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By Laura Purcell -
This Victorian gothic tale, about two very different women whose lives intertwine, narrates the story of seamstress, Ruth, imprisoned for horrific murders, and ...Read Review
By Andrew Marshall - By Rob Grant -
Great Britain in 1952, although few have noticed that it has been the same year for 65 years. People like the reassuring familiarity of class ...Read Review
By Luke Waterson -
Wales, 1176. The great lord of a newly-built castle is throwing a party, a contest of song, poetry and music, which he opens to ...Read Review
By Frances Hardinge -
Published 2017Published 2018Published c2015
1860s England, and Faith is the teenage daughter of an unsatisfactory marriage between a clergyman-naturalist father she adores and a vain, silly mother ...Read Review
By Frances Hardinge -
Published 2016Published 2018Published c2014
When Triss wakes up after an accident, she realises that something is very wrong, although she does not know what as she remembers ...Read Review
By Janina Ramirez -
In the Viking town of Kilsgard, young investigator and shield maiden, Alva, along with her sniffer wolf, Fen, follow a series of clues ...Read Review
By John Matthews -
This novel opens with the Enchanter, Merlin, arriving in Avalon, carrying a baby, Arthur. Here he encounters the mysterious Nine women who guard ...Read Review
By Jane Menczer -
London, 1905. Margaret Trant, a young secretary for an import-export company, sees no future for herself when her boss, the sleazy Mr Plimpson, informs ...Read Review
By Patricia Murphy -
The latest in the “Hands On History” series, published by the excellent Poolbeg Press, Ava’s Diary moves between the present day, with ...Read Review
By Robert Irwin -
Published 2016Published 2017
Acclaimed by A. S. Byatt as one of the UK’s greatest living novelists, Robert Irwin has produced his first novel in seventeen ...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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