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By Charles Frazier -
One of my favorite lines in Nightwoods is: “Luce was not much maternal.” She is young, single, and childless, but by the time ...Read Review
By Amor Towles -
As a debut novel, Rules of Civility is a tour de force. Breathtaking in its capture of 1938 New York City, both its ...Read Review
By Natasha Solomons -
All Jack Rosenblum wants is to be English. He and his wife Sadie, and one-year-old daughter, disembarked at Harwich from Nazi Germany in 1937. ...Read Review
By David Mitchell -
David Mitchell has written an historical novel which equals if not surpasses the originality of his previous prize-listed works including Cloud Atlas and ...Read Review
By Thomas Keneally -
This is a fictionalised biography of Artem Sergiev, prisoner in pre-revolutionary Russia who fled to Australia in 1911. In Thomas Keneally’s hands the ...Read Review
By Tim Gautreaux -
Sam Simoneaux arrived in France for the Great War just in time to clean up after the Germans. Not a pleasant job, and ...Read Review
By Glen David Gold -
Gold’s panoramic novel of World War I and early Hollywood opens with a mass delusion: film actor Charlie Chaplin is simultaneously spotted ...Read Review
By Jake Arnott -
Paris, 1903. A homosexual scandal has shattered a British military hero’s career. Sir Hector MacDonald is at his nadir when he encounters an ...Read Review
By Melvyn Bragg -
This is the fourth in Melvyn Bragg’s autobiographical quartet of novels about Joe Richardson, the working-class boy we first meet as a ...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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