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By Michael Palin (author) -
In 1826, HMS Erebus, a ‘bomb’ vessel strong enough to carry heavy mortars, was built of oak and reinforced with iron. In 1839, having demonstrated ...Read Review
By Katie Flynn -
1939, and 15-year-old Rosie O’Leary and her irascible mother, Maggie, work on a horse-drawn barge on the Leeds and Liverpool canal. It’s ...Read Review
By Linda Newbery -
When fourteen-year-old Grace Russell reluctantly comes to Flambards, where her great-great-grandparents once lived, she’s still in shock from the accident which left ...Read Review
By Ruth Ahmedzi Kemp (trans.) - By Yulia Yakovleva -
Leningrad, 1938. Stalin’s Great Terror has engulfed Russia. In this frightening world, Stalin and his henchmen have absolute power. Like Orwell’s Newspeak, ...Read Review
By Eithne Massey -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Tomi is a thoughtful re-telling of Tomi Reichental’s real-life story of how he survived the horrors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, to ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
London, 1817. This is the fourth in Edward Marston’s The Bow Street Rivals series. The private detectives, twins Peter and Paul Skillen, are ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Wilson -
Late Victorian London. 13-year-old Rose Rivers lives in a large house with her artist father, her self-centred mother, and her six siblings. Her ...Read Review
By Jane MacKenzie -
June 1941, Alexandria. World War II is dragging on, and the British and their allies seem to be incapable of stopping Rommel’s advance. ...Read Review
By Emma Carroll -
London 1922. After World War I, the country is nearly bankrupt, and the Kaye family are struggling; Lil’s grandad, who is passionate about ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
1219, England. William Marshal, England’s greatest knight, is on his deathbed. He has sent a trusted servant to fetch the precious Templar silks ...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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