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By Mary Hoffman (ed.) - By The History Girls -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young AdultShort Stories
The History Girls are a group of children’s historical novelists who, under Mary Hoffman’s careful editorship, have joined to write this ...Read Review
By Cate Cain -
The blurb says this is a ‘thrilling story of sorcery and mystery laced with macabre horror and historical detail’ – I couldn’t have ...Read Review
By Deborah White -
This is a time-slip novel set partly in the present and partly in 1666. It’s the sequel to Wickedness, in which teenager Claire ...Read Review
By Emma Dodd (illus.) - By K. A. Gerrard -
Ancient Rome. Young Charlie and his dog Bandit fall down a hole and find themselves in Rome during the reign of the emperor ...Read Review
In Charlie and his dog Bandit’s second time travel adventure, splendidly illustrated by Emma Dodd, Charlie finds himself in Egypt in 1906. It ...Read Review
By Kirsty Murray -
Melbourne, Australia, 1909. Thirteen-year-old Poesy Swift’s father has died and the family is on the breadline. She has two options: a job in ...Read Review
By H.M Castor -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Having read so much about Henry VIII, it was a real treat to find a book which manages to give a new perspective ...Read Review
By Teresa Flavin -
Fourteen-year-old friends Sunniva Forrest and Blaise Doran visit a private museum in Phoenix Square, London. Blaise is excited at the prospect of seeing ...Read Review
By Johnny O’Brien -
Jack Christie is a boy cornered in time-travelling conflict. His father, along with a team of top-secret scientists, has created the Taurus time ...Read Review
By Stephanie Burgis -
Published 2011Published 2012
Bath, 1803. Twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson has inherited a talent for magic from her mother. It’s dangerous stuff and, several times, Kat’s ...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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