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By Santa Montefiore -
Heartache and romance wing their way from a palazzo in Italy to an old hotel in Devon-by-the-Sea in England – and the story unravels ...Read Review
By Kimberley Freeman -
Two passionate women tell this multigenerational story that begins in 1929 Glasgow and moves through Australia, London, and home to Glasgow again in the 21...Read Review
By Gabrielle Donnelly -
As much as I wanted to enjoy and enthusiastically recommend this book (being a great lover of this American classic), I’m afraid ...Read Review
By Jehanne Wake -
Published 2010Published 2011
Wake offers a riveting joint biography of four remarkable sisters: Marianne, Bess, Louisa and Emily Caton. These half-English, devoutly Catholic descendants of the ...Read Review
By Gyles Brandreth -
Wait! It’s not what you think. The latest installment in Gyles Brandreth’s popular Oscar Wilde series is no trendy monster mash – ...Read Review
By Anne Easter Smith -
Anne Easter Smith has written three well-researched and entertaining books featuring the children and grandchildren of Richard, Duke of York and his duchess, ...Read Review
By Priya Parmar -
Nell Gwynn has been enjoying a revival in historical fiction of late, and it is no wonder. She’s the quintessential heroine, her ...Read Review
By Kate Pullinger -
Published 2010Published 2011
Sally Naldrett is lady’s maid to Lady Duff Gordon, who suffers from terrible fits of coughing. Sally and her mistress spend the ...Read Review
By Jack Todd -
The second volume in Todd’s planned memoir-turned-fiction trilogy (after Sun Going Down), Come Again No More can also easily stand on its ...Read Review
By Anna Elliott -
This suspenseful novel is the second in a trilogy that sets the love story of Trystan and Isolde in a violent, 6th-century Britain, ...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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