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By Fiona McIntosh -
The Pearl Thief follows the story of Severine Kassel, a museum professional in the 1960s whose worlds collide when she is asked to ...Read Review
By Laura Madeleine -
This novel effortlessly spans a fifty-year time gap with a story that keeps the reader turning until the last page. Accused of murder, ...Read Review
By Beryl Matthews -
This novel tells the story of Kathy Hammond, beginning in 1941 when she and her mother flee to an air raid shelter and only ...Read Review
By Audrey Reimann -
In 1940s Scotland, Flora Macdonald meets sailor Andrew Stewart when she is on the run from a reform school, having been put there ...Read Review
By Maggie Ford -
This novel sheds light on two social classes in London in the 1920s, when everything is turned upside down by both lust and ...Read Review
By Margaret Skea -
This is an engrossing tale about the life of Katharina von Bora, the wife of Martin Luther, the controversial priest who defied the ...Read Review
By Douglas Jackson -
Hammer of Rome is the final novel of the Gaius Valerius Verrens series, legate of the Ninth legion Hispania and a Hero of ...Read Review
By Deborah Burrows -
This novel tells the tale of Celia Ashwin, an ambulance driver who has worked throughout the Blitz. Based in 1940, her past life of ...Read Review
By June Tate -
The Girl from the Docklands Café follows the story of Jessie, a headstrong Irish woman determined to make her own way in Southampton. ...Read Review
By Margaret Kaine -
I thoroughly enjoyed The Black Silk Purse. Set in Edwardian England on the brink of suffrage, the novel follows the lives of three ...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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