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By Gill Vickery -
This is a complex and ambitious book for young adults, utilising multiple narrative strands and a wide cast of characters. Nico, a rebel ...Read Review
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
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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