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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By John Harris -
Published 2014Published c1961
The republication of this 1961 novel is arriving in a timely manner, as WWI historical fiction has become popular with the anniversary upon us. ...Read Review
By D.E. Stevenson -
Published 2015Published c1943
A heartwarming family saga set in Scotland in the early-to-mid 20th century, Celia’s House has been referred to as a take on ...Read Review
By Kerry Greenwood -
Published (c1995)Published 2015
It is not at all surprising that this novel has gone through several editions since 1995, when it was first published in Australia. It ...Read Review
By Hoyt Rogers (trans.) - By Philippe Claudel -
France, December 1917, in the midst of the Great War and a harsh winter. In an unidentified town just behind the front line, a ...Read Review
By Beryl Matthews -
Published 2015Published c2009
In turn-of-the-century London, young Gertie Melrose’s sheltered and comfortable world is shattered when her wayward brother’s gaming debts bring ruin on ...Read Review
By Daniel D. Victor -
This is a highly entertaining entry in the Sherlock Holmes canon that posits that Holmes’ last page was one “Master R.T. Chandler.” ...Read Review
By A. D. Scott -
Set in the northern Scottish Highlands of the late 1950s, A Kind of Grief brings back Joanne Ross, a former reporter of the ...Read Review
By Charles Todd -
Canterbury, Kent, autumn 1918. In this seventh book in the Bess Crawford mystery series, Bess (a nursing sister in the last days of World ...Read Review
By Martin Limon -
Another installment in the Sergeants Sueño and Bascom series, this is full of vivid characters and offers a fascinating look into another ...Read Review
By Adrienne Celt -
In her debut novel, Adrienne Celt composes an operatic story that follows a mysterious curse running through the family of renowned singer, Lulu, ...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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