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By Michael E. Wills -
Children of the Chieftain: Banished, follows the exciting adventures of a group of fearless young people whose lives have been altered by a ...Read Review
By Gerald Everett Jones -
Bonfire of the Vanderbilts is based on Julius Leblanc Stewart’s 1892 painting entitled The Baptism. This fictional interpretation of the painting’s story ...Read Review
By John Powell -
Saint George, Rusty Knight, and Monster Tamer is a series of nine self-contained historical short stories which introduces George, a hapless knight who ...Read Review
By Griselda Heppel -
Loosely based on the mythical story of Faust, The Tragickall History of Henry Fowst opens in England in 1585, and tells the story of ...Read Review
By Sara Pascoe -
The eponymous Rachet is a troubled fourteen-year-old who is tired of living in foster care and desperate to find her own way in ...Read Review
By Loretta Livingstone -
During a visit in May 2006 to the ancient Sparnstow Abbey, Marion rests in the shade of an old tree whilst her two daughters, ...Read Review
By Marion Kenyon Jones -
Set mainly in Northern Italy during the latter months of the Second World War, Pippo’s War is a wartime story which incorporates, ...Read Review
By Mark Roland Langdale -
Gulliver’s antiques emporium is filled with the grandfather clocks and ancient globes of the seventeenth century. It is the place where Gulliver ...Read Review
By Christopher Hedgethorne -
When twelve-year-old Alexander Drabb, also known as Sandy, is sent to the strange land of mud to live with his uncle George, he ...Read Review
By Amanda MacLean -
In The Flax Flower, trumpeter to the new Laird of Fyvie, handsome and charismatic Andrew Lamb, and the Miller of Tifty’s beautiful ...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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