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By Andrew Wilson -
Author Agatha Christie meets with Mr. Davison of the British Secret Intelligence Service to discuss the mysterious death of Gertrude Bell in Baghdad, ...Read Review
By Rachel Rhys -
Published 2018Published 2019
England in the dull spring of 1948. Eve Forrester is a bored suburban housewife in south London, married to the fastidious and tedious Clifford – ...Read Review
By Dominic Smith -
Set in 1890s Chicago and the South Pacific, Smith’s third novel begins when an insurance tycoon sponsors the world’s tallest skyscraper. ...Read Review
By Michael Pastourneau (trans. Jody Glodding) -
Stripes are part of our everyday lives, but depending on how or where we encounter them, they evoke certain impressions. This thought-provoking book ...Read Review
By Rebecca Reisert -
In her first novel, Reisert has created a mesmerizing re-imagining of the tale of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. As seen through the eyes of ...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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