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By Kiran Millwood Hargrave -
1902, Culion Island, the Philippines, once a leper colony. When twelve-year-old Ami, whose mother has leprosy, learns that a new Government ruling has decided ...Read Review
By Lucy Worsley -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
1820s. Princess Victoria is being brought up in almost total isolation in Kensington Palace. Her mother is under the thumb of Sir John ...Read Review
By Cameron McAllister -
London, 1749: dirty, rat-infested and dangerous. Everyone is terrified of the Demon Undertaker, a fiend with red eyes wearing a skull mask who supplies ...Read Review
By Mary Hoffman -
London, 1610; a dirty, dangerous yet exhilarating place and home to seventeen-year-old Ned Lambert, an actor in Shakespeare’s theatre company, the King’s ...Read Review
By Lucy Worsley -
1535. Henry VIII is on the throne. Twelve-year-old Eliza Camperdowne, only child of a noble but impoverished family, knows that she must marry well. ...Read Review
By Gillian Cross -
Published (c1992)Published 2015
1881, Pennsylvania. Fifteen-year-old Tad is mistreated and exploited by everyone, including the creepy Hannibal Jackson, a man with a nose for money. When Mr ...Read Review
By Julia Lee -
19th century, Southampton, England. Fourteen-year-old Gully Potchard is a printer’s delivery boy looking for a start in life. He lives with his ...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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