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By Carola Dunn -
A Colourful Death is the second book in the trilogy of Cornish mysteries written by established author Carola Dunn and recently published in ...Read Review
Manna from Hades is the first of three Cornish mystery novels published in the UK in 2013 from the pen of Carola Dunn, author ...Read Review
By Simon Read -
The 1963 film The Great Escape ends as the majority of the re-captured World War II prisoners from Stalag Luft are shot in cold ...Read Review
By Alicia Foster -
During World War II a War Advisory Artists Committee (WAAC) was put in place to ensure the survival of British art; it was ...Read Review
By Karen Maitland -
In 16th-century Iceland, a menacing stranger possesses the soul of a woman, chained with her twin sister in a deep cave. His malign ...Read Review
By Alison Weir -
Being born with royal blood running through the veins can be a most significant disadvantage. Alison Weir, getting into stride as a historical ...Read Review
By Harry Sidebottom -
In 262 AD, the mighty city of Ephesus lies in ruins after a devastating earthquake, and mob rule has taken over. The barbaric Goths, ...Read Review
By Neil Hanson -
The stories of escapes from POW camps in the Second World War are familiar, but how many know of the First Great Escape ...Read Review
By Lucinda Riley -
Julia Forrester, a concert pianist, has high cheekbones, almond eyes and a dark exotic beauty. Slowly recovering from a family tragedy and seeking ...Read Review
By Richard Zimler -
The Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Warsaw 1940, a world of almost half a million living dead, is the setting for Richard Zimler’s latest ...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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