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By David Peace -
Tokyo, August 1946: one year after Japan’s surrender and the extensive bombings of its capital. The murdered bodies of two women are found ...Read Review
By Julian Barnes -
Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (US)
I should perhaps point out that as Julian Barnes is one of my favourite contemporary prose writers, I approached his new novel in ...Read Review
By Irène Némirovsky -
Suite Française, an unfinished five-part epic that boldly illustrates the effect of the WWII German occupation on the ordinary people of France, ...Read Review
By George MacDonald Fraser -
Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)
The impressionable (reprehensible?) Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., K.C.B., K.C.I.E. (none of them deserved) rides again to the ...Read Review
By Donald Cammell - By Marlon Brando -
The tale begins with a cockroach race in a Hong Kong prison in 1927. Like guardian dogs outside a Chinese temple, the repulsive details ...Read Review
By Shan Sa -
They say that Go, a strategic two-player game popular in both China and Japan, takes only five minutes to learn but a lifetime ...Read Review
By Tim Gautreaux -
Published 2003 (UK)Published 2003 (US)
This classic Southern gothic novel is set in the cypress forest of Louisiana in the 1920s. The rich plot of family, marriage, and ...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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