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By Caro Fraser -
It is summer 1936, and Sonia Haddon is hosting a party at a country house in Surrey. A motley collection of people is there, ...Read Review
By Evie Grace -
This book takes us back to the Napoleonic Wars of the 18th century together with the coastal trades of smuggling, particularly in Kent ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
This book comes heralded as “The prequel to the bestselling and beloved novel The Wild Hunt” for which the author won a Betty ...Read Review
By E. C. Fremantle -
Set in England in 1628, this book presents the lives of three sisters living on their own with the small son of the eldest ...Read Review
By Malcolm Pryce -
It is 1948, World War II has ended, and the country is getting back on its feet. One of the first events is to ...Read Review
By Petina Gappah -
This book covers the death of David Livingstone, and the way in which his body was transported, from where he died at Chitambo ...Read Review
By George Goulding (trans.) - By Henning Mankell -
This book covers the period from the beginning to the last half of the 20th century and follows the life of Oskar Johansson. ...Read Review
By Ellen Alpsten -
This is the story of Catherine I of Russia, not to be confused with Catherine the Great. This Catherine was born in 1684 to ...Read Review
By Heather Cooper -
Set on the Isle of Wight in 1862, this book is set within the scene of the opening of the new railway line from ...Read Review
By Julian Stockwin -
1810. Napoleon Bonaparte has been defeated for the time being, and the Navy is ordered to give its attention to other matters. Britain’s ...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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