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By Liza Perrat -
Heloise is the midwife in a small mid-14th century French town, an occupation she inherited from her late mother and aunt, who ...Read Review
By Derek Birks -
Ned Elder has many friends and even more enemies, and they all come together in this last installment of Derek Birks’ Rebels and ...Read Review
By David Ebsworth -
The song sayer in question is the blind Morgose, but this tale of post-Roman Britain is narrated by Merriden, friend and mentor of ...Read Review
By Julia Edwards -
Joe is an 11-year-old boy with a St Christopher medallion that enables him to travel back in time. Trouble is, he has little ...Read Review
By Penny Ingham -
Anya is both princess and priestess in Germania, but she is exiled for questioning the High Priest’s decisions and ordered to travel ...Read Review
By Thomas M D Brooke -
Gaius Cassius is a hero of Rome, loved and admired by all, but he hides his true feelings: that he was – and still ...Read Review
By Jenetta James -
Charlie Hayward is a private detective hired to look into the validity of a trust fund. The object of his investigations is struggling ...Read Review
By Howard of Warwick -
Hastings, 1066 – William has conquered, but he cannot prove it because the body of King Harold is missing. He sends his best man, probably ...Read Review
By Clare Flynn -
Hephzibah Wildman suddenly becomes an orphan and must leave the house of her stepfather and mother at an Oxford college and where she ...Read Review
By Krys Kingston -
Rose is a teenage girl in late Victorian London, her father has died unexpectedly and her mother takes up a position as housekeeper ...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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