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By Paul Waters -
Published 2008 (UK)Published 2009 (US)
In the late third century BC, Marcus, a 14-year-old Roman journeying to Greece with his father, is captured by pirates. His father is ...Read Review
By Janet Paisley -
Published 2007 (UK)Published 2008 (US)
Scotland, 1745. Bonnie Prince Charles lands to attempt to regain the throne and establish, once again, Scotland’s independence from the hated Union with ...Read Review
By Per Olov Enquist (trans. Tiina Nunnally) -
Set in Paris during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this quiet novel is a work of art. With every word, every ...Read Review
By Katherine Govier -
Creation is Govier’s speculation on what might have happened during a sparsely-documented period of John James Audubon’s life. It is known ...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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