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By Kim Kane -
Twelve-year-old, athletic Madeleine is staying with her eccentric grandmother, Mum Crum, for the holidays. She expects the vacation to be dull and is ...Read Review
By Giles Kristian -
Merlin has not been seen for ten years. Arthur, once the unifying leader of the Britons as they fought the invading Saxons, fell ...Read Review
By June Tate -
1920, Southampton. Phoebe Collins, a determined market trader, takes over the family fruit and vegetable stall to help support her mother and brother after ...Read Review
By Sophie Masson -
1798: the Vendee is a peaceful French departement where four young friends enjoy each other’s company. Loyal, intelligent Jacques Verdun, aristocratic painter Edmond ...Read Review
By Susanna Bavin -
Mary Maitland is trying to gain promotion in Edwardian Manchester. The year is 1908 and she is a woman; times are hard, but attitudes ...Read Review
By Yvonne Battle-Felton -
Two periods of American racial history are revealed through this hauntingly powerful novel. 1910, Spring – dying Edward’s mother – is with him in the ...Read Review
By Maggie Hope -
Published 2012Published 2018
Set in the northeast of England at the start of 1910, this dramatic saga reveals the struggles of strong and desperate ten-year-old Elizabeth to ...Read Review
By Holly Webb -
In the ancient whaling port of Whitby in 1914, as World War One is about to begin, all has turned bleak as Evie’s ...Read Review
By Ally Sherrick -
1940: Londoner, Charlie, has placed his young brother in the care of a farmer near the airbase where he is training to become a ...Read Review
By Sue Wilsher -
1950s south Essex. This is the dramatic story of Doris, brought up in The Empire, a boarding house in Tilbury by her mother, ...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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