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By Tim Topps -
Have you ever stopped to think how many people a door-to-door insurance salesman met? Or who? Now imagine an insurance broker, who travels ...Read Review
By Richard Pike -
Do Not Forget Me Quite spans nearly twenty years of a family’s life, starting on the eve of WWI. The main focus ...Read Review
By Aya Katz -
A sequel to Theodosia and the Pirates – The Battle Against Britain, this instalment sees Theodosia fighting against her beloved America while also being ...Read Review
By Tony Cleaver -
The Camelot Hotel in Monmouthshire is a top of the range, luxury hotel with a familiar Arthurian theme. Gwen Price is a local ...Read Review
By Felicity Knight -
Carenza Dodds is one of many born to poverty and depression in the East End of London. Her mother wants more for her ...Read Review
By Dorinda Balchin -
Published 2014Published 2014-10-01
The Kemshall family home, Heronfield, has been turned into a convalescent hospital during World War II. Tony’s brother, David, a hero to ...Read Review
By Shelagh Mazey -
Joshua Dryer is the new lord of Alvington Manor in Somerset. He finds the people in Somerset just as superstitious as the ones ...Read Review
By George Chittenden -
When croaky-voiced fisherman Billy Bates decided he was going to try his hand at smuggling, he did so under cover of storm and ...Read Review
By Mark Skeet -
Barcelona during the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Host of the 1940 Olympic Games and a city playing peacebroker chess between Russia and ...Read Review
By Stephen F. Clegg -
The follow-up to the acclaimed Maria’s Papers sees the intrepid Naomi Wilkes once again on an adventure that will see her face ...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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