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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
By Russell Potter -
In the late 18th century theatrics and amusements abounded, and one famous act was Toby the learned pig, who was able to read ...Read Review
By Saul David -
This is a history of the British Army, beginning with the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685 and ending with the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. ...Read Review
By Hélène Grémillon -
A beautiful, intricate book, The Confidant is held together with delicate threads and secrets. I scarcely know how to review it without inadvertently ...Read Review
By William Kennedy -
This is the eighth novel in prolific American author William Kennedy’s Albany Cycle, which began way back in 1975 with Legs. Often compared ...Read Review
By Rachel Johnson -
A crossover novel between chick-lit and historical drama, and charting specific and interrelating events in the lives of a grandmother and granddaughter, Winter ...Read Review
By Stella Duffy -
Ah, Justinian and Theodora! Two giants of history who stood astride an empire mostly Greek that still thought of itself as “Rome.” Duffy ...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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