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By Peter James Cottrell -
Disillusioned by his experiences in the First World War, Kevin Flynn returns to his home in Ireland and takes a post in the ...Read Review
By Ann Barker -
Lavinia Muir and her friend, the flirtatious Isobel Macclesfield, visit Lavinia’s godmother and her son, Lord Thurlby. He can only recall a ...Read Review
By Jane Harris -
Published 2011Published 2012
Harriet Baxter is sitting in her flat in Bloomsbury in 1933 writing her memoir of events that took place in Glasgow in 1888 at the ...Read Review
By Christina Green -
In late 19th-century Devon, vicar’s daughter Hester Redding longs to experience all the exciting challenges that the approaching new century will bring, ...Read Review
By Karen Maitland -
Elena acts as a maid for Lady Anne, but strange dreams begin to plague Elena’s sleep. In desperation, she visits the local ...Read Review
By Andrew Martin -
It is 1914, and the First World War has started. When a notice is pinned up in the railway police office in York announcing ...Read Review
After her father’s death, Theodora goes to live with her new adopted family, but she is dreading the London season. While she ...Read Review
By Jessica Stirling -
Set in rural Stirlingshire in a small gossip-ridden village between the two world wars, this book contains intriguing characters and centres around the ...Read Review
By Annie Murray -
Molly Fox has grown up in the backstreets of Birmingham at the mercy of a cruel grandfather and her drunken mother. To escape ...Read Review
By Ashleigh Bingham -
Victoria Shelford had always been her father’s favourite so when she runs away to sea and elopes with a sailor, her parents ...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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