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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
By Elizabeth Gill -
This is the second in the Deerness series, set in the industrial north-east of England. It is the turn of the century in ...Read Review
By S.G. MacLean -
In this, the third Seeker mystery, Damien Seeker is sent to Yorkshire, his native county, to prepare for the rule of the newly ...Read Review
By James Heneage -
Did you, as a child, watch scary TV from behind the sofa? This is the lasting reaction I had to this book. It’...Read Review
Set in the north-east of England in the middle of the industrialising 19th century, this is a rather grim saga of personal hardship, ...Read Review
By Snorri Kristjansson -
This novel’s cover shows an archaeologically-correct-looking longhouse. It’s a tale about Vikings, and it reads like a saga of old! The ...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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