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By Shirley McKay -
St. Andrews, Scotland, 1579. A young lawyer, Hew Cullen, returns home from France. His welcome home is lukewarm even from his family. He finds ...Read Review
By Nick Drake -
Thebes, 1324 BC. Tutankhamun has inherited an empire that should be at the height of power and glory. The King, only just 18 years old, ...Read Review
By David Fiddimore -
Set in 1948, the novel opens with tensions increasing between the Soviet forces and the western Allied forces in Berlin. As the situation deteriorates, ...Read Review
By John Wilcox -
The year is 1884. General Gordon is under siege in Khartoum. Under pressure from public opinion the government has ordered General Wolseley to put ...Read Review
By Tim Severin -
The book opens with Hector Lynch, pirate and fugitive, working for a slave trader on the Guinea Coast, West Africa. While waiting for ...Read Review
By Saul David -
George Hart is the illegitimate son of a half-Irish, half-Zulu actress and a pillar of the British military establishment. His father refuses to ...Read Review
By Clare Longrigg -
This is the story of Bernardo Provenzano, Italy’s most notorious criminal. Provenzano was initiated into the Mafia in the 1950s when, for ...Read Review
By Betsy Tobin -
Ice Land is set in the year 1000 AD in Iceland, where Asgard, the home of the Norse gods, is portrayed as a mountainous ...Read Review
By Karen Maitland -
The year is 1321. Deep in the heart of the English countryside, an isolated village is controlled by a sinister group called the Owl ...Read Review
By Paul Waters -
The central character of this book, set in the middle of the 4th century AD, is Drusus, a young British nobleman of Roman ...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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