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By Vicki Beeby -
This is the finale of the series following three WAAFs (the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) in the Second World War who are ...Read Review
By Rosie Meddon -
The story follows Lou Channer, a girl from North Devon during World War Two, who is astounded by her cousin’s dramatic career ...Read Review
By Lynne Francis -
This novel is about Molly, who begins her marriage to Charlie with a dark secret. The emotional turmoil she experienced haunts her throughout ...Read Review
By June Francis -
This follows the story of Grace who is promised to marry Dougie, her first cousin, in Liverpool in pre-World War Two times. Grace ...Read Review
By Juliet Greenwood -
This novel is about how society was changed forever by the First World War. Jess Morgan, an aspiring silversmith, is forced to work ...Read Review
By Barbara Mutch -
Frances McDonald navigates her career as an artist in pre-Second World War South Africa in this novel. The story begins with her as ...Read Review
By Emma Hornby -
Manchester in the 1840s: Phoebe Parsons has been cast out onto the streets with an unfair reference. The only item of value she ...Read Review
By Jeet Thayil -
This novel tells the story of Jesus Christ through the women who followed him and those who were against the man. One of ...Read Review
By Judy Batalion -
This is an impressive work of research that follows the narrative of women fighters in the Jewish resistance. The author presents her findings ...Read Review
By Damion Hunter -
This is set in the time of Emperor Domitian’s Dacian Wars. The story flits between Dacia and Rome, following the final story ...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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