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By Kirsten McKenzie -
In 1942, Italian prisoners of war were taken to the Orkneys and employed to build the defences around Scapa Flow and later the causeway. ...Read Review
By Gyles Brandreth -
Oscar Wilde sails back to Europe after one of his visits to the United States, where this latest mystery begins to unfold with ...Read Review
By Rory Clements -
Welcome another Tudor detective. This one is John Shakespeare, elder brother of the famous Will (who makes a cameo appearance towards the end ...Read Review
By Tom Egeland -
If you liked The Da Vinci Code (and millions did despite the ridicule) then you will be delighted with The Guardians of the ...Read Review
By Flora Fraser -
The Bonaparte clan depicted in Flora Fraser’s biography could rival any reality TV family for scandal. Pauline Bonaparte is thought to have ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Winspear -
Published 2008Published 2009
As a Maisie Dobbs newcomer, for me this book was a revelation. It is fresh, unpretentious, and totally gripping. Unlike her other books—...Read Review
By Emilio Calderón - By Katherine Silver (trans.) -
For the first few chapters, this is a Da Vinci Code-style thriller. Rival groups of unscrupulous men from sinister organisations (Himmler’s SS, ...Read Review
By Beatrice Colin -
Born to a cabaret singer but orphaned in scandalous circumstances, Lilly is alone in the world. She is brought up at St. Xavier’...Read Review
By Michael Jones -
The city that was Leningrad for seventy years is St Petersburg again, and trades mainly on its imperial past. But an eternal flame ...Read Review
By Clare Longrigg -
This is the story of Bernardo Provenzano, Italy’s most notorious criminal. Provenzano was initiated into the Mafia in the 1950s when, for ...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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