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By Marina Oliver -
When Catarina’s elderly husband dies she moves into the Dower House to make way for the new Earl of Rasen, Nicholas Brooke. ...Read Review
By Catriona McCuaig -
When Nesta Davies moves from bustling Oxford to sleepy Hollyhill to look after her son’s wife, Joan, she expects to spend her ...Read Review
By Esther Vilar -
Young Carlota is the daughter of an Argentinian diplomat in the US during the Kennedy years. Her governess – the eponymous Mademoiselle – is a ...Read Review
By Lindsey Davis -
Like many an adolescent, Gideon Jukes is a young man rebelling against family constrictions and looking for his own path in life. He ...Read Review
By Douglas Jackson -
Emperor Claudius needs to secure his tenuous position in Rome and sets his sights on victory in Britain as a sure-fire winner. In ...Read Review
By Mary Nichols -
Lady Helen Barstairs marries her soldier husband at her family’s request and regrets it almost instantly when she meets Oliver Donovan. Their ...Read Review
By Cora Harrison -
Mara, the Brehon judge, attends the funeral of a local priest little expecting that his will not be the only dead body in ...Read Review
By M.F.W. Curran -
Although not a straight historical novel, The Hoard of Mhorrer effectively blends fantasy with real historical events. This is a struggle of light ...Read Review
By Richard Blake -
AD 610 and Constantinople is a dangerous place to be. Outside, enemies of the Emperor Phocas have their sights set on the city, and ...Read Review
By Alexandra Connor -
Orphaned at a young age, Faith and James are raised by their aunt and grandparents, living on the profits of the family photography ...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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