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By Clare Wright -
The Battle of the Eureka Stockade is a legendary milestone, the birth of Australian democracy. It took place on 3rd December 1854 in gold-rush ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Winspear -
At the outbreak of WW1, the lifelong friendship between two women is under strain. Kezia has given up teaching to marry Thea’s ...Read Review
By Vladimir Alexandrov -
Published 2013Published 2014
It is always a pleasure to discover any tale that grips you from the first page and leads you along the byways of ...Read Review
By Vanessa Manko -
Russian immigrant, Ustin (Austin) Voronkov, works in a New York factory. He falls in love with an American girl, Julia, and his life ...Read Review
By Susan Hill -
Published 1999Published 2014
Susan Hill is most famous for her spine-chiller, The Woman in Black, and once more she brings us the supernatural. The novel opens ...Read Review
By Sally Beauman -
In 1922, eleven-year-old Lucy Payne is sent to the invigorating climate of Egypt to aid in her recovery from a near-fatal bout of typhoid. ...Read Review
By Sarah Jio -
June Andersen is a career-driven New York banker teetering on the edge. After an alarming health episode, doctors warn her to change her ...Read Review
By Ariel Lawhon -
The Jazz Age. Bootleggers. Gangsters. Corruption. Crime. Tammany Hall. All these ingredients have been used in novels many times, but Ariel Lawhon takes ...Read Review
By Phillip Margulies -
Having just survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, the elderly and respectable Mrs Andersen decides it’s time to reveal her secret ...Read Review
By Jean Zimmerman -
Wealthy New Yorker Hugo Delegate is discovered next to the mutilated body of his friend, Bev Willets. With his history of nervous disorders ...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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