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By John Boyne -
Published 2006Published 2007
The story opens in Berlin during World War II and is told through the eyes of nine-year-old Bruno who lives with his parents ...Read Review
By Julia Navarro -
Published 2006Published 2007
Modern-day Turin. A fire breaks out inside the Cathedral but is quickly extinguished before it can do much damage – but it happened dangerously ...Read Review
By Paul Doherty -
In 1272 Henry III died with the new king, Edward I, in the Holy Land. Back in England there was a breakdown of law ...Read Review
By R. N. Morris -
A man hangs from a tree in Petrovsky Park, St. Petersburg, an axe tucked in his belt. Beside him on the ground is ...Read Review
By Alys Clare -
At the end of the 12th century, England is in the grip of a very cold winter. Food is short and so is ...Read Review
By Freda Lightfoot -
The story unfolds in Champion Street Market in Manchester, 1956. Patsy Bowman, hungry and looking for work, steals a hot pie from Molly Poulson’...Read Review
By Posie Graham-Evans -
The Beloved is the third in a trilogy, now set in Flanders during the exile of Edward IV. Warwick is plotting to reinstate ...Read Review
By Jane Jackson -
Orphaned Phoebe Dymond was brought up by an aunt and uncle after the death of her father at the Battle of Yorktown, ...Read Review
By Andrew Martin -
Jim Stringer is a newly commissioned Railway Detective working out of York Station for the North Eastern Railway Company in 1906. Having mislaid ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
Published 1994 (US)Published 2005 (UK)
England, 1434. Thomas Chaucer is dying. Administering to his needs is his cousin, Cardinal Bishop Beaufort of Winchester. Thomas dies and the family gathers ...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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