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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
By Kaite Welsh -
1892. Sarah Gilchrist is forced by her family to move from London to live with relatives in Edinburgh to avoid a scandal. Determined to ...Read Review
By Sarah Schmidt -
Lizzie Borden’s acquittal for the murder of her father and stepmother has already generated numerous books, films and plays, even musicals. Whether ...Read Review
By Eowyn Ivey -
This novel is an epistolary novel with four principal characters: one pair, husband and wife, live in 1885, and the other pair are contemporary. ...Read Review
By Patrick Gale -
Published 2015Published 2016
Loosely based on the experiences of the author’s great-grandfather, A Place Called Winter is an evocative tale of a timid man grappling ...Read Review
By Stephanie Bishop -
Becoming a first-time mother can be difficult, especially with a fussy baby. Despite a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, in 1963 Charlotte ...Read Review
By Anna Mazzola -
This is the fictionalised biography of Sarah Gale, accused of being an accomplice to a murder in 1837 London. She is sentenced to hang, ...Read Review
By Sue Monk Kidd -
Sue Monk Kidd’s (The Secret Life of Bees) latest novel begins in early 19th- century Charleston, South Carolina, and follows the story ...Read Review
By Anton DiSclafani -
During the Great Depression, a wealthy family is shattered by a daughter’s indiscretion, and as a result she is sent away 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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