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By C.J. Carey -
England, April 1953. But this is a quite different country – one that succumbed to Germany in 1940 and has since been under occupation. Rose Ransom, ...Read Review
By V. B. Grey -
This story is about identical twin sisters, so alike that they could, and often did, exchange identities to fool friends and family, but ...Read Review
By Dawnie Walton -
The Final Revival of Opal and Nev is an oral history of a fictional 1970s duo, Opal Jewel and Nev Charles. All the ...Read Review
By Julian Stockwin -
This is the latest episode in the career of Captain Sir Thomas Kydd and his ship Tyger. The action takes place in the ...Read Review
By Helen Scarlett -
All the ingredients for a classic gothic novel are present – 21-year-old Harriet Cauldwell arrives at a large, isolated English north country property, Teesbank ...Read Review
By Rosie Archer -
Gosport, Hampshire, 1944. This is the fourth novel about the all-girl singing trio The Bluebird Girls, first described in a novel by that title. ...Read Review
By Lynette Rees -
1888. Jack the Ripper is at large. Like most local people, Kathryn Flynn, who lives in Whitechapel, London, has no time to think of ...Read Review
By Clara Dupont-Monod - By Ruth Diver (trans.) -
Listen to the inner voices of Richard the Lionheart and his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, resounding down the centuries, courtesy of the powerful ...Read Review
Lighter than a feather-duster and as wholesome as a Grant loaf, if it were a movie this third-in-series novel’s mild threat and ...Read Review
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
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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