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By Cecily Blench -
Rangoon, Burma, in 1941, and Kate Girton works as a school inspector for the British colonial government. Kate has fled grief in England, and ...Read Review
By David Young -
Dresden, Communist East Germany, 1982. Hauptmann Karin Müller of the People’s Police and her small team are tasked with investigating the murder ...Read Review
By Rory Clements -
1942. The King’s brother, Prince George, Duke of Kent, is killed in a mysterious air crash in the north of Scotland, but was ...Read Review
By Meg Keneally -
By the mid-1800s, the authorities in both England and the rapidly developing young cities in Australia were trying to contain demonstrations and ...Read Review
By Katie Hutton -
In 1917 Ellen Quainton says goodbye to the man she is to marry. He’s off to war, never to return. Devastated by his ...Read Review
By Mara Timon -
This debut novel opens in Paris in June of 1943 when we meet Elisabeth de Mornay, an Englishwoman employed by the Special Operations Executive ...Read Review
By Harry Sidebottom -
You might suppose that a man who has earned the garlands of a Corona Civica for saving the life of a fellow Roman ...Read Review
By S. Block -
Simon Block was behind the TV drama Home Fires, and his novel Keep the Home Fires Burning (2018) was reviewed in HNR 86. These introduced ...Read Review
Fans of David Young’s Stasi novels will not be disappointed by this one, Stasi Winter – and what a winter it is. The ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Woodcraft -
Chelmsford, Essex, in the mid-1960s, is not the most “happening” of towns. Teenager Angie Smith is bored with her factory job and ...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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