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By Joanna Hickson -
Catherine de Valois, the youngest daughter of the insane Charles VI, became the bride of Henry V five years after his destruction of ...Read Review
By Anita Seymour -
Elizabeth Murray, an actual historic person, was the eldest daughter of a fiercely Royalist Scottish family. Her father was a courtier, and her ...Read Review
By Fredrik Nath -
Francesca Pascal, an artist, is caught in Paris during the German occupation. In a shocking accident, her daughter is shot by German soldiers ...Read Review
By Alison McQueen -
1925. When James MacDonald, a lonely Scots tea planter in Assam, took a beautiful Indian girl as a concubine, he did not foresee two ...Read Review
By Annie Groves -
The second of the No. 13 Article Row (a street address) series continues with the lives of three girls lodging with a widow and ...Read Review
By Tracey Warr -
11th-century Occitania is a collection of counties and walled cities ruled by families continually fighting and marrying among themselves to increase their lands ...Read Review
By Lian Hearn -
The arrival of the Western powers in Japan in the 1850s forced decades of simmering unrest into the open: a weak shogunate, the ...Read Review
By Mary Chiappe - By Sam Benady -
Set during the Great Siege of Gibraltar (1779), this is an unusual crime novel. When a young Scottish soldier, childlike Jamie Macfarlane, is found ...Read Review
By Sara Sheridan -
In 1833, Lieutenant James Wellsted is an officer in the British Navy surveying the coast of the Arabian Peninsula as part of a mission ...Read Review
By David Frye (trans.) - By Elia Barceló -
In a seedy quarter of 1920s Buenos Aires, Natalia, a young innocent Spanish immigrant, is promised in marriage by her well-meaning father 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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