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By Morris Gleitzman -
Published 2009Published 2010
A trilogy told from a child’s viewpoint about the Holocaust and the Nazi domination. With Felix, a 14-year-old Polish Jewish boy, the ...Read Review
By R S Downie -
Published 2009Published 2010
A letter urging his return from Roman Britain sends doctor Ruso rushing home to southern Gaul, on extended sick leave due to an ...Read Review
By Sean Thomas Russell -
1793, and the Reign of Terror is sweeping through France. Toulon has put itself under the protection of the English Navy. Master and Commander ...Read Review
By Meg Rosoff -
Pell escapes from the poverty of her family and the poorly built home which is dominated by her self-righteous, drunken and violent father. ...Read Review
By Richard Miles -
In the 3rd and 4th centuries before Christ, Carthage was a powerful city state on the North African coast. The author begins by ...Read Review
By Andrew Roberts -
This is the paperback edition of a book first published by Allen Lane last year. It has already been described as ‘the best ...Read Review
By Sheila Kohler -
In 1846, the educated but unworldly daughter of a Yorkshire clergyman begins writing a novel. It is not her first effort but the first ...Read Review
By Harry Sidebottom -
‘Sidebottom’s prose blazes with searing scholarship,’ proclaims The Times. As an academic who tries to write historical fiction I am naturally awestruck ...Read Review
By Sarah deFord Williams -
In 1985 the two Brooks girls, 13-year-old Sadie and her little sister Zuzu, move to Salt Lake City along with their father and very ...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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