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By Tania Crosse -
Rose Maddiford, the daughter of the manager of the gunpowder mills at Cherrybrook, has no time for a husband; she devotes all her ...Read Review
By Sara Fraser -
Thomas Potts is the reluctant, despised, badly paid Parish Constable in 1826 Redditch, centre of needle manufacturing in the Midlands. He has a termagant ...Read Review
By Marilyn Todd -
Is this the 14th tale about Marilyn Todd’s wonderfully bitchy and feisty detective Claudia? No, this is the first tale about her ...Read Review
By Gillian Bradshaw -
Were there Africans in the Roman Army? The Historia Augusta describes an Ethiopian soldier presenting Emperor Septimius Severus with an omen of ...Read Review
By John Pilkington -
Can the modern genre of the detective story be transposed to cultural settings where there is no police force, no forensic science and ...Read Review
By Gloria Cook -
This is the second novel in the Meryen series following Keeping Echoes. Intrigue, lust and passion run through this story set in the ...Read Review
By Garry Douglas Kilworth -
This is the fifth book in the ‘Fancy Jack’ Crossman series, following the adventures of a British soldier through the various imperial wars ...Read Review
By Janet Woods -
Callie is one of many children born to Mary and Ebeneezer Ingram, fisher-folk who scratch a precarious and impoverished living on the north-east ...Read Review
By Jeannie Johnson -
In war-torn 1940s Bristol, England, Mary Anne’s pawnshop home is burnt down while her son and daughter are in the forces. She ...Read Review
By Margaret Pemberton -
This novel is the sequel to A Time to Remember. It is a love story set during the Second World War in Hong ...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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