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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Sean Thomas Russell -
Published 2007Published 2008
It is 1793, and the French revolutionary wars are just getting underway. France and England battle for control of the seas. Embroiled in this ...Read Review
By Clive Cussler -
In 1950, Montana’s Flathead Lake gives up a dark secret: the remains of a steam locomotive (plus boxcar) and its dead, lost since ...Read Review
By Bryce Courtenay -
This is the story of three people thrown together through circumstances beyond their control and the friendships that develop through the years of ...Read Review
By John Boyne -
This novel is set in 1936 at a time when the nation was shaken by the scandal of Edward VIII’s affair with Mrs. ...Read Review
By Ruth Downie -
Britannia, 117 AD. Having just joined the hospital staff at the Roman legionary fortress of Deva (Chester), world-weary surgeon Gaius Petreius Ruso examines the ...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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