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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
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
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
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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