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By Leïla Slimani - By Sam Taylor (trans.) -
When Mathilde follows her Moroccan husband Amine from Alsace to his homeland, she is in for a huge culture shock. The soldier she ...Read Review
By Laura Purcell -
Set in the city of Bath in the 19th century, The Shape of Darkness is a wonderfully tangled Gothic tale. It features Agnes, ...Read Review
By Kathleen Rooney -
Cher Ami, a champion racing pigeon—and heroic World War I veteran—has the first say in this novel. She’s speaking decades ...Read Review
By Rennie Airth -
The Decent Inn of Death is the sixth in Airth’s John Madden series and focuses on Madden’s former boss, retired Chief ...Read Review
By Jane Yolen -
To avoid stuttering, Chaim Abromowitz rarely speaks more than five words at a time, and those only twice a day. As young children ...Read Review
By Kathrine Beck -
In 1920, The Atlantic Monthly published installments of the diary of one Opal Whiteley, a diary of nature purportedly written whilst Opal was a ...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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