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By Lucy Strange (author) -
Lucy Strange’s second book takes place on the Kent coast during the first months of the Second World War. Petra and her ...Read Review
By Minette Walters -
The sequel to Minette Walters’ thrilling and suspenseful The Last Hours proves a wonderful conclusion to her enthralling tale of a Dorset village ...Read Review
By Kathleen McGurl -
Kathleen McGurl is fast establishing herself as a master of the multi-period novel in which a mystery from the past has implications for ...Read Review
By Jon Walter -
Clara and Nancy have managed to escape their violent and abusive father, but not before Nancy has faced an unwanted pregnancy, a painful ...Read Review
By Emily Hauser -
The final novel in the Golden Apple trilogy from Emily Hauser is a triumphant finale. This story continues to draw from the many ...Read Review
By Alex Reeve -
An intriguing debut: The House on Half Moon Street is a Victorian murder mystery which features Leo Stanhope, a young coroner’s assistant ...Read Review
By Theodore Brun -
The second instalment of Theodore Brun’s Wanderer Chronicles returns readers to 8th-century Scandinavia with our troubled hero, Erlan, and his loyal servant, ...Read Review
By Sally Nicholls -
Sally Nicholls’ latest young adult novel is a detailed and vivid account of three young women in Edwardian England, connected by their interest ...Read Review
By Pamela Hartshorne -
As the wife of a successful London merchant, Mary lives a contented life. Loved by her husband and respected by her neighbours, she ...Read Review
By Vanessa Tait -
The Pharmacist’s Wife is a tale of deception, addiction and revenge. Rebecca is a young wife in Victorian Edinburgh, struggling hard to ...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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