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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
By Angus Donald -
In this third volume of the series, Holcroft Blood, on the Williamite Campaign in Ireland in 1689-1690, is ready to unleash cannons on ...Read Review
By Heather Morris -
Cilka Klein was a real woman who endured not only Auschwitz but also the Russian gulag: two of the most brutal places of ...Read Review
By Anton Du Beke -
The sequel to One Enchanted Evening (HNR 89), Moonlight Over Mayfair explores the complicated lives of the staff and patrons of London’s luxurious ...Read Review
By Bill Swiggs -
This is a compelling story of the struggles, hardships and consequent adventures of a group of carefully put together characters who, for one ...Read Review
By Rory Clements -
Tom Wilde, American professor resident in Cambridge, UK, occasional secret agent and despiser of all things Nazi, now appears in this, the fourth ...Read Review
By David Barbaree -
The Bay of Naples, August, A.D. 79, at the Roman Imperial summer residence. The Flavians, now under Emperor Titus, have ruled Rome since ...Read Review
By Tom Harper - By Wilbur Smith -
In 1754, while Theo and Connie Courtney are living in India, a French army attacks their fort, and they experience the tragic death of ...Read Review
By Mollie Walton -
This is the debut saga from Walton, a successful transition for the author, who also pens historical fiction under her real name, Rebecca ...Read Review
By Harry Sidebottom -
An exciting standalone historical thriller, The Lost Ten is set in 3rd-century Rome and has all the attributes of a top war movie. ...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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