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By Janet Paisley -
In the Isle we now know as Skye, Kerrigan, Iron Age Queen of Warriors, has met a premature death. Living in a powerful ...Read Review
By Kamila Shamsie -
Nagasaki, 9 August 1945. Hiroko Tanaka, daughter of a traitor, stands on her balcony watching the man she is to marry walk into infinity ...Read Review
By Charlotte Bingham -
1880s Massachusetts: ‘Poor’ Emmaline Nesbitt, being the eldest of four sisters, had always understood from her mother that she must marry. At the ...Read Review
By Chris Kuzneski -
Built high on the natural rock of Thessaly in Greece are a series of six monasteries, once there were more. The monks who ...Read Review
By Manil Suri -
Published 2007Published 2008
On the eve of 25 January 1955, India is to celebrate its fifth anniversary as a republic. The subcontinent is beginning to readjust after the ...Read Review
By Harry Sidebottom -
Fire in the East is part one of Dr Harry Sidebottom’s Warrior of Rome series and his first novel. He is ...Read Review
By Johanna Lindsey -
Published 2007 (US)Published 2008 (UK)
Ophelia Reid was the most beautiful and desirable debutante of her generation, and she was also the most hated woman in England. Having ...Read Review
By Tim Severin -
Tim Severin is the author of those splendid non-fiction accounts of classical voyages which have entertained us over the years. His first steps ...Read Review
By C. J. Sansom -
Palm Sunday, 1543: Henry VIII, having only recently beheaded his fifth wife, is wooing a very reluctant Catherine Parr. Sergeant Matthew Shardlake, now a ...Read Review
By Helen Dunmore -
Ancient Rome in the late Republic was an unsettled place: violence, corruption and murder were a tangible part of the brutal world empire ...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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