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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Sally O’Reilly -
Sally O’Reilly has presented a colourful, enthralling, erotic, magical and mysterious debut novel based on extensive historical research. She presents a fascinating ...Read Review
By Jean Fullerton -
This sequel to Call Nurse Millie (HNR 64) opens in July 1945 as the National Health Service is introduced throughout the country. District Nurse/Midwife ...Read Review
By Neil Randall -
This short fable opens in the remote Russian village of N, which is far removed from the ravages of the Bolshevik war. In ...Read Review
By Katherine Stansfield -
This debut novel has two time frames, 1880 and 1936, and begins in Morlanow, Skommow Bay (Fowey), Cornwall, when Pearl and her husband Jack have ...Read Review
By Eric Collinson -
This vividly realistic, tightly-paced and gripping novel draws on diaries and military records to convey the story of Ted Smith. The story begins ...Read Review
By Derek Robinson -
Published 1999Published 2013
This novel vividly describes the multitude of characters and exploits of Hornet Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps and opens with them aiding ...Read Review
By Geraint Roberts -
This debut novel opens in Estonia in 1918, in the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, when the country declared independence from Russia. The ...Read Review
By Margaret Keeping -
Set in 1914 shortly after the declaration of war, this biographical novel covers the final years of journalist and poet Edward Thomas and opens ...Read Review
This novel, set in 1945, tells the story of Amelia (Millie) Sullivan, a Sister employed by St. George’s and St. Dunstan’s District ...Read Review
By Colin Roderick Fulton -
This visually evocative novel, set towards the end of the Second World War, tells of Sturmbannführer (Major) Friedrich Schonewille, an accountant working ...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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