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By Michael Taylor -
Although he is only the son of a humble lockkeeper, Algie Stokes dreams of starting his own business manufacturing bicycles. When he falls ...Read Review
By Rita Bradshaw -
Bess Shawe’s seduction by a married man who dies in the Great War leaves her pregnant and bereft, but her baby daughter, ...Read Review
By Paul Watkins -
William Bromley survived a secret WWII operation in the Italian Alps that killed most of his comrades, but the experience has left deep ...Read Review
By Joseph E Roesch -
Boudica, Queen of the Iceni, is first the daughter of a king, then the wife of a king and finally queen in her ...Read Review
By Tania Crosse -
On the death of her father, Elizabeth Thornton and her mother are forced to move in with her uncle on his humble tenant ...Read Review
By Ed Gorman -
Bryce Lamont is just out of prison and, with his younger brother Paul, has tracked down his fellow bank robbers to collect his ...Read Review
By Don Coldsmith -
At the annual Big Council of the People an empty place is reserved in honor of the Lost Band who, at some point ...Read Review
By Sébastien Japrisot (trans. Ros Schwartz) -
A man lies shot and dying on a beach. The events leading up to this moment are recounted by eight women, all bound ...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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