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By Poppy Cooper -
Beth Healey, twin sister to Ned and younger sister of Sally, works in her parents’ grocery store in Woodhampstead in Hertfordshire. It is 1915, ...Read Review
By V. B. Grey -
This story is about identical twin sisters, so alike that they could, and often did, exchange identities to fool friends and family, but ...Read Review
By Julian Stockwin -
This is the latest episode in the career of Captain Sir Thomas Kydd and his ship Tyger. The action takes place in the ...Read Review
By Simon Scarrow -
This is the latest book in the saga of Macro and Cato, books which have taken them far and wide in the Roman ...Read Review
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
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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