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By Frances Wilson -
Thomas De Quincey is most famous for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and for his friendship with the Romantic poets, especially William ...Read Review
By Kerry Greenwood -
Bored with London society life in the 1920s, Phryne Fisher returns to her native Australia and finds her calling as a lady detective. ...Read Review
By Terrie Todd -
This dual-period novel set in Manitoba, Canada, focuses on two women. The novel begins in 1939 with Cornelia, a 17-year-old farm girl who has ...Read Review
By Camille Di Maio -
England, 1961. The suicide attempt of a lonely midwife is interrupted by a boy whose mother has gone into premature labor. When the midwife ...Read Review
By Rebecca Hunt -
This is an absorbing dual-time-period adventure novel. In 2013, a three-member crew sets out for Everland, an Antarctic island, retracing the steps of another ...Read Review
By Maia Chance -
Before variety hall actress Ophelia Flax has the chance to break off her hasty engagement to the hirsute Comte de Griffe, one of ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Camden -
1898. High on a cliff overlooking the Hudson River Valley, the abandoned Vandermark mansion hides family secrets. When Quentin Vandermark unexpectedly returns, he is ...Read Review
By Kate Breslin -
I was intrigued by the opening scene of Not by Sight: wealthy suffragette Grace Mabry infiltrates a masquerade ball in 1917 to hand a ...Read Review
By David Downing -
I loved the premise of this novel as well as the unusual, volatile settings of India and Ireland during WWI. Both countries were ...Read Review
By Elsa Silke (trans.) - By Irma Joubert -
Poland, 1944. Jakób Kowalski, a young Polish resistance fighter, plants a bomb intended to destroy a German troop train, but it blows up ...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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