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By Carol Drinkwater -
Inspired by an extraordinary true story, An Act of Love follows Sara who, with her parents, finds refuge in a lovely but dilapidated ...Read Review
By Louis de Bernières -
Daniel Pitt served his country as an RAF fighter pilot in the First World War and a spy for the Special Operations Executive ...Read Review
By Liz Shakespeare -
Mary Mitchell is just nine years old when she is offered as a “prize” to men drawing straws to win her services as ...Read Review
By Kate Morrison -
The central character of Susan Charlewood looms large in this impressive debut by a former journalist and press officer. The book was longlisted ...Read Review
By Eleanor Porter -
When a landslip opens up a huge chasm in the centre of a Herefordshire village in Elizabethan England, the feisty Martha Dynely is ...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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