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By Louise Brown -
This is the story of three women living in Calcutta in the 1940s – Barbara Brooks (Mam), her daughter Maisy and her ayah Pushpa. ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
I enjoy this historical crime series set in interwar Scotland. In the early books Dandy is bored with her life as the wife ...Read Review
By Kelly Evans -
Some parts of English history are strangely neglected by novelists and the general public. King Alfred and his successful struggle against the Danes ...Read Review
By Anna Mazzola -
This is the fictionalised biography of Sarah Gale, accused of being an accomplice to a murder in 1837 London. She is sentenced to hang, ...Read Review
By Lisa Hilton -
This novel, about Isabelle of Angoulême, King John’s second wife, is very well written, and Lisa Hilton has obviously done a ...Read Review
By Ann Barker -
Imperfect Pretence is Ann Barker’s eighteenth novel, and she obviously knows the period well, although I was dubious about two women dining ...Read Review
By Janet Laurence -
Set in London in 1903, this is a sequel to Deadly Inheritance, which is referred to occasionally in this novel with such phrases as ...Read Review
By Dominic Luke -
I’m not the target audience for this as I am not interested in, for instance, cricket, which according to Roderick, the Edwardian ...Read Review
By Nicola Slade -
This is the third in Slade’s Charlotte Richmond Investigates series, set in Hampshire, England, in 1858. Her previous books have been praised by ...Read Review
By Dominic Luke -
Although very different, this book is obviously inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, with an abandoned heroine of eight becoming ...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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