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By Beth Elliott -
London 1810. Kitty Towers has been sent to London to stay with an elderly aunt with the aim of mixing with the capital’s ...Read Review
By John Ferry -
It is 1935 and backbench Tory MP, Colonel Evelyn Winters is fighting a campaign in the House of Commons to prevent a bill ...Read Review
By Tamara McKinley -
A Kingdom for the Brave is the story of a disparate group of people struggling for survival in the early days of the ...Read Review
By Bruno Arpaia -
Walter Benjamin leaves Berlin to escape Nazi persecution and begins a new life in Paris. Ignoring the impending signs of war and invasion, ...Read Review
By Marcus Rediker -
Countless thousands of words have been written about the slave trade and the industries built upon its products. In The Slave Ship, historian ...Read Review
By Adam Williams -
Harry Airton is recruited by British Intelligence to become a double agent, working against the Chinese government. In the early 1960s he is ...Read Review
By Simon Scarrow -
The Generals is the second in Simon Scarrow’s quartet of novels focusing on Wellington and Napoleon. The book opens in 1796 with both ...Read Review
By MICHAEL JECKS -
Exeter, 1324. When the body of a local craftsman and a King’s Messenger are found murdered, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, the Keeper of ...Read Review
By Robin Neillands -
1915 was a tough year for the British in France. The battles fought by the British army were either disasters or inconclusive; but the ...Read Review
By Steven Carroll -
It is autumn 1945 and Allen “The Spin” Bowler, an Australian in the British Army, is sent as an interpreter to work with the ...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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