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By Seth Hunter -
In 1793, France is gripped by The Terror – a violent period where neither the guilty nor the innocent are safe from the wrath of ...Read Review
By Norman Russell -
A young chemist is found murdered in an ancient Roman temple in London in August 1894. He died of a blow to the head, ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Hanbury -
In February 1818 Alyssa Paradise receives a shock. As her uncle’s will is read out, she discovers that he left his Dorset estate ...Read Review
By Jessica Stirling -
On the brink of being coerced into an unwanted marriage to an old, albeit rich, neighbour, young Nicola Templeton flees to Georgian Edinburgh ...Read Review
By Katharine Swartz -
In the year 1832, young widow Eleanor Crombie is forced to decide. Should she stay in Scotland to live with her stepmother or ...Read Review
By Deborah Siepmann -
Rose Fielding is bored stiff with the lifestyle that Edwardian London offers her: endless rounds of fancy balls and tea parties. Rose is ...Read Review
By Maureen Peters -
In 1837, following her father’s death, Flora Scott is not surprised when her family decides to send her to the New World to ...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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