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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
By Oskar Jensen -
With the caption ‘A Viking tale of myth and magic’ The Stones of Winter is the first in a series of tales about ...Read Review
By Patricia Murphy -
It is 1920. Dan O’Donovan is twelve years old, a promising footballer and a messenger boy for the Irish Free State army and ...Read Review
By Edoardo Albert -
In the second of the Northumbrian Thrones series, we return once again to 7th-century Anglo-Saxon Britain and to the exiled King Oswald of ...Read Review
By David Hair -
Based in Mandore and Jodhpur in Rajasthan, The Pyre is a fantasy novel that follows two groups of young people, one in the ...Read Review
By Ben Kane -
Based on real historical events, Eagles at War tells the story of Lucius Tullus, Governor Varus and a legion of Roman soldiers, situated ...Read Review
By Ian Beck -
In 1900, on a bitterly cold night, a young boy disappears from the forest close to the small, quiet village of Litton Cheney, Dorset. ...Read Review
By Ronald Welch -
Published 2015Published c1951
In present-day Wales, Peter Staunton and his friend, Gwyn Evans, stumble across a large medieval gauntlet while lost in the mist in the ...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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