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By Irène Némirovsky -
Irène Némirovsky was born in Kiev in 1903, the daughter of a Jewish banker. In 1918, the family fled the revolution, settling in ...Read Review
By Thomas Keneally -
This is a fictionalised biography of Artem Sergiev, prisoner in pre-revolutionary Russia who fled to Australia in 1911. In Thomas Keneally’s hands the ...Read Review
By Jonathan Tulloch -
The circumstances surrounding a masterpiece’s creation – witness Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring – is fertile ground for fiction writers. In A ...Read Review
By Jill Dawson -
The island of Tahiti holds a fascination for troubled souls. Gauguin lived there in the 1890s. So too, in the early months ...Read Review
By Gillian Slovo -
The first ninety pages and the last thirty of this profound novel are arresting, sensual, initially in 1946 Ceylon, later 1972 Sri Lanka. The book ...Read Review
By Mary Doria Russell -
(1) Mary Doria Russell takes readers from post-World War I Ohio to Egypt and back again in this roman à clef of the creation of ...Read Review
By Andromeda Romano-Lax -
Published 2007 (US)Published 2008 (UK)
Can art save us from ourselves? In her elegant debut, Ms. Romano-Lax ponders this timeless question through the ambitious tale of Feliu Delargo, ...Read Review
By Bryan Malessa -
This is a powerful story of a rarely told episode of World War II. Early in 1945, Ida and her younger son, daughter and ...Read Review
By Edgardo Cozarinsky (trans.Nick Caistor) -
In present-day Buenos Aires, the narrator, a journalism student, begins a dissertation about early 20th century Yiddish theatre. He finds the script of ...Read Review
By Max Arthur -
This book combines oral history and pictures which include stills from Mitchell and Kenyon film footage in a compilation of hundreds of excerpts ...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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