Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Massacre of Mankind

By Stephen Baxter - Published 2017

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Fantasy

This is a sequel to H.G. Wells’ iconic story of the Martian invasion of England. It is 1920, and the story is told ...Read Review

Heretics

By Anna Kushner (trans.) - By Leonardo Padura - Published 2017

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Literary

In 1939, the S.S. Saint Louis arrived in Cuba with 900 Jewish refugees. They boarded hoping for a new life, only to be turned ...Read Review

Minds of Winter

By Ed O’Loughlin - Published 2016Published 2017

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Literary

The enticing jacket synopsis: 1845, John Franklin’s expedition to navigate the Northwest Passage results in the disappearance of all hands and both ships. ...Read Review

The Necklace

By Claire McMillan - Published 2017

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The Necklace, the second outing for author Claire McMillan, is a dual-period novel focusing on the wealthy and eccentric Quincy family. The story ...Read Review

White Highlands

By John McGhie - Published 2017

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In 1952 Kenya, Englishman Johnny Seymour has found a refuge from his wartime traumas in the Information Department under his old CO Grogan Littleboy, ...Read Review

Kintu

By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - Published 2017

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Literary

The highly celebrated debut novel from an award-winning Ugandan author, Kintu presents a sweeping portrait with perspectives on Ugandan culture, history and psychology. ...Read Review

The History of Bees

By Maja Lunde - Published 2017

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Literary

In 1851, Hertfordshire seed merchant William struggles to rouse from depression and revive his passion for science. His daughter, Charlotte, helps him forward with ...Read Review

The Weight of Ink

By Rachel Kadish - Published 2017

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In modern-day London, a cache of mid-17th-century papers is found, apparently untouched for three centuries, in a house under renovation. The Hebrew ...Read Review

Before the Rain Falls

By Camille Di Maio - Published 2017

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In this satisfying romantic mystery, three strangers with radically different goals find commonality in a small town at the southern tip of Texas. ...Read Review

The Address

By Fiona Davis - Published 2017

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The concept underlying The Address offers a great deal of potential. The Dakota, an iconic New York building built in the 1880s, has ...Read Review