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By Linzi Glass -
Handsome boy meets beautiful girl. They discover they are soul mates. Their parents forbid them to see one another. Just like any other ...Read Review
By Nicola Morgan -
Published 2006 (UK)Published 2007 (US)
Inspired by the famous poem by Alfred Noyes, ‘The Highwayman’, this novel is about a young upper-class boy, William de Lacey, who runs ...Read Review
By Michael Cronin -
This is the third book in Cronin’s trilogy charting the struggle of two young boys, Frank and Les, against the Nazis. Cronin ...Read Review
By Jim Eldridge -
‘I have decided to join the Royal Flying Corps. I’m going to learn to fly, and fight the Hun that way’. When ...Read Review
By Marcus Sedgwick -
The Foreshadowing tells the story of seventeen-year-old Sasha Fox in England. It is 1915 and men from all over the country are being sent ...Read Review
By Jim Eldridge -
It is October 1942 and 13-year-old Paul Lelaud is hiding in a bush with his friend, Antoine, by the railway station. They are ...Read Review
By K.M. Peyton -
In this, the second of K.M. Peyton’s Flambards series, Will and Christina have eloped together, and arrive on Christina’s aunt’...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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