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By Anne Booth -
This is a brave and clever book which addresses important issues in a timely manner. Olivia is experiencing problems with school, with a ...Read Review
By Mike Dumbleton -
This beautifully-produced picture book tells its story in single sentences and subtle watercolour illustrations. The brief texts are interspersed with one line of ...Read Review
By Dan-El Padilla Peralta (intro.) - By Robert Graves -
A re-issue of Robert Graves’ retelling of the Homeric myths is always welcome, and the new introduction by Dan-El Padilla Peralta makes the ...Read Review
By Joanna Grochowicz - By Sarah Lippett (illus.) -
A first novel, and based on the true and well-known story of Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1911-12, this ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Wein -
Elizabeth Wein is a prolific writer, but this is her first book ‘set where I live’. It portrays a deep love for her ...Read Review
By Gavriel Savit -
This is the author’s first book. Anna and the Swallow Man is a dark and beautiful novel about the complexities of mankind ...Read Review
By Edith - By Philippa Pearce (original author) -
Published 1958 (original)Published 2016 (adaptation)
This beloved children’s book – one of the most re-read classics ever – is here brought up to date with a graphic novel treatment ...Read Review
By Adam Hancher -
The illustrator, Adam Hancher, has based his dramatic picture book on true-life pioneers’ tales. Set in the U.S. in the 19th century, ...Read Review
By Rebecca Stevens -
Rebecca Stevens continues the adventures of her ‘Strange Girl’, Rose, in this sequel to Valentine Joe, set between the present day and war-torn 1940...Read Review
By Lydia Syson -
Following on from Lydia Syson’s award-winning debut, A World Between Us, and her second novel, That Burning Summer, comes another story of ...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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