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By Ruth Eastham -
his is a race-against-time mystery story in which three children have only a few days to solve a series of complex clues. It’...Read Review
By Marie-Louise Jensen -
Sophia is an intelligent, energetic girl who reads Aphra Behn’s plays, rides horses and is a crack shot. She also has a ...Read Review
By Sonya Hartnett -
In an unnamed East European country, during World War II, two young Roma brothers wander through a devastated landscape, looking for food and ...Read Review
By Marie-Louise Jensen -
Fifteen-year-old Sigrun has grown up happy in the belief that she knows all about her parents, Bjorn and Thora, and how they came ...Read Review
By Angela McAllister -
When orphan Cora’s brutal guardian dies, she imagines she will be free to do whatever she wants. Instead, she finds she is ...Read Review
By Theresa Breslin -
Set in 15th-century Spain at the height of the Inquisition, this novel skilfully weaves a complex plot of punishment, death and betrayal with ...Read Review
By Gill Harvey -
This story is one of a series set in Ancient Egypt at the time of the New Kingdom. Hopi and Isis, brother ...Read Review
By Pat Walsh -
This is a fantasy with an unusually realistic medieval setting. Will, an orphan who works as a servant at the abbey, is gifted ...Read Review
By Pauline Francis -
Set in the 1580s in England and Virginia, this is the love story of Nadie, a Native American girl from Secota, near Roanoke, ...Read Review
By Linda Press Wulf -
This novel tells the true story of Devorah and Nechama Lehrman, the only survivors of a massacre of the Jews in their Polish ...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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