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By Arushi Raina -
This young adult novel tells the story of the planning and impetus of the 1976 Soweto Uprising in South Africa—a student-led protest on ...Read Review
By Nicola Pierce -
I have to confess that before reading this story I knew nothing of the events it re-tells—but I decided to leave things ...Read Review
By Imogen Greenberg - By Isabel Greenberg -
This is an attractive cartoon-style book about Ancient Egypt. It’s a tall narrow hardback, smooth and easy to hold, and looks as ...Read Review
By Alan Schroeder -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
This attractive picture book tells the true story of an African-American sculptor who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930...Read Review
By Theresa Breslin -
Rob and Millie’s soldier father is missing in action after the battle of the Somme, and their mother is finding it hard ...Read Review
By Tom Bradman - By Tony Bradman -
In 1915 young Londoner Alfie joins the army. He’s fifteen, full of patriotic fervour and eager to see action. Despite the rigours of ...Read Review
By Rosemary Sutcliff -
This is a well-constructed story with a pleasing sense of inevitability. It’s set in and around Hadrian’s Wall at the time ...Read Review
By Diana Hendry -
Set in the 1950s, this story is narrated mainly by 13-year-old Lizzie, who lives in a small coastal town, in a comfortable home ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Wein -
Rose Justice is an eighteen-year-old American pilot who travels to England in August 1944 and joins the Air Transport Auxiliary. Rose, a budding poet, ...Read Review
By Sarah Moore Fitzgerald -
This beautifully-written time-slip novel explores memory loss, grief and family relationships. It’s narrated in a lively 21st-century voice by Cosmo, who lives ...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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