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By Miranda Malins -
The period from 1649 to 1661 was the first and only time in English history, since Aethelstan ruled a united England in the 10th century, ...Read Review
By Kayte Nunn -
Three storylines in two timelines make up this evocative tale. In 1768, Rowan, a young maid with a healing gift and the sight, joins ...Read Review
By Ben Kane -
In this sequel to Lionheart, Ben Kane again shows that he knows his new era inside out and can tell a wonderful story. ...Read Review
By Christian Cameron -
210 BCE. The Achaean League, an alliance of Greek City States originally founded for mutual protection against encircling Spartans, Macedons and Romans, is fragmenting. ...Read Review
By Ben Kane -
I know Ben Kane as a writer in the Roman era, where his fast-paced, impeccably researched books are a joy to read – especially ...Read Review
By Sam Hurcom -
Thomas Bexley is a forensic photographer (one of the first in the country) working for the Metropolitan Police. It is June 1904, and he ...Read Review
By Oscar de Muriel -
Edinburgh 1889. In the fifth in the Scotland-based series, detective inspectors Adolphus McGray and Ian Frey are summoned to investigate the mysterious deaths of ...Read Review
By Katherine Webb -
This is an absorbing but easy-to-follow story about the disappearance of a young boy in World War Two in Bath in April 1942. The ...Read Review
By JM Alvey -
After his comedy’s success in Athens, playwright Philocles and his actors are shipped off to Corinth, to bolster the wary alliance between ...Read Review
By Ben Kane -
198 BC. The wolves of Macedon and Rome are circling, and the prize is Greece. Once a league of proud and independent city-states, Greece ...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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