infantry officer Jos Kerrigan stumbles on a lost garden on the Summerhayes estate, where he is billeted, he feels a strange ...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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