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By A.L. Berridge -
France, 1640. Following directly on from the excellent Honour and the Sword, Andre de Roland travels to Paris to stay with his grandmother to ...Read Review
By Helen Dunmore -
Lime trees are depicted in Helen Dunmore’s novels The Siege and The Betrayal, both set in 20th-century Leningrad. Both were listed for ...Read Review
By Sheila Kohler -
After her lawyer advises Bill to write her will, the beautiful, wealthy widow sets out to examine her life and the people around ...Read Review
By Lucinda Riley -
Julia Forrester, a concert pianist, has high cheekbones, almond eyes and a dark exotic beauty. Slowly recovering from a family tragedy and seeking ...Read Review
By Jane Johnson -
In The Salt Road, Jane Johnson creates twin narratives about women from very different cultures who both take the eponymous Salt Road, the ...Read Review
By Martin Davidson -
Throughout his childhood, television producer Martin Davidson thought his grandfather was simply a retired German dentist, a dominant and sometimes domineering personality. But ...Read Review
By Stewart Binns -
Prince John Comnenus seeks out the Old Man of the Mountains in the western Peloponnese, determined to acquire the wisdom he will need ...Read Review
By Eve Edwards -
When Lady Jane Rievaulx is widowed at the age of 18, she becomes a Lady of the Privy Chamber at the court of Queen ...Read Review
By Melissa Jensen -
Seventeen-year-old Cat Vernon is stuck in London all summer with her mother, who is doing research on an obscure writer from the early 19...Read Review
By Rebecca Hunt -
Esther Hammerhans, a young librarian with the House of Commons, is disturbed when she finds a prospective new lodger at her front door. ...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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