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By Louise Hare -
In this historical murder mystery, Louise Hare takes readers aboard the Queen Mary in 1936. She weaves in themes of racism, class division, and ...Read Review
By Derek B. Miller -
As the Second World War looms, a young Jewish boy in the United States, Sheldon Horowitz, loses both his parents, one after the ...Read Review
By Nigel Farndale -
This novel takes as its theme the build up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, centering on the stories of three British young people caught ...Read Review
By Pat Barker -
In this immersive read, Pat Barker takes up the threads of her previous book, The Silence of the Girls, continuing the story after ...Read Review
By Meg Keneally -
A boatman is murdered on a remote island off Van Diemen’s Land, in convict-era Australia. The authorities seek to convict a well-known ...Read Review
By Robert J. Harris -
This is the second in a series of books by Robert J Harris which pay homage to the classic adventure stories of John ...Read Review
By Sylvia Broady -
Published 2018Published 2019
Set in Hull, East Yorkshire, in 1930, Broady tells the story of Alice Goddard, a woman fleeing domestic violence at the hands of her ...Read Review
By Sylvia Broady -
This novel is a curl-up-on-the-sofa read for lovers of historical romance. In war-time Britain, sixteen-year old Frances is forced into an intimate one-night ...Read Review
By Arnaldur Indridason - By Victoria Cribb (trans.) -
This is the sequel to last year’s The Shadow District, with both books set in Reykjavík, Iceland, during the Second World ...Read Review
By Dilly Court -
The River Maid series is a new departure for the historical romance writer, Dilly Court. In this first book in the series, set ...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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