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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Carol Rivers -
A saga set in the 1950s, this tells the story of Ruby, an attractive but naive young girl from an East End family ...Read Review
By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Parisa Reza -
In her debut novel, Parisa Reza presents a simple, beautiful story of two Iranian peasants, Sardar and his wife, Talla, who leave their ...Read Review
By Nancy Revell -
1940, and Britain is at war and the majority of young adult men are off fighting, creating a shortage of skilled labour. The obvious ...Read Review
By Michelle Paver -
1935 in the Himalayas, and Dr. Stephen Pearce is part of a small party of climbers that are to attempt the hitherto unscaled mountain ...Read Review
By Amos Oz - By Nicholas de Lange (trans.) -
Jerusalem in the winter of 1959-1960, and Shmuel Ash drops out of his postgraduate university studies with his life in a mess: his ...Read Review
By Heather O’Neill -
Spanning from WWI to the start of WWII, The Lonely Hearts Hotel is the story of Rose and Pierrot, two orphans who meet ...Read Review
By Chinelo Okparanta -
This novel is a gorgeously written homage to love set against the background of Nigeria during a time of civil unrest in the ...Read Review
By Fergus O’Connell -
This story starts in a rather shocking way with one of the central characters, Julia, and her unusual job. Betrayed by a fellow ...Read Review
By Chris Nickson -
On one level this is a short police/crime novel in which the police crack the case and the criminals get their deserts. ...Read Review
By Mary Nichols -
Set in June 1944 in an East Anglian farming community, this novel describes the struggles of Jean to keep the family farm going after ...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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