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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 Helen Maslin -
This YA time-slip novel is a mixture of contemporary romance, horror/mystery and ghost story, moving between 1825 and the present day. In the ...Read Review
By Helen Moss -
I may be slightly biased, as I’ve been fascinated by Egyptian pharaohs and their treasures from an early age, but I absolutely ...Read Review
By Captain W. R. Johns -
Published 2014Published c1935
This novel was originally published in 1935, and Biggles is a very familiar name to me as he was my mother’s favourite fictional ...Read Review
By Cate Cain -
The blurb says this is a ‘thrilling story of sorcery and mystery laced with macabre horror and historical detail’ – I couldn’t have ...Read Review
By Deborah White -
This is a time-slip novel set partly in the present and partly in 1666. It’s the sequel to Wickedness, in which teenager Claire ...Read Review
By Leila Rasheed -
Overall, this is an enjoyable story with an engaging and likeable heroine and lots of intrigue. Set in 1912, it follows Lady Ada Averley ...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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