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By Michael Burr -
This is the story of Harald Hardraada, half-brother to the King of Norway, who leads his Viking mercenaries on a brutal raid on ...Read Review
By Vincent Cronin -
This novel is written in the form of a memoir by Mela, the younger brother of Lucius Seneca, who is invited by Agrippina, ...Read Review
By Alan Bradley -
Flavia de Luce is eleven years old, bold, precocious and great fun. In 1950 in the village of Bishop’s Lacey, Flavia lives in ...Read Review
By Mario Puzo -
This debut novel by Mario Puzo is a revenge-based thriller set in 1955. It tells the story of Michael Rosen, a man blessed with ...Read Review
By Kenneth Cameron -
In 1881 Russian Jews were placed in the Pale of Settlements, Pilzna, during the pogroms. Thirteen children in hiding were betrayed and burned to ...Read Review
By Trevor Bloom -
This novel, set in 476 AD, depicts the fighting for control between the warring Germanic Saxons and Franks as they journey through Europe to ...Read Review
By Lilian Harry -
This is the fourth of Lilian Harry’s Burracombe novels. It opens in the spring of 1953 with an accident befalling elderly Constance Bellamy, ...Read Review
By Nick Blackstock -
In 1928 a train crash and fire in Gloucestershire killed twenty people. Among the dead are two beautifully dressed children, a boy about ...Read Review
By Helen Fry -
In a twist of fate, German Jew Willy Hirschfield’s father transferred his family to Bonn from Graudenz fearing the worst if ...Read Review
Sigmund Freud has been extensively written about, but Helen Fry’s book concerns his life as a father to Martin, and his son, ...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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