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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Cynthia Peale -
When two residents of Bertram’s Bower, a house for fallen women, are found violently murdered, shock reverberates amongst residents of the upscale ...Read Review
By Catherine Jinks -
Raymond Maillot’s passable skills as a notary have always taken second place to the pleasures of the flesh. However, when the sober ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
Robert Fenner, a landholder and former squire, attempts to settle a dispute between his lady wife Blaunche and her former in-laws. Believing that ...Read Review
By Pam Durban -
For generations, the women of one black Charleston family have served the Hilliards — first as slaves, later as hired servants. When a flood ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Hay -
Published 2000Published 2001
Maurice Dove, a botanist and student of weather, journeys from Ottawa to rural Saskatchewan in the mid-1930s to analyze the climate of ...Read Review
By Bernice Morgan -
These two novels, relating one family’s struggles and triumphs in Newfoundland from the early 19th century until the present, were originally written ...Read Review
By R. Garcia y Robertson -
Published 2001Published c1998
This novel’s finale will come as no surprise: on June 25, 1876, General George Armstrong Custer led the soldiers of the 7th Cavalry to ...Read Review
By Sarah Starr -
A Regency romance, this novel details the unusual courtship between Julian, Earl of Ashley, and his grandmother’s god-daughter Virginia Traynor, called Ginger. ...Read Review
By Margaret Lawrence -
A sequel of sorts to the historical mystery series starring midwife Hannah Trevor, this work of “straight” fiction brings her deaf daughter Jennet, ...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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