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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
By Elizabeth Gill -
Set in the mid-1800s in the hills above Newcastle, this novel depicts two very different characters. Ruth Dixon, deserted by her mother ...Read Review
By Benjamin Myers -
This is a gentle book. Just after World War II, Robert Appleyard is sixteen, has just left school, and is longing for adventure. ...Read Review
By Daisy Styles -
‘We came in shame to a home for women and babies, to give birth hidden away from society’. 1939, and single girls giving birth ...Read Review
By Evie Grace -
This is a Victorian novel set in Margate in Kent in 1884. Health and hygiene were not fully understood or appreciated, and diseases such ...Read Review
By Annie Murray -
1915. War has broken out with Germany, and life is about to change for everyone. Twenty year old Daisy Tallis is a talented silversmith ...Read Review
By Laura Madeleine -
Set in southern France, just north of Nice, the story features the Italian occupation of the area in 1943. Ceci (Celeste) Corvin’s father ...Read Review
By Gracie Hart -
This is a Victorian social history/romance story and is the second in a trilogy involving the Wild family and the Ellershaws, the ...Read Review
By Guzel Yakhina -
Soviet Russia in 1930. The gradual accession of Stalin to power in the 1920s eventually ended the liberalization of society and the economy, leading ...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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