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By Alex Grecian -
The third in the Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad series finds Inspector Walter Day investigating an implausible prison escape: a train has been ...Read Review
By Mary-Rose MacColl -
Readers are spoiled for choice with new historical novels set during WWI. Most offer similar themes: navigating the era’s shifting social patterns, ...Read Review
By Erika Robuck -
This novel, set in the 1930s in upstate New York, tells the story of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Laura Kelly, ...Read Review
By Nick Lloyd -
Published 2013Published 2014
Hundred Days tells the story of the last four months of combat on the western front. It concentrates on the fighting in France ...Read Review
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
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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