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By Rebecca Burns -
Isobel and her husband Brendan left England to make a new life in New Zealand, but after ten years of struggling they have ...Read Review
By Seamus Beirne -
It is 1941 in Ireland; Peter Coltrane and his young daughter, Brigid, are fishing in Loch Gorm when they witness the executions of two ...Read Review
By V. S. Alexander -
Closest to Briana’s heart is the wild sea and land of County Mayo, Ireland. Her father, Brian Walsh, is the land agent ...Read Review
By Jess Montgomery -
It is 1925 when we meet Lily Ross as she is cleaning out a jail cell in preparation for the new prisoner her husband ...Read Review
By Jane Marlow -
In 1854 Russia, young medical student Andrey Rozhdestvensky is struggling with hunger and in great need of clothing and shoes. The government makes medical ...Read Review
By Inês Pedrosa (trans. Andrea Rosenberg) -
Three generations of Portuguese women narrate their stories, beginning in 1935 during Salazar’s authoritarian regime. Jenny, the grandmother, writes in her journals of ...Read Review
By Helen Bryan -
This second novel in Helen Bryan’s Valley Trilogy begins in 1783 with some time overlap with the first in the series, The Valley, ...Read Review
By Anne Milano Appel (trans.) - By Luce D'eramo -
Published 2018Published c1979
Deviation is a 1979 Italian autobiographical novel now translated in English. Luce D’Eramo comes from a privileged, fascist Italian family. In 1944 at the ...Read Review
By Andrew Smith -
This novel tells the story of England’s internment of Italian civilians during WWII and weaves a love story into the plot. In 1940, ...Read Review
By Penny Vincenzi -
Penny Vincenzi has written another drama of numerous interlinked characters in her final novel, which takes place in London between 1936 and 1955. We follow ...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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