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By Sadie Jones -
Published 2009Published 2010
Cyprus 1956. The newly promoted Major Hal Treherne is sent to the garrison at Episkopi, where his wife Clara and their young twin ...Read Review
By Clare Clark -
It is 1704. There are fewer than 200 people in Louisiana, the newest French colony. Craftsmen and soldiers have sent a request for virtuous, marriageable ...Read Review
By Charlotte Mandel (trans.) - By Jonathan Littell -
This is an immense novel; both in terms of its size, for it was a physical challenge to take this on the daily ...Read Review
By Iain Pears -
The story straddles the 19th and 20th centuries, and, like the author’s An Instance of the Fingerpost, is narrated by a number ...Read Review
By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Julia Franck -
Eastern Germany at the end of the Second World War. The story starts with a young boy, Peter, being abandoned by his mother ...Read Review
By Brian Thompson -
This is the second in the Bella Wallis series: Bella is an attractive widow, who writes thrilling and highly successful tales under ...Read Review
By Benedict Gummer -
The author has written a comprehensive study of the Great Death (as it was called at the time – The Black Death was a 19...Read Review
By Sarah Waters -
There is a fundamental enigma at the heart of this excellent novel set in England in the austere and grim years after the ...Read Review
By Adam Thorpe -
One of Britain’s most critically acclaimed authors, Adam Thorpe, has written another brilliant and original novel. The device is not entirely new (...Read Review
By A.S. Byatt -
This long-awaited novel, A.S. Byatt’s first since 2001, is extraordinarily difficult to encapsulate and to do full justice within the confines of ...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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