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By Mary Hoffman -
‘Being friendly with the king is like playing with a tame lion.’ As it turns out, Thomas More couldn’t have been more ...Read Review
By David Metzenthen -
Dreaming the Enemy starts when 19-year-old Johnny Shoebridge, an Australian country boy from a hard-working, traditional community, returns from Vietnam. A damaged soul, ...Read Review
By Kiersten White -
What if Vlad the Impaler were a girl? Set in Wallachia (Transylvania), a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire, in the years 1446 to 1451, ...Read Review
By S. D. Sykes -
The Butcher Bird, the sequel to Plague Land, is a classic who-dunnit laced with numerous and well-placed red herrings, and enough backstory competently ...Read Review
By Paul Dowswell -
Bomber is the story of 17-year-old Harry Friedland, a ball turret gunner on a B-17 bomber, the so-called Flying Fortress. Starting powerfully with ...Read Review
By Dan Scott -
Blood Justice is the 6th book in the Gladiator School series, and although it can be read on its own, the author helpfully ...Read Review
By Dan Smith -
12-year-old Karl Friedmann is proud to be a German and wants his country to win the war. He fully believes in Hitler’s ...Read Review
By John Meade Falkner -
Published 2013Published c1898
This is a first-rate adventure story, beautifully set in an 18th-century Dorset fishing community, with tales of skulduggery, smuggling, hidden treasure, greed, treachery, ...Read Review
By Eve Edwards -
Set against the backdrop of WW1 and, more specifically, shortly before and during the Battle of the Somme, this first part of a ...Read Review
By Geoffrey Trease -
Set in the Edwardian period shortly before the outbreak of WW1, the story deals with a different struggle, the fight for women’s ...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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