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By Jeremy Paxman -
With the anniversary of the beginning of the First World War rapidly approaching it is no surprise that further publications are coming forth ...Read Review
By Stewart Binns -
Harold of Hereford was raised by his mother Estrith, a respected nun and churchwright, to take pride in his English heritage and to ...Read Review
By Eve Edwards -
Set against the backdrop of WW1 and, more specifically, shortly before and during the Battle of the Somme, this first part of a ...Read Review
By Nell Leyshon -
Published 2012Published 2013
“the story begins in the year of eighteen hundred and thirty. the years are of the lord.” And so begins the story of ...Read Review
By Lori Baker -
The Glass Ocean is a story told in hindsight by orphaned Carlotta Dell’orro, who tells of her birth through her parents’ story. ...Read Review
By Jack Wolf -
Tristan Hart is a product of his time (the mid-18th century): conversant in Enlightenment philosophy but puzzled by the mechanics of the ...Read Review
By Amy Brill -
At the age of 24, Hannah Gardner Price is not conforming to the expectations of her Nantucket community. Women in 1845, especially Quakers, are raised ...Read Review
By Bee Ridgway -
This novel is beautifully written with a real sense of rhythm to the words which made it very easy to read. I found ...Read Review
By Mollie Moran -
At fourteen years old Mollie is told that she must find a job. Without any skills, she takes a job as a scullery ...Read Review
By Harry Sidebottom -
Published 2012Published 2013
The fifth entry in distinguished classicist and military historian Harry Sidebottom’s Warrior of Rome series sees the hero Ballista on a mission ...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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