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By Jake Arnott -
Paris, 1903. A homosexual scandal has shattered a British military hero’s career. Sir Hector MacDonald is at his nadir when he encounters an ...Read Review
By Tatiana de Rosnay -
Published 2007 (US)Published 2008 (UK)
Paris, 1942: ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski locks her four-year-old brother in a secret cupboard to keep him safe when the French police come to arrest ...Read Review
By David Gibbins -
1st century CE: the lame Claudius, not yet Emperor of Rome, travels to Galilee where he meets a charismatic young carpenter, Joshua ...Read Review
By Margaret Elphinstone -
Off the Isle of Man lies the tiny island of Ellan Bride, an outpost of fabulous isolation, often veiled from the outside world ...Read Review
By Gyles Brandreth -
Oscar Wilde makes his debut as a fictional sleuth in this recent addition to the spate of historical detective novels showcasing famous historical ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
Captivating and beautifully written, this third book in the Dandy Gilver mystery series is set in 1920s Scotland. Our heroine, a respectable matron ...Read Review
By Paul Doherty -
This second book in the Mathilde of Westminster series takes us to the court of Edward II in 1308. England is on the brink ...Read Review
By Juliet Nicolson -
“I have been born at the end of the age of peace and can’t expect to feel anything but despair,” E.M. ...Read Review
By Tamara McKinley -
This multi-generational saga of the clash of cultures in Australia begins 50,000 years ago, exploring the lives of the indigenous hunter-gatherers, richly detailing their ...Read Review
By Jude Morgan -
Jude Morgan follows up his tragic and haunting novel Symphony with this witty, Jane-Austen-inspired comedy of errors. Ten years ago Lydia Templeton spurned ...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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