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By Chris Aslan -
Alabaster is the retelling of the biblical story of Mariam (Mary), sister to Marta (Martha) and Eleazar (Lazarus). She is the woman who ...Read Review
By Edoardo Albert -
Oswiu has replaced his much-loved brother, Oswald, as the Anglo-Saxon king ruling Bernicia (Northumbria) from his stronghold at Bamburgh. Oswald has been killed ...Read Review
By Fiona Veitch Smith -
It’s October 1920 in London, and young reporter Poppy Denby finds herself in the midst of murder, Bolshevik intrigue, stolen Faberge eggs, and ...Read Review
By Penelope Wilcock -
The story jumps right into the middle of a marriage in crisis. William, a former monk, and Madeleine, a woman wise in herbs ...Read Review
By Thérèse Down -
The End of Law is a work of fiction tackling a subject that has seen very little coverage over the years: Nazi Germany, ...Read Review
By Edoardo Albert -
There are reasons why so little historical fiction has been set in England in the 7th century. Not only are contemporary accounts scarce, ...Read Review
By Mel Starr -
Bampton Castle, near Oxford, England, 1368: This, the sixth chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon, finds Hugh settled down both into married life and ...Read Review
By Katherine Swartz -
When New Yorker Jane Hatton’s British husband prompts their relocation to a small village on the Cumbrian coast of England, only her ...Read Review
By Martin Allison Booth -
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle solves a mystery this time, most reluctantly while on a Swiss holiday. Leaving pregnant wife and child back in ...Read Review
By Margaret McAllister -
This complex story is set in 15th-century England and shows human nature at its best and worst. Anna’s father is away fighting ...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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