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By Catherine Law -
Sweet Nell and lovely, half-French Sylvie (who looks like Vivien Leigh) are first cousins, but don’t get along terribly well. When war ...Read Review
By Andrew Swanston -
In spring 1648, scholar, bookseller and once royal cryptographer Thomas Hill is back in his bookshop in Hampshire, well content to be done with ...Read Review
By Georgette Heyer -
Published 2008Published 2013 (c1941)
The richest man in town, and an inveterate bachelor at 35, Max Ravenscar isn’t in the habit of losing his composure, but when ...Read Review
By Jack Ludlow -
It is 1097 when the First Crusade besieges the powerful city of Antioch. The Crusaders and the motley crowd of pilgrims, preachers and camp-followers ...Read Review
By Giles Kristian -
If 1642 was a bad year for the Rivers siblings, 1643 is hardly better. Sir Edmund craves to exact bloody revenge from the Rebels who ...Read Review
By Susanna Gregory -
In Restoration London, former Roundhead Thomas Chaloner is a spy with a Royalist employer who neither likes nor trusts him, a Royalist wife ...Read Review
By Kate Furnivall -
Published 2012Published 2013
Jessie Kenton traumatically “lost” her autistic little brother when she was seven. Twenty years later, when Georgie’s adopted replacement, the brilliant Egyptologist ...Read Review
By William Palmer -
It is 1792 when well-born young poet Caspar Jeavons finds himself swept up in the preparations for the new colonial utopia of Muranda, an ...Read Review
By Mary Jane Staples -
Spring 1918. Crash-landed in German-occupied France after an aerial duel with the Red Baron, wounded and desperate for escape, Captain Peter Marsh thinks his ...Read Review
By Victoria Lamb -
Lucy Morgan, an exotic beauty of African descent and the ward of a spy in Sir Francis Walsingham’s employ, is Queen Elizabeth’...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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