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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
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
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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