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By Elizabeth Fremantle -
1543. With her second husband Lord Latymer scarcely cold in his grave, Katherine Parr is summoned back to court by the Lady Mary, Henry ...Read Review
By Karen Maitland -
In 16th-century Iceland, a menacing stranger possesses the soul of a woman, chained with her twin sister in a deep cave. His malign ...Read Review
By Sean Thomas Russell -
Published 2012Published 2013
The Terror is at its height. Charles Hayden, captain of HMS Themis, is on the point of setting sail for Le Havre to ...Read Review
By Laura Moriarty -
Louise Brooks was an iconic dancer, actress, model, and showgirl during the first half of the 20th century. Known as no ordinary follower, ...Read Review
By Alex Grecian -
London, 1889. Jack the Ripper has finished his work, but the police’s inability to apprehend him results in an openly contemptuous public. Scotland ...Read Review
By A.L. Berridge -
The book opens in Meerut, 1853. Ensign Harry Standish returns home to find that his father has committed suicide, driven to this desperate act ...Read Review
By Kate Williams -
The year is 1840, and London is in the grip of economic depression. There are riots in the streets, and a serial killer is ...Read Review
By Harry Sidebottom -
In 262 AD, the mighty city of Ephesus lies in ruins after a devastating earthquake, and mob rule has taken over. The barbaric Goths, ...Read Review
By Karen Maitland -
Elena acts as a maid for Lady Anne, but strange dreams begin to plague Elena’s sleep. In desperation, she visits the local ...Read Review
By Gabrielle Donnelly -
As much as I wanted to enjoy and enthusiastically recommend this book (being a great lover of this American classic), I’m afraid ...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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