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By Natalie Bakopoulos -
On April 21, 1967, a right-wing gang of colonels overthrew Greece’s elected government and installed a military dictatorship. On that April day forty-five years ...Read Review
By Taylor M. Polites -
“I know that Eli is dying.” The opening line of this debut novel by Taylor M. Polites is intriguing, and the initial thought ...Read Review
By Edna Buchanan -
In 1911 John Ashley, a young man from rural Florida, was accused of robbing and murdering a Seminole. In this true-life story, Ashley escapes ...Read Review
By Adriana Trigiani -
This sprawling history begins in the Italian Alps in the early 20th century. It takes a while for teenaged Ciro and Enza to ...Read Review
By Gyles Brandreth -
Published 2011Published 2012
If the first four novels of Gyles Brandreth’s series of Victorian murder mysteries had never existed to whet our appetites for another ...Read Review
By Alice Hoffman -
A new book by Alice Hoffman is always cause to sit up and take note, and The Dovekeepers does not disappoint. Five women ...Read Review
By Dorothy Hearst -
In this second volume of the Wolf Chronicles series, young wolf Kaala deals with the fallout arising from her heretical belief that wolves ...Read Review
By Tom Rob Smith -
Published 2011Published 2012
This sprawling novel begins with Moscow in 1950 with the chilling observation, “The safest way to write a diary was to imagine Stalin reading ...Read Review
By David Baldwin - By Michael Jones - By Philippa Gregory -
This collection of essays is a gift to those who love historical fiction. It not only functions as a history book for readers ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
Philippa Gregory’s third entry in her Cousins’ War series features an unusual character: Jacquetta Woodville, mother of Elizabeth, who in turn gave ...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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