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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Jonathan Coen Daifuku -
It is 1906 and the photographer C makes a living teaching the young ladies of Barcelona high-society to take pictures – a suitably amusing skill ...Read Review
By John Regan -
In 1518, the young king of Castile, Carlos V, decided to finance a five-ship expedition led by famous Portuguese navigator and sea-captain, Ferdinand Magellan. ...Read Review
By Ingrid Banwell -
I am not a fan of first person narratives in present tense. In my experience, few authors can deliver the richness of character ...Read Review
By P.D.R. Lindsay -
Naive and trusting, Tizzie never questions the life she leads as unpaid help in her brother’s household. Help is not quite correct – ...Read Review
By Allyson Jeleyne. -
Set in the early years of the twentieth century, A Love That Never Tires is the story of Linley Talbot-Martin and Patrick Wolford, ...Read Review
By Sian Turner -
This is a coming of age novel set in the decades just after the end of WWII, with little Carys Bowen as the ...Read Review
By Ace Atkins -
With the rash of mysteries featuring famous people as amateur detectives, I tend to sigh when I see another one, but this one ...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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