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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Wendy J. Dunn -
Sir Thomas Wyatt, 16th century poet and nobleman, narrates the tale of his mostly unrequited love for his cousin, Anne Boleyn – a love ...Read Review
By Jane Dater -
Shortly after the end of World War II, on a small island off the coast of Wales, a reclusive man claiming to be ...Read Review
By Irene Bennett Brown -
Published 2003 (c1994)
Amity Whitford is a governess who recovers from heatstroke (and temporary amnesia) to discover her youngest charge is dead. Her boss runs her ...Read Review
By Peter S. Wells -
Wells uses archaeological evidence, much of it new, to revisit the Teutoburg Forest battle in A.D. 9 between Roman troops under Publius Quinctilius ...Read Review
By Emma Tennant -
Published 1999 (UK)Published 2003 (US)
Strangers is a haunting and sometimes humorous memoir of Emma Tennant’s wealthy, influential, and eccentric family. The narrative is impressionistic yet richly ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Peters (ed.) - By Kristen Whitbread (ed.) -
This beautifully-illustrated companion to Peters’ popular Amelia Peabody series includes essays by various contributors on subjects such as the history of Egyptology, the ...Read Review
By Michael Pastourneau (trans. Jody Glodding) -
Stripes are part of our everyday lives, but depending on how or where we encounter them, they evoke certain impressions. This thought-provoking book ...Read Review
By Nelson Lankford -
The capital of the short-lived Confederacy managed to hold out in the face of crushing odds from war’s start until only days ...Read Review
By Robert Katz -
The saga of the eternal city in the hectic and dangerous days from Mussolini’s ouster to the Allied liberation has long been ...Read Review
By James Holland -
The history of Malta in WWII is a chronicle of savage bombing, civilian endurance, spirited defense, and incredible good fortune. The most heavily ...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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