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By Jean Ellis -
Goodbye Burma is inspired by the author’s family’s experience during the Japanese invasion of British-held Burma in 1942. It focuses on several ...Read Review
By Ann Griffin -
This is the remarkable story of Renata, a Jewish woman who manages to escape Germany in 1938. It follows her journey via Italy and ...Read Review
By Robert Gammon -
Titans of the Pacific tells of the political and economic tribulations in Peru during the early 1930s. It is a novel of the ...Read Review
By Jay Prasad -
This well-researched novel covers in great detail life in Berlin from just before the Russian invasion until after the Nuremberg Trials. Our protagonist, ...Read Review
By Dianne Ascroft -
These novellas (The Shadow Ally, Acts of Sabotage, Keeping Her Pledge) introduce Ruth Corey, a young woman in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, in 1941, ...Read Review
By Mary Dingee Fillmore -
The story follows Rachel Klein, a young Jewish woman who hides during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during WW2 and also works ...Read Review
By Gabrielle Matthieu -
For me this was a surprisingly addictive read. At first I didn’t understand the relevance of a setting in the Swiss mountains ...Read Review
By Nicky Hansell -
This novel uses a quirky and original idea: a dead Nietzsche, discussing great philosophers with a travel companion. The book is written in ...Read Review
By David Dennington -
This book is a clear labour of love, impressive for its technical detail, research and knowledge of aviation history. The main character is ...Read Review
By Timothy Freriks -
This is a fascinating novel about the lesser known War of 1812 – a conflict between the young United States and Britain that played out ...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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