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By Lynne Truss -
This is a novel about the fight between good and evil, of well-meaning retired librarians and adorable demon kittens. Alec Charlesworth, ex-librarian, occasional ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
The Autumn Throne is the third and final instalment of Elizabeth Chadwick’s Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy. Eleanor – or Alienor as she would ...Read Review
By Marie Laval -
Harriet Montagu’s archaeologist father has been kidnapped in the Barbary States. Only Lucas Saintclair, a rude and uncouth local guide, and his ...Read Review
By Robert Merle - By T. Jefferson Kline (trans.) -
Published 2015Published 2016
City of Wisdom and Blood and Heretic Dawn are books two and three of Robert Merle’s Fortunes of France series, which follows ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Hoyt -
Prim and proper Eve Dinwoody doesn’t let her fears stand in the way of her role as her half-brother’s business agent. ...Read Review
By Anna Bradley -
Delia Somerset only wants her sister Lily to be happy when she agrees to attend a house party – that is until she comes ...Read Review
By Sean Michaels -
Published 2014Published 2015
Sean Michaels’ debut novel has already won Canada’s 2014 Scotiabank Giller prize and deservedly so. It is a fictionalised account of the life ...Read Review
By Alice Roberts -
This book sets out to cover a huge amount of ground, both literally and figuratively. Roberts describes a wide swathe of Celtic history, ...Read Review
By Philip Kazan -
This novel follows the early life and career of one of the Renaissance’s most gifted artists, Fra Filippo Lippi. The author admits ...Read Review
By Angus Donald -
In this 800th anniversary year of the Magna Carta, it seems only right that the latest instalment in Angus Donald’s Outlaw Chronicles ...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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