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By Susan Wittig Albert -
In May 1942, Kay Summersby, the senior woman driver, parked her olive-drab Packard in front of the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square to wait ...Read Review
By Collins Hemingway -
At the age of 26, Jane meets Ashton Dennis at a ball in Bath. The following day Jane walks with her sister, Cassandra, through ...Read Review
By Monte Renfro -
In March 1914, five months before the start of WW1, Lily Turner arrives for work as a personal secretary at the Murphys’ hotel suite ...Read Review
By Elizabeth St. John -
“Silver drizzle veiled the stone walls rising from the stagnant water. To the North the White Tower glistened but bade no welcome, for ...Read Review
By Amna K. Boheim -
In 2004 Max Albrecht learns that his mother has died at the family home in Vienna. For nearly seventy years they have not spoken. ...Read Review
By Fred Smith -
Robert Williams, County Bailiff, travelled countless miles each year collecting unpaid taxes. Failing to comply with the law from those in debt left ...Read Review
By Kathryn Gauci -
A late-night call from Athens pulls a young woman from 1970s London to the bedside of a dying aunt, the last link to ...Read Review
By Steven Kay -
Published 2013Published 2014-01-15
Rabbi Howell is twenty-eight. Born in a tent on the edge of Sheffield to Romani parents, he escaped the mines and became a ...Read Review
By Teresa Raftery -
Published 2013Published 2013-09-28
The Great War is over, but nothing at Ardleagh Hall will ever be the same. Instead of coming home for Easter, Austen, eldest ...Read Review
By Malcolm Sutherland -
Thomas Sutherland was born in Scotland and had an austere childhood. Even his mother did not remember the date of his birthday. Thomas ...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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