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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Paula McLain -
In Love and Ruin, Paula McLain returns to ground she has already covered very successfully in The Paris Wife: the life and loves ...Read Review
By Gordon McAlpine -
This slim, inventive novel begins in the early 1940s in Buenos Aires, though it is only a frame to the body of the ...Read Review
By Anne Milano Appel (trans.) - By Paolo Maurensig -
On March 24, 1946, current world chess champion, Alexandre Alekhine, is supposed to be getting ready to defend his title against a Russian challenger. But, ...Read Review
By Linda Shenton Matchett -
In 1942 Ruth Brown watches her sister’s empty coffin being lowered into the ground. Ruth refuses to believe Jane is dead; after all, ...Read Review
By James Markert -
WWI has recently ended, and local veterans—at least the ones who survived—have moved back to their small, rural South Carolina hometown, ...Read Review
By Christine Mangan -
Christine Mangan’s debut novel, Tangerine, takes us into the twisting and menacing streets and alleyways of 1950s Tangier, Morocco. Beginning as a ...Read Review
By Norma MacMaster -
Harriet Campbell is a young wife in the years after the Great War, living on the Ulster side of the border in a ...Read Review
By James MacManus -
During World War II, British senior military officials and American media sources alike were scandalised by the close relationship between Ike Eisenhower, the ...Read Review
By Sheila Llewellyn -
This is a shocking book, and I hope you will read it and be suitably shocked. It is set in a military psychiatric ...Read Review
By Freda Lightfoot -
Manchester, 1945. The war has ended, but there are more troubles ahead for Evie Talbert. Like so many women of the time, she 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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