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By Judith Barrow -
A Hundred Tiny Threads is an engaging saga set between 1910 and 1924. The novel is recounted from two viewpoints, those of Winifred Duffy and ...Read Review
By David Gilman -
Scourge of Wolves is fifth in The Master of War series and, this said, it stands alone. It is a gritty novel set ...Read Review
By Katherine Clements -
The Coffin Path is a gothic historical novel, reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier and as good as Sarah Waters. It is set in ...Read Review
By Jane Johnson -
Published 2017Published 2018
In the last decade of the 15th century, a scrap of paper containing a mysterious message was hidden in a wall in the ...Read Review
By Antonia Senior -
This is a passionate, richly imagined story set during Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth in London, with scenes also in the New World and ...Read Review
By Juliet Greenwood -
Set during the Edwardian Era, The White Camellia is a beautifully written novel that moves between London and Cornwall, encompassing the suffrage movement, ...Read Review
By Angus Donald -
After the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, King John reneges on his promises and his barons rise against him. Amongst these is ...Read Review
By Lindsey Davis -
Flavia Albia is about to marry the magistrate, Manlius Faustus, in a formal wedding, and her sisters are thrilled to take on the ...Read Review
By Chris Nickson -
The Saltergate Psalter is an engaging medieval mystery and a sequel to Chris Nickson’s excellent The Crooked Spire. Set in the latter ...Read Review
By David Gilman -
Defiant unto Death continues Sir Thomas Blackstone’s story, begun in Master of War, and is set in France during the Hundred Years’ ...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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