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By Sarah Dunant -
Sarah Dunant is obsessed with the Borgias. But it’s a good obsession. The Borgias are the family we love to hate. They’...Read Review
By Fannie Flagg -
In 1880 Lordor Nordstrom is 28 when he hears of cheap American farmland for sale. He has little chance of owning a farm in Sweden, ...Read Review
By Alan Furst -
German-occupied Paris, March 10th, 1941. The novel opens with Mathieu, head of a Resistance cell, and through his eyes we see the silent streets ...Read Review
By Jennifer L. Holm -
This story is set during the Great Depression in Key West, Florida. Beans Curry, along with his pals Pork Chop, Kermit, and Too ...Read Review
By Graham Moore -
One billion dollars. That’s the value of electric light in 1888. Or, that’s the staggering sum for which Thomas Edison is suing ...Read Review
By Catherine Banner -
An island can be a secluded place of refuge. For those who spend their lives there, islands can also turn claustrophobic and isolating. ...Read Review
By Anna Hope -
Published 2016Published 2016-09-06
It is the long hot summer of 1911, and Dr Charles Fuller works as a First Medical Officer at the Sharston Lunatic Asylum in ...Read Review
By Anna Quindlen -
The latest novel from bestselling author and stellar columnist Anna Quindlen, Miller’s Valley begins in the 1960s, when protagonist Mimi Miller is ...Read Review
By Helen Simonson -
The highly capable and well-educated Beatrice Nash arrives in the coastal village of Rye in Sussex, England, to take up her new post ...Read Review
By Jean Stein -
This is the book for anyone who needs to be reminded that money does not buy happiness. In fact, the lesson taught by ...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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