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By Romesh Gunesekera -
First published in 2012, The Prisoner of Paradise tells the story of orphaned Lucy Gladwell, sent to live with her aunt and uncle in ...Read Review
By Owen Martell -
In June 1961, the Bill Evans Trio, featuring Scott LaFaro, completes a series of concerts at the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village that will ...Read Review
By Lucy Lethbridge -
As the popularity of Downton Abbey testifies, there is an insatiable appetite for the life of the great English country house, not just ...Read Review
By Stuart Neville -
Ireland, in the summer of 1963, is preparing for a visit from U.S. President John F. Kennedy when a series of murders draws ...Read Review
By Kate Worsley -
When dairymaid Louise Fletcher is whisked away from her life on Handley’s farm to become a lady’s maid to Handley’s ...Read Review
By Trish Ferguson (ed.) -
Pardon the pun, but this is a timely publication when current technological advances are affecting the way we perceive time as fundamentally as ...Read Review
By Wendy Moore -
The feminist in me – not to mention the far from perfect wife – quailed at the title of this book. Neither need have worried. ...Read Review
By Rebecca Stott -
Darwin was famously troubled by his discovery of evolution by survival of the fittest, which set him at odds with a great many ...Read Review
By Andre Brink -
Published 2012Published 2013
Philida is a knitting girl, a slave in the household of Cornelis Brink whose job is to knit clothes for the family. She ...Read Review
By Peter Benson -
Book valuer David Morris is summoned to Belmont Hall to value the collection of the late Lord Buff-Orpington, a specialist in works of ...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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