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By Pierre Lemaitre -
Paris, 1927. ‘No-one quite knew what was being buried today, an important French banker, or the bygone era he personified.’ Marcel Péricourt is ...Read Review
By Frank Wynne (trans.) - By Guillermo Arriaga -
1960s Mexico City and Yukon Territory: Within a four-year span, a plethora of brutal, graphic deaths engulf teenager Juan Guillermo’s entire family, ...Read Review
By Afonso Cruz -
Dresden, 1945. A city devastated by bombing. Take two families, their lives splintered into a kaleidoscope. Twist the tube, the glass fragments shift. Twist ...Read Review
By Roy Jacobsen -
With her aunt recovering from a broken leg in a hospital on the mainland, Ingrid is the only person living on Barrøy. ...Read Review
By Paulus Hochgatterer -
March 1945, Lower Austria. Cornelia (Nelli) Deinhardt is a thirteen-year-old girl, whose family, it seems, had been killed in an Allied air raid in ...Read Review
By Mikael Niemi -
1852: A young girl disappears from the remote community of Pajala in northern Sweden, near the border with Finland. When her body is found, ...Read Review
By George Goulding (trans.) - By Henning Mankell -
This book covers the period from the beginning to the last half of the 20th century and follows the life of Oskar Johansson. ...Read Review
By Einar Karason - By Quentin Bates (trans.) -
Iceland 1959. Trawling in the North Atlantic is hard work, and usually dangerous, but this February is something beyond the experience of even the ...Read Review
By Lars Mytting -
Mytting has a thing about wood. He is the author of the best-selling non-fiction book Norwegian Wood, and his first novel was The ...Read Review
By Yaniv Iczkovits -
Motal – an isolated town in the Pale of Settlement, Russia. 1894. Fanny Kreismann is only ten when she develops a fascination for her father’...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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