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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
By Ken Follett -
This engrossing book is the third novel in Ken Follett’s Kingsbridge series. The first two were worldwide best sellers and the third ...Read Review
By Mick Finlay -
This highly readable novel plunges the reader into a mystery: what has happened to the brother of the beautiful and enigmatic Frenchwoman, Miss ...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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