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By Cathy M. Donnelly -
Set in Scotland in the aftermath of Flodden Field, There Is A Place is an interesting novel that is slightly different to the ...Read Review
By Graham Watkins -
“In the 18th century five men created the biggest industrial city civilisation had ever seen. They were the Iron Masters, masters of metal ...Read Review
By Tim Bradley -
Arnie Jenks is twelve years old and a snowstorm during a school trip to Shabbington Hall forces an overnight stop. Like all young ...Read Review
By M.K. Tod -
This is a novel of WWI told from the point of view of three women living in France. A sophisticated family, with the ...Read Review
By Paulette Mahurin -
Nevada, 1885, the news that Oscar Wilde has been imprisoned for acts of homosexuality has spread worldwide, and gossip and condemnation is rife. The ...Read Review
By Cherry Smyth -
Set in London and Paris in the 1860s, Hold Still is a fictionalised account of Joanna Hiffernan, the model and muse of artists ...Read Review
By Petrea Burchard -
Casey Clemens is about to celebrate her 40th birthday. She is an actress working on a series of TV commercials, which are suddenly ...Read Review
By J. F. Ridgley -
This is a simple story of love and misunderstandings, but it is also an exciting tale of murder and mystery set in Herculaneum ...Read Review
By Anna Belfrage -
This is the fourth book in a time-slip series featuring Alexandra Lind and her 17th-century husband, Matthew Graham. I read the first three ...Read Review
By Bernard Neeson -
Britain stands alone in June 1940. The army has been routed in France, and the horror of Dunkirk has just been survived. The situation ...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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