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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Jacqueline Winspear -
Circumstances force Maisie Dobbs, the daughter of a widowed costermonger, into service at the age of thirteen. She is fortunate that her employer, ...Read Review
By Jonathan Wilson -
The time is 1924, and British Mandate Palestine is filling up with a dangerous mix of European Zionists hoping to found a Jewish state ...Read Review
By Marianne Wiggins -
For an example of how to take unremarkable people and turn their story into something worth writing about, read Evidence of Things Unseen. ...Read Review
By Larry Watson -
Set in 1953, Larry Watson’s Orchard depicts the newly altered lives of Henry and Sonja House. The sudden death of their young son ...Read Review
By Brad Watson -
Published 2002 (US)Published 2004 (UK)
The twentieth century, viewed in a non-linear fashion through the lives of citizens of Mercury, Mississippi, is dark, atmospheric and gothic. The thread ...Read Review
By James Spencer -
Originally written as a sequence of short stories, this novel follows the WWII Pacific theatre service of Steve Larkin, a P-38 Lightning pilot, ...Read Review
By Sarah Smith -
“God is a librarian.” This enchanting thought appears in Chasing Shakespeares when something fortuitous or serendipitous occurs related to books and manuscripts. Joe ...Read Review
By Lee Siegel -
Using the game of snakes and ladders as an organizing principle, Siegel has constructed a work of 100 almost perfectly equal chapters to be ...Read Review
By Gary Penley -
Depression-era Mississippi is the setting for this family story, as seen through the eyes of a now grown-up Lucas Dunaway. Lucas and his ...Read Review
By Michael Pearce -
The duties of Captain Cadwallader Owen, the Mamur Zapt, are never done. In 1908 Cairo, he has two tough situations to resolve. Lately the ...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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