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By Megan Campisi -
An act of petty thievery changes the course of May Owens’ life in this richly imagined tale set in the late 16th century. ...Read Review
By Jane Healey -
When Hetty Cartwright is put in charge of the mammal collection of a natural history museum which is being evacuated to Lockwood Manor ...Read Review
By Janice Hadlow -
Based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this is the story of Mary Bennet, the plain and quiet middle sister who likes ...Read Review
By Mary Paulson-Ellis -
In 2016, down-on-his-luck heir hunter Solomon Farthing knows his only route out of debt is to track down the closest living relative of Thomas ...Read Review
By Laura Shepherd-Robinson -
June 1781. Captain Harry Corsham is a veteran of the American War. He looks set to pursue a promising political career, and he dotes ...Read Review
By C. J. Sansom -
Published 2018Published 2019
Fans of Sansom’s celebrated Tudor mysteries know that he offers far more than the standard murder mystery. His novels surround the formulaic ...Read Review
By Ann Weisgarber -
Ann Weisgarber excels at the slowly unfurling tale, where the characters’ waiting and indecision build tension as deftly as any action sequence. The ...Read Review
By Matthew Turner -
In Sweden, Matthew Turner reveals a different side of the Vietnam War, specifically the fate of deserters in Japan. In 1968, the Vietnam War ...Read Review
By Kate Morton -
It is difficult to categorise the new novel by Kate Morton, author of The House at Riverton and The Distant Hours. There is ...Read Review
By Kate Mosse -
Published 2018Published 2019
In Carcassonne in 1562, bookseller’s daughter Minou Joubert is baffled and unnerved when she finds an anonymous note addressed to her pushed under ...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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