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By Elizabeth Chadwick -
1219, England. William Marshal, England’s greatest knight, is on his deathbed. He has sent a trusted servant to fetch the precious Templar silks ...Read Review
By Rosie Hendry -
This is the second in the series, continuing the adventures of the three young women— Bella, Frankie and Winnie—who are part of ...Read Review
By Jessica Fellowes -
England, 1920. Louisa Cannon, 19, must leave London to escape her abusive uncle. When the Mitfords, a wealthy Oxfordshire family, hire Louisa as nursemaid, it ...Read Review
By Emma Fraser -
Living in Glasgow in the late 1920s, Margaret Bannatyne, the only surviving child, is limited in the opportunities available for her to follow ...Read Review
By Rosie Hendry -
East End Angels, the first in a series, is a flawless combination of the lives of three young women working for the London ...Read Review
By Claire Evans -
The story, set in London in 1881, begins in dramatic fashion with the brazen murder of Phoebe Stanbury. A naked stranger covered in mud ...Read Review
By Susanna Gregory -
1360, Cambridge. Michaelhouse is facing bankruptcy when word comes that the wealthy Lady of Clare has died and a hinted-at legacy could save the ...Read Review
By Emily Holleman -
Book two of Holleman’s Fall of Egypt series (after Cleopatra’s Shadows) is told from the points of view of Cleopatra’s ...Read Review
London, 1665. Plague is raging in the overcrowded city. Only the poor, or those struggling to keep the city’s infrastructure functional until the ...Read Review
By Barbara Fox -
It is difficult to classify this book. The best description is probably ‘fictionalised biography’ illustrated with actual photographs. It is a book to ...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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