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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Mary Sharratt -
Inspired by the 1612 Pendle witch trials in Lancashire, England, Sharratt tells a dramatic story of love and treachery. Told from the viewpoint of ...Read Review
By Donna Russo Morin -
In the early 17th century, the art of glassblowing is highly respected by the Venetian government, and some of its practitioners are extremely ...Read Review
By Shona MacLean -
Following on from the excellent The Redemption of Alexander Seaton comes the next novel following the adventures of the teacher-hero of the first ...Read Review
By Nick McCarty -
I was glad when I reached the end of this book, especially as I am a Royalist sympathiser. The setting is in rural ...Read Review
By Paul Lawrence -
London 1664. Charles II is the new king, and the city is coming to terms with new religious and political realities. Harry Lytle is ...Read Review
By Susanna Gregory -
It’s 1664 in this latest Thomas Chaloner adventure set in Restoration London, and Lord Chancellor Clarendon, fearing rebellion, sends his spy Chaloner to ...Read Review
By Fay Alexander -
At twelve years old, William Brewster meets a party of courtiers traveling through Scrooby and is instantly drawn to William Davison, who encourages ...Read Review
By Brenda Rickman Vantrease -
Kate Gough and her brother maintain a London bookshop during the reign of Henry VIII. Their “inventory” contains contraband Lutheran bibles and religious ...Read Review
By Phil Rickman -
England 1560, and the young Queen Elizabeth is still settling into her new throne. Whilst trying to usher in a new time of post-Marian ...Read Review
By S. J. Parris -
The name Giordano Bruno is carved deep into the gravestone of Inquisition heretics. He was burned at the stake in Rome in 1600 for ...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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