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By William Ryan -
In late 1944, veteran of the Eastern Front Paul Brandt is invalided home, maimed and disfigured almost beyond recognition. When he discovers that an ...Read Review
By Merryn Allingham -
When Canadian infantry officer Jos Kerrigan stumbles on a lost garden on the Summerhayes estate, where he is billeted, he feels a strange ...Read Review
By Tim Severin -
Navigator Hector Lynch is keen to give up a life of piracy and settle down with his pregnant wife, Maria, in the fabled ...Read Review
By Jane Thynne -
Summer 1940. As war tightens its grip on Berlin, Anglo-German actress Clara Vine has severed her ties with the British intelligence service and is ...Read Review
By Judith Landry (trans.) - By Margherita Giacobino -
This is the story of a matriarchal Italian family (or arguably two such families that merge into one), from the late 19th century ...Read Review
It is May 1914, and self-made man Joshua Summer’s plan to create a magnificent Italian garden at his Sussex home Summerhayes is nearing ...Read Review
By Karen Kao -
When Song Anyi is orphaned, she decides not to wait for her uncle to fetch her and sets out on the long journey ...Read Review
By Kate Furnivall -
A frightening encounter with the street children of bomb-damaged Naples in 1945 brings Caterina Lombardi in contact with the aloof Major Jake Parr, an ...Read Review
By Belinda Alexandra -
Published 2016Published c2004
When 14-year-old Simone Fleurier is sent away from her family’s lavender farm in Provence to work for her miserable great-aunt in Marseilles, ...Read Review
By Marie Laval -
1815. Six years after her husband’s presumed death, half-French Marie-Ange is living in straitened circumstances in Devon. Possible financial succour arrives when the ...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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