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By Harry Sidebottom -
Harry Sidebottom takes up his sword for a seventh time in his Warrior of Rome series with his new novel, The Last Hour. ...Read Review
By Benet Brandreth -
Venice. Three players, Oldcastle, Hemminges and young William Shakespeare, disguised as the English ambassador and his servants, have discovered a Papal plot against ...Read Review
By Angus Donald -
Having successfully reimagined Robin Hood in the bestselling Outlaw Chronicles, Angus Donald turns his storytelling talents to Restoration London and the internecine rivalries ...Read Review
By Rory Clements -
Nucleus, a thriller from Rory Clements, best known for his Tudor espionage novels, is set just months before the outbreak of the Second ...Read Review
By Rosie Goodwin -
Sunday Small is named for the day she was abandoned as a newborn on the steps of Nuneaton workhouse in 1870. We first meet ...Read Review
By A. J. Mackenzie -
It is an exceptionally cold winter at St Mary in the Marsh on Romney Marsh. On Christmas Eve 1796 a body is discovered encased ...Read Review
By Martha Conway -
In her fourth novel, The Underground River, Conway tells the story of May Bedloe, the ungainly cousin of actress Comfort Vertue, who ends ...Read Review
By Rory Clements -
Set in Cambridge in 1936, Corpus is Rory Clements’ first novel to depart from the Elizabethan era. At first glance it may not seem ...Read Review
By Jessica Shattuck -
Near the end of 1938, Marianne throws what will be the last party to be held in the von Lingenfels castle for a very ...Read Review
By James Jackson -
The story begins in the Azores in 1591. It then moves into the 17th century and, with the death of Elizabeth I, James VI ...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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