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By Emma Donoghue -
This novel is set in Dublin during the Halloween of 1918. Nurse Julia Power finds herself solely in charge of a temporary ward in ...Read Review
By Alexander Starritt -
This novella comprises a long letter written by a German grandfather, Meissner, to his Scottish grandson, Callum. On a visit, seventeen months in ...Read Review
By Suzannah Dunn -
This is very much a novel which demonstrates the experience and perspective of history from below. Royalty, in this case Queen Mary the ...Read Review
By Mullen - By Thomas -
This is a revelatory historical novel that speaks directly to the language of today. We follow Tommy Smith, an ex-cop turned reporter, who ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Wein -
Wein returns to her ever-increasing cadre of young pilots, spies, and support crew in this additional prequel to her award-winning World War II ...Read Review
By Monica Hesse -
Abek to Zofia. A to Z. When I find you again, we will fill our alphabet. This is what Zofia told her brother ...Read Review
By Karyn Parsons -
What are the ingredients of a happy childhood? Karyn Parsons answers this question in her stunningly beautiful novel set in Clarendon County, South ...Read Review
By Tom Holland -
Dominion is a big book. Not only in length – although topping 500 pages, this shouldn’t be discounted – but in the sheer amount of ...Read Review
By Caitlin Horrocks -
Erik Satie (1866-1925) became a famous composer during La Belle Époque in Paris. This novel is a creative depiction of what was behind ...Read Review
By Elin Hilderbrand -
Set on the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, this debut historical novel from “summer read” veteran ...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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