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By Peter James Cottrell -
Dublin, September 1914. Nineteen-year-old Kevin Flynn hates his job, which he finds dull and boring. Along with a group of his friends, and desperate ...Read Review
By Roberta Grieve -
Cecelia is a young woman in wartime England who lives on a farm and works in an office in the nearby town. Her ...Read Review
By Dominic Luke -
Although very different, this book is obviously inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, with an abandoned heroine of eight becoming ...Read Review
By Hilary Green -
Operation Kingfisher was an escape line organised by the French Resistance in WW2 to smuggle downed Allied airmen to Spain via the French ...Read Review
By Jeanne Whitmee -
With a bright, noisy start on Liverpool Street station in London at the start of WW2, we see the bustling crowds as Judy ...Read Review
By E. V. Thompson -
Published (c1991)Published 2013
I have always enjoyed E.V.Thompson’s books, and this one did not disappoint. The story starts in 1817 just as the Scottish ...Read Review
By Jenny Mandeville -
I was rather surprised to find myself enjoying this novel, as it is written in the first-person present tense, with multiple viewpoints – three ...Read Review
By Martyn Beardsley -
This is the first adult novel by Martyn Beardsley, a prolific children’s author. Set in the Victorian world of the recently formed ...Read Review
By David Whitehead - By Steve Hayes -
Sherlock Holmes has fallen into depression and is abusing his cocaine habit. When Dr Watson insists that Holmes take a holiday, arrangements are ...Read Review
By Theresa Murphy -
Joby Lancer is the only survivor from the terrible shipwreck which claims the lives of over 400 men, women and children, but what or ...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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