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By Lynette Rees -
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
By Elizabeth Gill -
The second in the Deerness series, set in north-east England at the end of the 19th century. The eponymous orphan is Niall McAndrew, ...Read Review
By S.G. MacLean -
S.G. MacLean’s latest addition to the Captain Damien Seeker series sees our grumpy, reluctant hero investigate the death of a man ...Read Review
By Rosie Archer -
Hampshire 1939. World War II has started, and three young girls are about to have their worlds turned upside-down. Rainey and her mother are ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Letts -
It’s hard to imagine a more essentially American life than Maud Gage Baum’s. The wife of the author of the beloved ...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
An elegy for Bernie… Philip Kerr’s final installment of his masterly Berlin Noir mysteries takes his hero back to his beginnings as ...Read Review
By Mark Logue - By Peter Conradi -
After the success of The King’s Speech, both as a book and a film, Mark Logue (grandson of the speech therapist Lionel ...Read Review
By Sonia Velton -
This debut novel by Sonia Velton is set in Spitalfields, London, in the late 18th century when the Huguenots had brought the silk ...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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