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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Marcia Maxwell -
The fascinating figure of Isabelle of France, the wife of England’s King Edward II, is the central character of Marcia Maxwell’s ...Read Review
By Harrison Neese -
The antebellum American South is brought vividly to life in Harrison Neese’s River of Dreams, which follows a small cast of characters ...Read Review
By Susan Ornbratt - By Susan Ӧrnbratt -
Published 2015Published 2015-04-23
Susan Ӧrnbratt’s exuberantly readable novel The Particular Appeal of Gillian Pugsley centers on the life and adventures of its title heroine, who ...Read Review
By John M. Cahill -
“Surely, though, it must have been an exciting life!” a character exclaims to Sean O’Cathail at one point in Primitive Passions, the ...Read Review
By Betty Bolte -
The first two volumes in Bolte’s well-researched and professionally-produced A More Perfect Union series are stand-alone novels set against the backdrop of ...Read Review
By Charles Gibson -
The Albigensian Crusade proclaimed by Pope Innocent III in 1208 and launched in 1209 against heretic sects in Languedoc forms the backdrop for Charles Gibson’...Read Review
By Gloria Javillonar Palileo -
At the heart of Palileo’s debut novel is the beginning of the struggle for Philippine independence from Spanish rule, and the narrative ...Read Review
By Joann Smith -
“Nothing I do to Rome mitigates what they have done to us” – so thinks famed Iceni warrior queen Boudicca in Joann Smith’s ...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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