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By Benjamin Black -
Published 2015Published 2016
Inspector Quirke is back in Benjamin Black’s latest, and he picks up with Quirke recuperating at his adoptive brother and sister-in-law’s ...Read Review
By Dinah Jefferies -
In 1950s Vietnam Nicole is a young “metisse” – half French, half Vietnamese. Her older sister, Sylvie, has inherited their father’s French looks, ...Read Review
By Rebecca Hunt -
This is an absorbing dual-time-period adventure novel. In 2013, a three-member crew sets out for Everland, an Antarctic island, retracing the steps of another ...Read Review
By Claire Harman -
The author of Jane Eyre, fiery? As Harman fleshes out Charlotte, her siblings, her home, her writing, the answer is a resounding “yes.” ...Read Review
By Louisa Thomas -
Drawing on letters, diaries, and other primary sources, historian Louisa Thomas has painted an in-depth picture of a woman whose place in American ...Read Review
By Jane Juska -
1785. How did Mrs. Bennet, made famous in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, become the “woman of mean understanding, little information and uncertain ...Read Review
By Amanda Hodgkinson -
The Marsh sisters, Nellie and Vivian, are inseparable until the great flood of 1913 brings a charismatic but unreliable stranger to their isolated cottage ...Read Review
By Livi Michael -
Livi Michael returns to her Wars of the Roses saga, begun in Succession (HNR 71). It is the summer of 1462. Edward, Earl of March, ...Read Review
By Dinah Jefferies -
Published 2015Published 2016Published 2016-09-13
Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a tea plantation owner and is keen to join him in Ceylon. She seems at ease with ...Read Review
By Jackie Copleton -
On August 9, 1945, Amaterasu Takahashi was late in meeting her daughter, Yuko, in Nagasaki’s Catholic cathedral; her tardiness saved her life, as the ...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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