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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 Joёlle Stolz -
This is a young adult coming-of-age story set at the end of the nineteenth century in the City of Ghadames, Libia. After eleven ...Read Review
By William R. Trotter -
This is the second novel in a powerful duo (the first being Sands of Pride) set during the American Civil War. The story ...Read Review
By HRH Princess Michael of Kent -
The lives of the three individuals depicted in this book are a prime example of reality being stranger than fiction. An arranged marriage ...Read Review
By John Shors -
Set in the 17th century, this novel opens with the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan’s daugher, Jahanara, telling her granddaughters the story of ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
Published 2001Published 2004
As the third and final novel of this trilogy begins, Nelson returns to England following his rescue of the Neapolitan royal family. Accompanied ...Read Review
Second of a “trilogy-in-the-making,” this novel delves deeper into the lives of Horatio Nelson, one of England’s greatest naval heroes, and Emma ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Redfern -
It is 1609, and Ned Warriner has covertly slipped back into London, following a two-year self-imposed exile for rescuing a Catholic friend falsely accused ...Read Review
By Pam Binder -
William McAlpin is an immortal, destined to live throughout eternity unless one of his enemies manages to decapitate him – the only sure death ...Read Review
By Marsha Canham -
When a rogue privateer captained by Juliet Dante discovers a Spanish galleon attacking and sinking an English ship, she and her crew intercede. ...Read Review
By David Ball -
Set during the 16th century on both the isle of Malta, home of the ancient order of the Knights of St. John, and ...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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