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By Mary Doria Russell -
One chapter in this novel begins: “Tombstone was glad to see the end of 1881. Hell of a year, everyone said, shaking their heads. ...Read Review
By Mara Faye Lethem (trans.) - By Sara Moliner -
Barcelona in 1952. When glamorous widow, Mariona Sobrerroca, is found murdered in her mansion, Inspector Isidro Castro is assigned to the investigation. Young newspaper ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Winspear -
Since leaving England and her investigation business behind, the life of Maisie Dobbs has been transformed, but at great cost. A double tragedy ...Read Review
By Sarah Rayne -
This is the fifth book in a haunted house series featuring academic Michael Flint, his girlfriend Nell and a charming rogue cat called ...Read Review
By Tessa Dunlop -
This is a collection of memories and experiences of fifteen women still alive in 2014 who worked in various capacities at Bletchley Park during ...Read Review
By Christopher Bland -
Tomas Sullivan, Gaelic Catholic, and John Burke, Anglo-Irish Protestant, become friends at school in County Derry in 1908. As the boys grow up and ...Read Review
By Consuelo Saah Baehr -
This is an epic saga spanning three generations from a Palestinian village near Jerusalem. The women are all bound by secrets that have ...Read Review
By Dinah Jefferies -
It is 1955. Lydia returns to her home in Malacca after visiting a sick friend, expecting to be welcomed by her husband Alec and ...Read Review
By Katherine Webb -
Published 2014Published 2014-11-20
It is a hot summer in Puglia, early 1920s. Socialist and war veteran Ettore labours in the fields helping to support his sister ...Read Review
By Kimberley Freeman -
Published 2014Published 2015Published 2015-08-04
The setting for this dual-period novel is a grand old spa in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales and is inspired by ...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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