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By Michael Wallner -
Don’t be fooled by this book’s unfortunate UK cover. This is not another romantic wartime saga, but a powerful study of ...Read Review
By Julia Navarro -
Published 2006Published 2007
Modern-day Turin. A fire breaks out inside the Cathedral but is quickly extinguished before it can do much damage – but it happened dangerously ...Read Review
By Robin Neillands -
1915 was a tough year for the British in France. The battles fought by the British army were either disasters or inconclusive; but the ...Read Review
By Susan Goodman -
During the Munich Crisis, my father, aged ten, joined his friends in digging trenches. On 3 September, 1939, he knew, on leaving the Liverpool ...Read Review
By Michael Cox -
Michael Cox’s debut novel is a darkly atmospheric and very gothic tale of wrath, nemesis, and self-destruction: a 600- page journey ...Read Review
By Philip Mansel -
In a new edition of this classic study, Mansel writes that Louis XVIII was ‘naturally European’, and during his twenty-three years as an ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Winspear -
Published 2005Published 2006
In 1930, still haunted by his son’s death in the Great War, Cecil Lawton, Q.C., hires Maisie Dobbs, ostensibly to document the ...Read Review
By Maile Meloy -
Published 2003Published 2004
The novel covers four generations of the Santerre family. Beginning at the close of World War II, the story continues up to the ...Read Review
By Anthony Everitt -
Published 2001Published 2002
Marcus Tullius Cicero was born in 106 BCE to a well-connected provincial family. Throughout his early years, he immersed himself in reading and studies. ...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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