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By Alex Landragin -
Spanning one hundred and fifty years (from the Pacific in the 18th century to Paris in World War Two), seven lifetimes, and read ...Read Review
By Miriam Sved -
It is Brooklyn, 1950, and the appearance of a mysterious parcel containing mathematical workings arrives in the afternoon mail. Its contents, however, are from ...Read Review
By Shirley Barrett -
Published 2015Published 2016
Australians may be familiar with the shore whaling enterprises that operated in Twofold Bay, New South Wales, until the early 20th century. A ...Read Review
By Lucy Treloar -
Published 2015Published 2017
In the 1870s, Hester Finch lives a comfortable life in her ancestral family home near Chichester in England, but she is beset by ...Read Review
By Hannah Kent -
Agnes Magnusdottir has been found guilty of murder. As the authorities wrangle over the date and method of her execution, she is sent ...Read Review
By Richard Flanagan -
In 1828, a convicted forger is exiled to Van Dieman’s Island, i.e., Tasmania. Thus begin the fabulous adventures of William Buelou Gould. ...Read Review
By Niall Williams -
The story opens in early 19th-century Ireland. Francis Foley’s wife leaves him after he steals a telescope from their landlord. Francis flees ...Read Review
By Rodney Hall -
At the end of World War I, 17-year-old Audrey McNeil joins the rest of her small Australian town to welcome home the returning ...Read Review
By Simone Lazaroo -
The aftermath of war is examined in this love story of two individuals from two completely different worlds: a young Eurasian woman from ...Read Review
By Joan London -
Edith Clark lives in southwestern Australia with her mother and older sister, Frances. They are in possession of the dwindling farmland that the ...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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