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By John Handley -
The Island of Jersey in the Summer of 1939: 18 Year old Jack Renouf is finishing his schooldays. His main concerns are deciding on romance ...Read Review
By Ken Chadwick -
Rural Staffordshire in September 1939, suddenly finds itself host to refugees from the slums of Birmingham. Children that are from the slums and that ...Read Review
By Shelagh Mazey -
Violet Allen is the daughter of a smuggler and the childhood sweetheart of Matthew Stone, a fisherman. Destiny seems to have their lives ...Read Review
By Jon Beattiey -
Jack Charlton is a drover. An independent herdsman who takes cattle across the Border country, the No-Mans-Land between Scotland and England. His is ...Read Review
By Richard Abbott -
We are introduced to the hill country of Canaan here and the life of a village priest. His life, his loves, his family ...Read Review
By Yassmin Sanders -
Britain’s tribal leaders hold to an uneasy truce imposed upon them by the Druids. It won’t take much for this truce ...Read Review
By Carla Acheson -
Death and disease is ever present in the slums of Victorian London, Maggie Tanner is a girl only just into double figures when ...Read Review
By Paula Lofting -
In the time of Harold and Edward, we meet Wulfhere, a Sussex thegn; a fearsome warrior, a respected nobleman, adored father, and beloved ...Read Review
By Linda Collison -
Portsmouth, England,1760: Penniless Patricia Kelley, the illegitimate daughter of a plantation owner in Barbados, stows away on board a ship bound for Barbados ...Read Review
By Iain Campbell -
Prince Ra-em Hotep, son of Ramesses II, has been found dead in his room. Poison is suspected and Cretan pharmacist, Nikolas, is brought ...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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