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By Sandra Heath -
At the whim of an eccentric relative Caroline Lexham is willed a magnificent Mayfair mansion – on the condition that she maintains it without ...Read Review
By Paul Lawrence -
A Plague of Sinners is the second chronicle of Harry Lytle, newly-appointed King’s Agent, and follows on from The Sweet Smell of ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
Mahelt Marshal is the most beloved daughter of William Marshal and he is determined to see her well settled in a secure marriage. ...Read Review
By Emma Craigie -
On 22nd April 1945, Helga Goebbels entered Hitler’s Bunker in Berlin. She was 12 years old and was accompanied by her five brothers and ...Read Review
By Chloë Schama -
Theresa Longworth met William Charles Yelverton on board a steamship in 1852. They embarked on a long romance, initially via correspondence, which culminated in ...Read Review
By Anne Perry -
“The character of eunuchs was like the sheen on the silk – fluid, unpredictable. A third gender, male and female, yet neither.” This is ...Read Review
By Roz Southey -
Charles Patterson, musician by trade and detective by inclination, returns for another 18th-century murder mystery. This time he is called to the murder ...Read Review
By Alon Hilu - By Evan Fallenberg (trans.) -
In the late 19th century, Isaac Luminsky and his new wife, “Her Ladyship,” travel from Europe to Jaffa. They are Jewish settlers hoping ...Read Review
By Lesley Downer -
Hana is a true Samurai wife, enduring humiliation and beatings at the hands of her husband without complaint. Her first duty is loyalty. ...Read Review
By Ann Cliff -
Helen Moore has left her farming family behind for the summer to work as an apprentice housekeeper at the Seaview guesthouse in Bridlington. ...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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