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By Christian Cameron -
This is the fifth novel in the author’s series set in the ancient world of Alexander the Great. Alexander himself is now ...Read Review
By Shlomo Avineri -
Theodor Herzl, even though he died at an early age in 1904, is widely considered to have been the main influencing force behind the ...Read Review
By Robert Twigger -
Twigger treats us to an entertaining and idiosyncratic journey from prehistoric and ancient times right up to the Arab Spring. This is a ...Read Review
By Lee Mandel -
The Russian Revolution takes up a large portion of the novel it is also about the plight of Soviet Jews and the anti-Semitism ...Read Review
By Chris Skidmore -
If there is only one thing known about the Wars of the Roses it’s that they’re very complicated! The period of ...Read Review
By Anne O’Brien -
This superb novel tells the story of Katherine de Valois, whom history has by and far neglected. Katherine, the daughter of Charles VI ...Read Review
Christian Cameron is a very successful historical novelist who has written a whole series of novels set in ancient Greece. Cameron has now ...Read Review
By Christina Courtenay -
The story is set in the 1640s, starting off in Japan and then going via Amsterdam to England at the time of the ...Read Review
By Robert Southworth -
This slim novel is a new addition to the already crowded Roman history genre, and Robert Southworth’s is a new voice. Its ...Read Review
By Antonia Lloyd-Jones (trans.) - By Jacek Dehnel -
This novel is a fictionalised version of the personal life of the great Spanish painter Francisco Goya. It is told through three narrators: ...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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