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By Julian Leatherdale -
Adam Fox is owner of the Palace, an exclusive resort hotel in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. In 1914, his only son ...Read Review
By Kaye Dobbie -
It’s 1986 and Sophie is on the run from a toxic relationship. She hides out in the small country town of Sweet Wattle ...Read Review
By John Flanagan -
In 1863, Confederate commerce raider Manassas, under the command of Captain Pelle, sails the seven seas chasing and sinking any merchant vessel flying the ...Read Review
By Clare Clark -
This is Clare Clark’s fifth novel – all have been historical tales reviewed by the HNS – and this is another engagingly narrated story. ...Read Review
By Ben Elton -
Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)
It is Christmas 2024 and ex-SAS operative turned social media celebrity, Hugh “Guts” Stanton (think Bear Grylls), is approached by a secretive group of ...Read Review
By Adele Parks -
Adele Parks is best known for contemporary novels often described as “chick-lit”, so I approached this venture into historical fiction a little warily. ...Read Review
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
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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