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By Hannu Rajaniemi -
Joe and Rachel White have a loving but troubled marriage. He is an officer in the British Army, after twenty years still haunted ...Read Review
By Jaan Kross - By Merike Beecher (trans.) -
Northern Europe, 1563. In Livonia, the coastal town of Tallinn is under siege, while inside the walls, plague takes its toll. Balthasar Russow has ...Read Review
By Allan Mallinson -
1831, and the Reform Act extending the franchise, making its way through Parliament, is not universally popular. In the great city of Bristol, excitable ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Gill -
It is 1890 in Tyneside, where shipbuilding is in full swing. The mighty liners are in competition to make the transatlantic crossing in luxury, ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
Royal Navy Captain Edward Brazier has reason to be pleased with life, even though he has no ship at present under his command. ...Read Review
By Milly Adams -
This is the story of two sisters, Sarah and Kate Watson, with the latter always being the wild one. In London during World ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
In 1860, the railways are opening up England and Wales to all classes of men and women. It is a time of ruthless competition ...Read Review
By Laura Madeleine -
Prologue: there is a cliff to be climbed. Below there are sea-washed rocks, and above there are sounds of merrymaking from a town. ...Read Review
By Shane Connaughton -
This novel is set in 1959 on the Irish border, where Danny, the sharp-eyed, sharp-eared, sharp-witted and articulate son of the Guards’ Sergeant, is ...Read Review
By Rosie Goodwin -
Ginny Thursday loses her mother and three siblings when a ferocious ‘flu epidemic sweeps through Nuneaton in the English Midlands in 1860. Her father, ...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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