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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
By Kathleen Ernst -
Fifteen-year-old Hannah finds herself the head of her family when her Cumberland Mountain home is torn asunder by the ravages of the Civil ...Read Review
By Julian Stockwin -
Published 2006 (UK)Published 2007 (US)
It is the late 18th century, and Britain is at war with the French. At the start of the novel, Thomas Kydd is ...Read Review
By Peter Tremayne -
Sister Fidelma of Cashel is a dalaigh or advocate of the law courts of 7th century Ireland. The year is AD 668, and 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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