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By Cora Harrison -
1923, England. World War I is over and the country is partying. London is fizzing with new music, new fashions and new ideas – but ...Read Review
By Kirsty Murray -
1950s Australia. Colm McCabe is one of thousands of children torn from their families in the U.K. and sent ‘for their own ...Read Review
By Grace Cavendish -
1571. The Palace of Placentia, Greenwich. The court is abuzz with news. Visitors have come from all over Europe to see Queen Elizabeth re-enact ...Read Review
By Caroline Lawrence -
81 A.D. Alexandria. In this, the fifteenth Roman Mysteries adventure, the four children, Flavia, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus are shipwrecked off the coast ...Read Review
By Mary Hooper -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
1650. This is based on the true story of Anne Green, a young, naïve maidservant who is taken in by a young gentleman, ...Read Review
By Mary Hooper -
Elizabethan England. In this sequel to At the House of the Magician, Lucy, maid to the queen’s magician Dr Dee, is now ...Read Review
By Ann Turnbull -
London 1941. When 12-year-old Josie goes to stay with her cousin Edith in Chelsea, she is glad to start a new life. Back home, ...Read Review
By Eleanor Updale -
Published 2005Published 2006
1898, Italy. In this, the third of Montmorency’s adventures, Montmorency, the thief turned detective, and his friend Lord George Fox-Selwyn are on the ...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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