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By Robert Goddard -
This is the second in Goddard’s The Wide World trilogy of thrillers set in the years immediately after the First World War, ...Read Review
By Graeme Shimmin -
The year is 1955. It is 14 years since Churchill died and the war against Germany ended. Britain retains her independence and is engaged in ...Read Review
By Andrew Hughes -
Published 2014Published 2014-03-13
On a December morning in 1841, a Dublin boy has his throat cut in an apparently motiveless killing. The trial and conviction of John ...Read Review
By Wes Davis -
What should be your first objective when dropped behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied Crete? To kidnap the commanding officer of course. So concluded ...Read Review
By Paul Lynch -
In rural Ireland, in the spring of 1945, with the war in Europe a distant echo barely disturbing the steady routine of farming life, ...Read Review
By Audrey Magee -
Desperate to escape the Eastern Front, German soldier, Peter Faber, makes an arranged marriage to Katharina Spinell, the daughter of an ambitious Nazi. ...Read Review
By Norman Davies -
Published 2014Published c1997
This is a reissue of a book originally published in 1996, with a second preface added in 1997. Disappointingly, given everything that has happened in ...Read Review
By Jill Paton Walsh -
Published 2013Published 2014
Peter Wimsey, now Duke of Denver, learns that one of the responsibilities that goes with his title is to adjudicate, as Visitor, over ...Read Review
By Robert Harris -
Published 2013Published 2014
The Dreyfus Affair is an infamous episode in French history sufficiently well known not to need reiteration here. Familiarity with the facts, however, ...Read Review
By Kate Williams -
The endpapers of Kate Williams’ new biography of the Empress Josephine are decorated with cartoons in the style of Gilray showing the empress ...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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