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By Philippa Gregory -
The title of Gregory’s latest novel is intriguing, given that its plot revolves around a great irony of history: Elizabeth I’s ...Read Review
By Nick Bertozzi (adaptor and illus.) - By Pearl S. Buck -
The life of Wang Lung, as told by Pearl S. Buck in her Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel of 1931, continues to stir up controversy, ...Read Review
By Clare Harvey -
It is World War II, and the struggle continues across Europe. Edie has suffered along with countless others in the Blitz; however, her ...Read Review
By Lucy Ribchester -
Published 2016Published 2017
During WWII, Honey Deschamps diligently works at an office in Bletchley Circle, transcribing decrypted signals from the German army. The work can be ...Read Review
By Jane Thynne -
Summer 1940. As war tightens its grip on Berlin, Anglo-German actress Clara Vine has severed her ties with the British intelligence service and is ...Read Review
By Adriana Trigiani -
Fans of Adriana Trigiani have a new reason to rejoice with the publication of her latest gem, Kiss Carlo. Trigiani is adroit at ...Read Review
By Sophia Tobin -
Sophia Tobin’s third novel is a gothic thriller with shades of Jane Eyre, Jamaica Inn and Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith. Annaleigh has accepted ...Read Review
By Kate Furnivall -
A frightening encounter with the street children of bomb-damaged Naples in 1945 brings Caterina Lombardi in contact with the aloof Major Jake Parr, an ...Read Review
By Carol Rivers -
A saga set in the 1950s, this tells the story of Ruby, an attractive but naive young girl from an East End family ...Read Review
By Robert Ryan -
It is 1917, and the ageing Sherlock Holmes has retired to the countryside, while Dr Watson, back from the war, is attending to the ...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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