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By Sten Eirik -
The seas around the West Indies in the 18th century have long held the reputation of risk and violence, riches and slavery. This ...Read Review
By Peter Hepplewhite -
Children/Young AdultMilitaryShort Stories
The Great War has always been an emotive subject, and it’s a difficult task to portray it with both frankness and delicacy ...Read Review
By Tom Williams -
James Brooke, late of the East India Company, was an adventurer in its truest sense. In 1838, he purchased a schooner and sailed to ...Read Review
By Alexander Terekhov - By Nina Chordas (trans.) - By Simon Patterson (trans.) -
On 3rd June 1943, two bodies are found in the heart of Moscow near the Stone Bridge. It looks like a teenage quarrel and ...Read Review
By Peter Sirr -
Based on fact, Black Wreath tells the story of young James Lovett, whose life stands in the way of his father (and his ...Read Review
By Jack Holroyd -
The Wars of the Roses is a period of history which is often glossed over. The lethal competition between the influential houses of ...Read Review
By J.F. Pennington -
Subtitled “The Unsolicited Confessions of J. Wilkes Booth”, this book is interesting but not involving. It weaves known facts concerning the assassination of ...Read Review
By Taylor Downing -
The Great War has always been known for its industrialised killing – it’s considered to be the first “modern” war, where technology such ...Read Review
By Alison Prince -
1473, Ludlow Castle. Twelve-year-old Lisa becomes the maid and companion to the young Prince Edward Plantagenet, son and heir of King Edward IV, which ...Read Review
By Janet Gleeson -
Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (UK)
After the death of her husband, Agnes Meadowes obtains employment as a cook. Working in London for the Blanchards, a family of once ...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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