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By Maggie O'Farrell -
This is the passionate love story of a glove-maker’s son and Agnes, a wise-woman. It is the tale of an absentee father, ...Read Review
By Sue Monk Kidd -
Kidd has taken a concept which could have been seriously strained – imagining the life of the woman who married Jesus in 1st-century Judea – ...Read Review
By Alison Pick -
It is the 1920s, and Jewish immigrants – the strangers with the same dream of the title – are trying to create and run settlements ...Read Review
By Abi Maxwell -
In The Den, two sets of sisters struggle with the aftermath of premarital sexual indiscretion. Separated by a hundred and fifty years, both ...Read Review
By Kaite Welsh -
1894, Scotland. In the gloom of an Edinburgh night, three terrified young women wait to hear their grade on a medical school examination. Women, ...Read Review
By Anna Mazzola -
Published 2018Published 2018-07-26
The real hero, or maybe villain, of this book is the island of Skye, the largest island in the Inner Hebrides off 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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