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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
By Michael Dobbs -
Yalta, 1945. Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin have gathered to negotiate a future for the end of the war. All three men have their own ...Read Review
By Paul Doherty -
The Year of the Cobra is the third and final book in the series based on the memories of Mahu, the Egyptian chief ...Read Review
By Simon Scarrow -
This is the first in a quartet of novels about Wellington and Napoleon, covering the years 1769-1795. Arthur Wesley is a sickly ...Read Review
By Frank Barnard -
Blue Man Falling is set during the Battle of France in 1939-40. It follows the fortunes of two RAF pilots, an Englishman, Kit ...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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