Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society’s print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 18,000 historical fiction books. Become a member to get exclusive early access to our latest reviews too!
Browse our magazines
Submit your novel for review
Our features are original articles from our print magazines (these will say where they were originally published) or original articles commissioned for this site. If you would like to contribute an article for the magazine and/or site, please contact us.
Our online member directory allows visitors to view members’ profiles, their latest website/blog posts and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads accounts. It is also where our staff first look for news and features for the site.
Our membership is worldwide, but we still like to meet up - and many members travel thousands of miles to do so. Here you can find out about our conferences and chapter meetings, and can check the important dates for our Awards and magazine.
By Caroline Lawrence -
When London schoolboy Alex is asked to travel through time to Roman London with a paycheck of one million pounds on offer and ...Read Review
By Griselda Gifford -
Griselda Gifford is a prolific writer of children’s books, and her latest is aimed at the teenage and young adult end of ...Read Review
By Christina Courtenay -
Christina Courtenay is an award-winning writer of historical romance, and Echoes of the Runes is her first book with Headline. Historian Mia Maddox ...Read Review
By Finlay - By Mick -
The third instalment of the Arrowood series from Mick Finlay will enthral fans and newcomers alike. It’s set in the sweltering summer ...Read Review
By Tim Hodkinson -
Odin’s Game is the first in a new series from Tim Hodkinson. The book opens in 916 as a young woman flees the ...Read Review
By Jessica Fellowes -
This is the third book in the author’s Mitford Murders series set during crime fiction’s golden age between the wars and, ...Read Review
By Karen Campbell -
Karen Campbell’s latest novel is a departure for the author, leaving behind contemporary Scotland for Italy in the Second World War. In ...Read Review
By Annie Clarke -
The author’s first novel is the start of a series of historical sagas set amongst the “Factory Girls” of the North East ...Read Review
By Bella Ellis -
The Vanished Bride is the first of a new series, The Brontë Mysteries, written by Bella Ellis; a new Brontë-inspired pen name ...Read Review
By Lorna Cook -
In the present day, Melissa hopes a short break on the Dorset coast with boyfriend Liam will help them reconnect while she reassesses ...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.
About our reviews and reviewers
Submit a Book for Review