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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
By Merryn Allingham -
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
By Ruth Hamilton -
Scarred by his traumatic past, hitherto half-American, half-Irish headmaster Theo Quinn has steered clear of love. But when exuberant teacher Tia Bellamy bursts ...Read Review
By Amanda Hodgkinson -
The Marsh sisters, Nellie and Vivian, are inseparable until the great flood of 1913 brings a charismatic but unreliable stranger to their isolated cottage ...Read Review
By Geraldine Roberts -
In 1805, aged 16, Catherine Tylney Long became England’s richest heiress. She could have had her pick of the suitors that clustered around her, ...Read Review
By Alix Nathan -
Sarah Battle grows up amid the chaos of her father’s coffeehouse in late 18th-century London where, inspired by the French Revolution, political ...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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