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By Martyn Waites -
It is 1940, and schoolteacher Eve Perkins accompanies her class on their evacuation from the London Blitz. But they fetch up at Eel Marsh ...Read Review
By Jane Finnis -
Published 2003Published 2011Published 2012
This is the first in Jane Finnis’ Aurelia Marcella Mysteries, so we are introduced to the eponymous heroine who is the manager of ...Read Review
By V M Whitworth -
Anglo-Saxon England, 900 AD: Athelfled, the late King Alfred’s daughter, is married to the ailing Lord of Mercia, and she wants to keep ...Read Review
By Anthony Riches -
Young Marcus Aquila (calling himself Centurion Corvus) has hidden himself in the Roman Army and is serving in one of Rome’s most ...Read Review
By Jeremy Isaacs - By Taylor Downing -
This book was first published in 1998, having its origins in a TV series. Now reprinted, it has a new introduction by Peter Hennessy (...Read Review
By Richard Blake -
608 AD. Young Englishman Aelric is interpreter and secretary to Maximin, a priest, who is part of the Roman mission to convert England to ...Read Review
By L.M. Jackson -
London, 1852. Mrs Sarah Tanner, a woman with a dubious past, opens her Dining and Coffee Rooms in Leather Lane. On witnessing the brutal ...Read Review
By Candace Robb -
It has been a long wait for the new Owen Archer mystery, and fans will be keenly anticipating this, his ninth outing. It ...Read Review
By Jules Watson -
This is the third book in Jules Watson’s Dalriada trilogy. AD 366: Britain is ruled by the Romans. Minna, a Roman serving girl, ...Read Review
By Martin M. Winkler -
Martin Winkler is the editor of 11 essays on various aspects of the making of the 1960 film of Spartacus. Also included are the source ...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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