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By Anne Whitfield -
Orphaned Isabelle will do anything to escape her Halifax, Yorkshire workhouse, where she is harassed by Neville, the matron’s son. She enters ...Read Review
By Margaret James -
Daisy Denham is young and naïve, but that does not stop her from embarking on a career on the stage, in spite ...Read Review
By Ann Barker -
Eleanor Carruthers’ coach overturns in the snow on her way to relatives and she is forced to take shelter at the home of ...Read Review
By Joanna Erle -
Timothy Ryland stands accused by his father, Josh, and his father’s best friend, Nick Marriott, of a terrible deed. Nick’s teenage ...Read Review
By Fenella Jane Miller -
St Osyth Priory, 1811: Lady Allegra Humphrey is devastated when her father, the Earl of Witherton, shoots himself. 1812: terrible news is delivered at the ...Read Review
By Maureen Peters -
When two assistant curators die unexpectedly of gastric influenza, Tansy Clark’s retired policeman father asks her to investigate, and she quickly becomes ...Read Review
By Joan Smith -
Aurora’s sister, Lady Raiker, is widowed. Lady Raiker is not happy to be confined to the Dower House, whilst that thieving, no-good ...Read Review
By Amanda Grange -
Helena Carlisle arrives at Stormcrow Castle in search of her aunt who is housekeeper there. However, Helena’s aunt is absent in mysterious ...Read Review
By Joan Smith -
When gently born Mab and Andrew Anderson’s father dies leaving them penniless, brother and sister are forced to sell the family home. ...Read Review
By Sandra Heath -
Helen Fairmead first meets Lord Drummond in slightly risqué circumstances and finds it impossible to confess her true identity to him. Soon afterwards ...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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