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By Elizabeth Gill -
It is 1890 in Tyneside, where shipbuilding is in full swing. The mighty liners are in competition to make the transatlantic crossing in luxury, ...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
Published 2017Published 2018
This is the twelfth in Philip Kerr’s popular Bernie Gunther series. It is 1956, and Bernie is still in France working as a ...Read Review
By James Heneage -
By the late 1440s Siward Magoris, varangopoulos of Mistra and trusted officer of Emperor Constantine XI, is used to loss. His whole family ...Read Review
By Natalie Meg Evans -
The Wardrobe Mistress is mainly set in and around a small theatre, the Farren Theatre in London, after World War II. The area ...Read Review
Set amidst a background of idyllic northern countryside, themes such as love, forgiveness and hatred are being explored in Elizabeth Gill’s The ...Read Review
By Ed O’Loughlin -
Published 2016Published 2017
The enticing jacket synopsis: 1845, John Franklin’s expedition to navigate the Northwest Passage results in the disappearance of all hands and both ships. ...Read Review
By Tamara McKinley -
Late 1904, Tasmania. Christy announces to her family that she is planning a visit to her Scottish homeland on the Isle of Skye. They ...Read Review
By Craig Russell -
Glasgow in the late 1950s. Lennox is a private investigator, of Canadian birth, who works on the margins of legality amidst the crime ...Read Review
By Tracy Rees -
Tracy Rees follows last year’s wonderful historical novel Florence Grace with a more contemporary tale set in London and the lovely coastal ...Read Review
By Stef Penney -
This book has the makings of a five-star screen weepy in the vein of M. L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans. Flora ...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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