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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Stephen Baxter -
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
By Anna Kushner (trans.) - By Leonardo Padura -
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
By Ed O’Loughlin -
Published 2016Published 2017
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
By Claire McMillan -
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
By John McGhie -
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
By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi -
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
By Maja Lunde -
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
By Rachel Kadish -
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
By Camille Di Maio -
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
By Fiona Davis -
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
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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