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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Patricia Frances Rowell -
After her profligate husband is murdered, Lady Diana Corby and her two children are left penniless. Vincent, Earl of Lonsdale, is determined to ...Read Review
By Ginger Garrett -
The oft-told story of Queen Esther is one of the most compelling human dramas in history. Esther, a beautiful Jewish girl, is plucked ...Read Review
By Candace Allen -
Based on the life of Valaida Snow, one of the first female jazz trumpeters, this lyrical novel pulses with the heartbeat of black ...Read Review
By C.D. Baker -
It is the year 1174 in the village of Weyer, Germany. On the day the peasant, Heinrich, is christened, the joy of celebration changes ...Read Review
By Stella Cameron -
Fleur Toogood has been charged with making a brilliant match that will save her family’s fortunes. To that end, she reluctantly agrees ...Read Review
By Lynn Austin -
Though he is the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, Hezekiah is not protected from his father’s perverted attempts to seek the ...Read Review
By Catherine Palmer -
Violet Rosse, daughter of a widowed East India Company businessman, dresses, acts, and thinks more like a native Bengali than a Christian Englishwoman. ...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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