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By Kevin Sullivan -
This is the second novel by Kevin Sullivan about Juan Cameron, his half-Scottish, half-Spanish photographer hero. After the death of his father and ...Read Review
By Maisie Thomas -
Manchester, 1940. The story plays out around Victoria Railway Station in the centre of Manchester, where The Railway Girls have replaced the men who ...Read Review
By Rosie Archer -
Gosport, Hampshire, 1944. This is the fourth novel about the all-girl singing trio The Bluebird Girls, first described in a novel by that title. ...Read Review
By Kevin Sullivan -
The novel begins in Cuba at the end of the 19th century, during the war between America and Spain over the future of ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Morton -
This is a story of a Catholic Liverpool family in the 1950s, in particular the story of teenage girl Babby and her relationship ...Read Review
By Katherine Stansfield -
In this novel we accompany Anna Drake, who has founded a female detective agency, and her friend Shilly as they take on a ...Read Review
By Katherine Webb -
This is an absorbing but easy-to-follow story about the disappearance of a young boy in World War Two in Bath in April 1942. The ...Read Review
By Katie Flynn -
Katie Flynn was the pen name of Judy Turner, who died in January 2019. In recent years her daughter had assisted with the writing ...Read Review
By Jenny Holmes -
Written with warmth and humour, this is the second in a trilogy of books about a group of land girls who are based ...Read Review
In a well-written and gripping story, Jenny Holmes sets her tale of land girls in the winter of 1943 in a stunning Yorkshire landscape. ...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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