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By Michelle Moran -
Everyone knows Madame Tussaud’s; the name conjures photo ops of smiling celebrities standing next to perfect likenesses of themselves in wax. Moran ...Read Review
By Rebecca Jenkins -
Wounded in the Peninsular War, army officer Raif Jarrett returns to England in 1811 to recuperate. From his relative the Duke of Penrith, Raif ...Read Review
By Matthew Dennison -
Livia, wife of Augustus Caesar, is one of the most vilified figures in ancient history. Writers from Tacitus to Robert Graves have portrayed ...Read Review
By David Frye (trans.) - By Elia Barceló -
In a seedy quarter of 1920s Buenos Aires, Natalia, a young innocent Spanish immigrant, is promised in marriage by her well-meaning father to ...Read Review
By Colin Cotterill -
Published 2009Published 2010
This is the latest in the series starring Dr. Siri Paiboun, the reluctant national coroner of Laos in 1978. He is also a part-time ...Read Review
By Michael White -
In 1942, Tat’yana Levchenko, codename “Assassin”, was one of the Red Army’s ace snipers, a Hero of the Soviet Union, who was ...Read Review
By Shona MacLean -
Following on from the excellent The Redemption of Alexander Seaton comes the next novel following the adventures of the teacher-hero of the first ...Read Review
By Dan Simmons -
The story begins in 1876 when General George Armstrong Custer is killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Paha Sapa, a young Sioux, “...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
Published 2009Published 2010
Interwar Berlin police officer Bernie Gunther has had his share of troubles in Philip Kerr’s March Violets, A German Requiem, One from ...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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