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By Liz Trenow -
Anna Butterfield leaves her father’s Suffolk parsonage for the home of her uncle, a wealthy mercer in Spitalfields, the centre of the 18...Read Review
By David Gibbins -
If the first novel in this Total War: Rome series concerned the birth of the Roman Empire, The Sword of Attila describes its ...Read Review
By Rita Bradshaw -
The story begins in 1923. A ship has been driven onto rocks and the survivors taken to an inn. Two women are about to ...Read Review
By Pam Weaver -
Ruby Bateman works as a chambermaid in the best hotel in Worthing, Sussex, a good job during the Depression. However, the atmosphere at ...Read Review
By Pamela Hartshorne -
Published 2015Published c2013
Tess escapes her controlling husband and returns home to modern-day York with her young son, eager to stand on her own and rebuild ...Read Review
By Ray Celestin -
The Axeman opens with a threat. New Orleans in the spring of 1919 was awash in rain, jazz, and murder when the Axeman, a ...Read Review
By Lucinda Riley -
The Seven Sisters tells the tale of six young women, all adopted by an enigmatic man for mysterious reasons. When he dies suddenly, ...Read Review
By Winston Graham -
Winston Graham began writing his epic saga of the Poldark family in 1945 and finished the last of the 12 books which complete the series ...Read Review
The second part of the Poldark story continues five years later with Demelza, now married to Ross and the mother of his child, ...Read Review
By David Gibbins -
Carthago delenda est, Carthage must be destroyed. These words resound throughout this novel of Scipio Aemilianus, adopted grandson of the famous Scipio Africanus ...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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