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By S.G. MacLean -
By the summer of 1658, it is clear that the reports of Damian Seeker’s death were greatly exaggerated… In truth, this most cunning ...Read Review
By Isabelle Grey -
London, 1963: the beautiful, enigmatic singer Delia Maxwell disappears the week she is supposed to sign her first film contract. Frank Landry, a security ...Read Review
By Lisa Wingate -
Hannie Gossett is an eighteen-year old freed slave. In 1875 she finds herself caught up in the affairs of the Gossett family, on whose ...Read Review
By Tracy Rees -
Tracy Rees’s fifth novel is set in a South Yorkshire mining community in the years 1897 to 1905. Tommy and Josie are childhood friends ...Read Review
By Rosie Archer -
1941. Three young ladies fresh from the school choir form ‘The Bluebirds’ singing group during the height of Hitler’s bombing campaign. We follow ...Read Review
By Elly Griffiths -
This crime novel unites characters from earlier books in Griffiths’ Brighton Mysteries series, but can satisfyingly be read as a standalone. It is 1963. ...Read Review
By Lynette Rees -
1867, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. This crisis-to-comfort tale concerns young Megan Hopkins, the eponymous waif, whose mother and younger siblings are split up within the ...Read Review
It is 1888, and sixteen-year-old Lottie Perkins works for Bryant & May match manufacturers in London’s East End, where she catches the eye ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Gill -
Set in the mid-1800s in the hills above Newcastle, this novel depicts two very different characters. Ruth Dixon, deserted by her mother ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
Aristocratic, amateur sleuth Dandy Gilver and her family travel to remote Applecross in the Scottish Highlands to meet Mallory, her son’s betrothed ...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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