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By T.C. Boyle -
Published 2008 (US)Published 2009 (UK)
The visionary, egocentric subject of this book, architect/designer Frank Lloyd Wright, changed the course of history. Whatever his faults, foibles, or eccentricities, ...Read Review
By Janice Y.K. Lee -
Claire and Martin Pendleton arrive in Hong Kong: Martin to work in “water,” and Claire to teach piano to Locket, daughter of wealthy ...Read Review
By C. J. Sansom -
Published 2006 (UK)Published 2007 (US)
To overawe the rebellious north, Henry VIII makes a grand Progress to York. Travelling ahead are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant, Jack ...Read Review
By Nathaniel Philbrick -
In this revisionist, popular history, Philbrick takes on Plymouth, the Pilgrims, and King Philip’s War. Unlike the harshness of life at Jamestown, ...Read Review
By Leo Tolstoy (trans. Anthony Briggs) -
Arguably the greatest literary masterpiece, War and Peace is an amazing blend of philosophy, history, spirituality and love told through two families, the ...Read Review
By William Brodrick -
Strictly speaking, this is not an historical novel since most of the action takes place in the mid-1990s. However, the events of ...Read Review
By C. J. Sansom -
Published 2003Published 2003 (US)
This gripping mystery is set in Tudor England during the winter of 1557, just after a rebellion against the still-new Church of England has ...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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