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By Elizabeth Macneal -
Set in the 1860s, when the craze for circuses, and particularly “human wonders”, was booming, Macneal’s second novel explores this glamorous, tawdry ...Read Review
By Natalie Haynes -
‘A thousand ships’ conjures up a face familiar to the world, equally admired and derided―that of Helen of Troy. But those thousand ...Read Review
By Emma Donoghue -
This novel is set in Dublin during the Halloween of 1918. Nurse Julia Power finds herself solely in charge of a temporary ward in ...Read Review
By Eric Vuillard -
It is fair to say that in Germany, Thomas Müntzer is a hero of sorts. The 16th-century reformist has been the subject ...Read Review
By Stuart Evers -
The Blind Light is an ambitious and sprawling novel that, on the surface, explores the effects of living in the shadow of nuclear ...Read Review
By Robin Robertson -
In this McCarthyism-era tale, our protagonist is a Nova Scotian named Walker who is trying to find a place to forget the horrors ...Read Review
By Steven Price -
Sicily, after the devastation of the Second World War. We are given the history of the last years of Giuseppe Tomasi, true-life author ...Read Review
By Kiran Millwood Hargrave -
Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s debut adult novel, The Mercies, is set on a remote island in Norway in the early 17th century. Loosely ...Read Review
By Gwendolyn Womack -
For Roan West, to touch an object means to be immersed in its history. He is a New Orleans-based psychometrist whose ability to ...Read Review
By Naomi Wood -
The Hiding Game is the story of a group of students at the prestigious Bauhaus art school in interwar Germany. It focuses on ...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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