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By Simon Nicholson -
Simon Nicholson continues his series based on the imagined youthful career of Harry Houdini, the famous escapologist. Harry, with his friends Billie (a ...Read Review
By Alex Nye -
Alex Nye continues his exploration of the chillier end of children’s fiction with this novel set in modern Glencoe. Or is it? ...Read Review
By Patricia Murphy -
Patricia Murphy, the prize-winning producer and director of BBC and Channel 4 documentaries, has here produced a lively historical novel based on solid fact. ...Read Review
By Philip Caveney -
Philip Caveney continues his time-travelling series with a well-plotted, fast-paced story that sees our hero, Tom Afflick, returning to 1882 Edinburgh to encounter the ...Read Review
By Chantal Thomas - By John Cullen (trans.) -
French historian Chantal Thomas returns to fiction in The Exchange of Princesses, a sensitive and tragic novel about two child marriages. The author’...Read Review
By Craig Smith (illus.) - By John Schumann -
This picture book tells its moving story in simple verses and beautiful water-colour illustrations. The text is composed of the words of a ...Read Review
By Nicola Pierce -
This novel tells the story of the siege of Derry in 1688, at the time of the accession of a Catholic monarch, James II, ...Read Review
By Anna Sewell -
This re-issue of a classic Victorian children’s novel tells the story of Black Beauty – a beautiful black horse whose life takes him ...Read Review
By Rick Riordan -
Rick Riordan, writing as his no-nonsense hero Percy Jackson, has pulled off a funny and informative introduction to Greek mythology. Of course, the ...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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