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By MICHAEL JECKS -
1325: the reign of Edward II.England is in the grip of tyranny. Not so much from the reigning king, who though weak-willed is ...Read Review
By Jean Plaidy -
I first read Murder Most Royal as a teenager. On re-reading this spending looking reprint I found the writing still fresh and sharp, ...Read Review
Plaidy’s sixth novel in her Tudor series is a compelling reconstruction of the life of Sir Thomas More. The novel commences with ...Read Review
By Sandra Wilson -
1817: war between America and Britain has been over for two years, and patriotic Amy Van Allen has left Washington to spend Christmas at ...Read Review
Plaidy’s eighth Tudor novel vividly reconstructs the dramatic life of Margaret Tudor, from the time of her early marriage to King James ...Read Review
By Melinda Hammond -
A unmarried Miss—the frivolous Clarissa Wyckenham—does a markedly good deed in helping the dour Lord Alresford out of a vexing predicament. ...Read Review
By Shirley Smith -
Widowed Jane Grayson has decided to move from Westbury Hall, which she has rented from wealthy Sir Benjamin Westbury. Jane has decided to ...Read Review
By Georgette Heyer -
Brother and sisters, Peter, Margaret and Celia, inherit The Priory, a rambling ancient house, from their uncle. Celia and her husband Charles, along ...Read Review
By Fenella Jane Miller -
St Osyth Priory, 1811: Lady Allegra Humphrey is devastated when her father, the Earl of Witherton, shoots himself. 1812: terrible news is delivered at the ...Read Review
By Joan Smith -
Aurora’s sister, Lady Raiker, is widowed. Lady Raiker is not happy to be confined to the Dower House, whilst that thieving, no-good ...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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