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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 Martine Bailey -
Martine Bailey provides a traditional culinary recipe before each chapter. One caution, though: the ‘most effectual Hystericon for Women’ needs careful preparation, as ...Read Review
By Robert Wilton -
In his second historical fiction Robert Wilton plunges into the English Civil War. On the royalist side is Sir Mortimer Shay, of the ...Read Review
By Lois Leveen -
Mary Bowser is born into slavery, freed by her mistress and sent to be educated in Philadelphia. Ten years later, on the brink ...Read Review
By Robert Wilton -
This is a promising debut. Robert Wilton has used his knowledge of government to concoct a story of betrayal and deceit set in 1805, ...Read Review
By Pat Barker -
Published 2007Published 2008
In early 1914, Paul Tarrant and Elinor Brooke are students at the Slade School of Art’s life-drawing class run by the formidable Professor ...Read Review
By David Wiltshire -
Set just before and during the Second World War, Enduring Passions is the tale of two lovers, Tom and Fay, reaching out to ...Read Review
By Michael Gregorio -
Days of Atonement is a follow-up to Critique of Criminal Reason, also by the husband and wife team who write as Michael Gregorio. ...Read Review
By George Clare -
Stories of Central European Jewry’s descent into the Nazi nightmare, though always shocking, are not unfamiliar. What makes George Clare’s account ...Read Review
By Joseph Connolly -
Jack is a handsome young tearaway who does well out of at least the first years of the Second World War. Mary is ...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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