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By Tom Williams -
Tom Williams’ first novel about real-life Napoleonic-era spy, James Burke, was based on the factual record of his exploits in South America (His ...Read Review
By Chris Nickson -
The year is 1954, and Leeds-based enquiry agent, Dan Markham, is about to become embroiled in some very dark goings-on. Having worked for British ...Read Review
By Laurie Graham -
This is the fictional memoir of the real-life Princess Victoria Melita (better known as Ducky), granddaughter of both Queen Victoria and Tsar Alexander ...Read Review
This tale of espionage is set against one of the lesser-known fields of conflict in the Napoleonic Wars – South America – with the real-life ...Read Review
By Jenny Benjamin -
Dahlia Conti, an Italian-American poet and academic in modern-day Milwaukee, falls in love with an artist, Jonas. Her story is spliced with that ...Read Review
By Beverley Eikli -
Why should frail Adelaide Leeson, three years married to Lord Tristan, so dread a visit from his friend, James, now Viscount Dewhurst and ...Read Review
By Carol Hedges -
Here we have a fast-paced, sharply characterised slice of Victoriana, set in London in 1860. There is a nippy, present-tense narrative with the same ...Read Review
By James Heneage -
By 1392, the Byzantine Empire has been reduced to the city of Constantinople and the Peloponnese. There is talk of a mysterious treasure, rescued ...Read Review
By Iain Gale -
Set in Spain and Portugal in the spring of 1809, this is to be the first in a series of Peninsular War novels based ...Read Review
By Janet Laurence -
Deadly Inheritance is to be the first in a crime series featuring the resolute American, Ursula Grandison. Ursula comes to England in 1903 as ...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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