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By Stewart Binns -
After the death of Harold in 1066, Edgar the Atheling is proclaimed king by his Saxon supporters. When the various rebellions are ruthlessly put ...Read Review
By Francine du Plessix Gray -
Count Axel von Fersen is nineteen when he meets an effervescent girl his own age at the Paris Opera in 1774. She is masked, ...Read Review
By Katherine Howe -
When Sybil Allston lost her mother and sister when the Titanic sank, she assumed her mother’s habit of visiting a medium in ...Read Review
By Paul French -
In 1937, as the Japanese mustered to invade China, the body of an English girl, Pamela Werner, was found in the badlands of Peking (...Read Review
By Margaret George -
From the threat of the First Armada to the queen’s deathbed, this novel sweeps through the reign of Elizabeth and in particular ...Read Review
By Karin Altenberg -
In 1830, the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge sends the Reverend Neil MacKenzie to St. Kilda, the remotest of the Scottish islands, ...Read Review
By Lucinda Riley -
Published 2011Published 2012
Julia Forrester, a renowned concert pianist, returns from the south of France to a coastal village in Norfolk, and her ancestral home in ...Read Review
By Sarah Jio -
The Bungalow by Sarah Jio is another wonderful tale from the South Pacific. In 1942, 21-year-old Anne, born into an affluent Seattle family and ...Read Review
By Kate Kingsbury -
Someone is murdering the villagers of Badger’s End. The killer has taken a lock of hair from each victim and left a ...Read Review
By Monique Roffey -
Published 2010Published 2011
George and Sabine Harwood came from England to Trinidad in 1956. Young, passionately in love, they embraced the land, the people, and the political ...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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