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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
By Christina E. Kramer (trans.) - By Goce Smilevski -
In 1938, Sigmund Freud is granted an exit visa from Vienna with certain individuals of his choice. His four elderly sisters are not included, ...Read Review
By Sarah Jio -
“Blackberry winter” is a term used by farmers to describe the cold snap in spring that’s needed to set the blooms on ...Read Review
By Lucinda Riley -
Published 2011Published 2012
Riley’s second novel uses a familiar but intriguing device in which secrets of long ago impact a love story today. Moving from ...Read Review
By Sheila Kohler -
Dawit walks the streets of 1978 Paris, his stomach aching from hunger and his mind full of thoughts of his destroyed homeland: Ethiopia. As ...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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