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By Steven Neil -
The Merest Loss is a novel set in Victorian England about Harriet Howard, mistress of the Emperor Louis Napoleon III. What a cracking ...Read Review
By Robert Gammon -
Titans of the Pacific tells of the political and economic tribulations in Peru during the early 1930s. It is a novel of the ...Read Review
By Jasper Barry -
This is the second volume in the Miremont trilogy, set in Belle Époque France, which began with The Second Footman. Max Fabien is ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Gates -
Confused by the frequent changes of location, date and point of view, it took some time for me to come to grips with ...Read Review
By Caroline Newark -
Joan of Kent is a fascinating historical figure. Newark’s novel covers the early part of her life. Joan is cousin to the ...Read Review
By Lexa Dudley -
Everyone assumes childhood sweethearts Raffaella and Antonio will marry one day, but their hopes are dashed when Raffaella’s father dies and Orlando, ...Read Review
By Alison Morton - By Anna Belfrage - By Annie Whitehead - By Carol McGrath - By Eliza Redgold - By G. K. Holloway - By Helen Hollick - By Joanna Courtney - By Richard Dee -
Alternate HistoryShort Stories
This volume is a collection of short stories by nine well-known authors, all concerned with the same theme – the intriguing ‘what if?’ of ...Read Review
By D Lawrence Young -
David Young tackles the telling of events leading up to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand from two different perspectives: the assassin, Gavrilo ...Read Review
By Kay Patrick -
Right from the start the reader is gripped in this tale of political corruption, women’s rights and mysterious benefactors. Marie Montrecourt is ...Read Review
By Ann Turner -
Aubrette is raised as a maid to her Lord’s daughter, Rowena, and it turns out that they are sisters. They grow up ...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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