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By Sven Hassel -
The author, who died in 2012, was born in Denmark but served in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. In his visceral and ...Read Review
By Paul Grieve -
Upon a Wheel of Fire is a thoughtful, era-spanning, epic novel that moves from WW1 through the interwar years to WW2 in Europe ...Read Review
By Anne de Courcy -
Published 2013Published 2014
From the 19th to the mid-20th century, upper middle-class British families had a problem: there weren’t enough suitable men for their ...Read Review
By Lady Pamela Hicks -
Lady Pamela Hicks is a well-known British aristocrat with a bloodline stemming from Queen Victoria, who was her great-great-grandmother. Prince Philip (married to ...Read Review
By Andrew Pepper -
Bloody Winter has two protagonists, and each tells his story in alternating chapters. The first narrator is the series’ Detective Inspector Pyke, who ...Read Review
By Richard Mason -
Amsterdam, 1907. The protagonist of Mason’s silky bildungsroman (after Natural Elements, 2010), is determined to rise in the world. Handsome young Piet Baron plans ...Read Review
By Sarita Mandanna -
This story follows the life of Devi, who was born in Coorg in southern India in 1878, the first girl to be born into ...Read Review
By Boris Akunin -
Philologist, critic, essayist and translator from the Japanese Grigory Chkhartishvili adopts the pen name of Boris Akunin for this anticipated mystery trilogy, the ...Read Review
By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Philippe Claudel -
“Bastards, saints – can’t say I’ve ever seen one or the other. Souls are never black or white; they’re all gray ...Read Review
By Sherwin B. Nuland -
Published 2001Published 2005
In a few short pages, Sherwin Nuland skillfully outlines the life of Leonardo da Vinci, a man whose life is often referred to ...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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