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By Margaret George -
The awesome power, political maneuverings, decadence, and general nastiness of ancient Rome are brought vividly to life in this hefty, lavishly written novel ...Read Review
By Catherine Dunne -
In 1966 Dublin, Calista is seventeen and fettered by her strict parents’ standards – standards about social class, the right cutlery to use, the people ...Read Review
By Lucinda Riley -
Published 2015Published 2016
Ally D’Aplièse is a multifaceted young woman – musician and skilled sailor – who signs on as crewmember for the difficult Cyclades Regatta. ...Read Review
By Ruth Hamilton -
Scarred by his traumatic past, hitherto half-American, half-Irish headmaster Theo Quinn has steered clear of love. But when exuberant teacher Tia Bellamy bursts ...Read Review
By Tim Severin -
In this third instalment of Tim Severin’s Saxon series set at the end of the 8th century, The Pope’s Assassin brings ...Read Review
By Geraldine Roberts -
In 1805, aged 16, Catherine Tylney Long became England’s richest heiress. She could have had her pick of the suitors that clustered around her, ...Read Review
By Joanna Courtney -
In 1055, Edyth Alfgarsdottir is the young daughter of a Saxon Earl at the court of King Edward, where she is befriended by Harold ...Read Review
By Annie Murray -
Set in Birmingham between 1930 and 1946, War Babies is the story of a young woman’s unhappy and difficult childhood during the depths of ...Read Review
By Kristin Hannah -
This is the story of the Rossignol family during WWII in Nazi-occupied France. It focuses mainly on the two Rossignol sisters. Isabelle is ...Read Review
By Jeffrey Archer -
On the maiden voyage of a transatlantic liner, Emma, the chairman of the board of Barrington’s, the owner, and her husband Harry ...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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