Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Keep the Home Fires Burning

By S. Block - Published 2018



A spitfire crashes into a house in the small Cheshire village of Great Paxford. Suddenly World War Two is brought much closer to ...Read Review


By Yona Zeldis McDonough - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

While listening to the radio, twelve-year-old Aiden and his friend, Sally, hear the British government ask civilians to bring their boats to Dunkirk ...Read Review

The Lost Vintage: A Novel

By Ann Mah - Published 2018


This novel follows a familiar model—a young American woman travels to Europe and discovers truths about herself by exploring the life of ...Read Review

The Lost Pages

By Marija Pericic - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

Famous for his disregard of Kafka’s last request to burn his papers, Max Brod published The Trial, The Castle and Amerika—works ...Read Review

Frieda: A Novel of the Real Lady Chatterley

By Annabel Abbs - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

In her first novel, The Joyce Girl, Annabel Abbs explored life in the shadows of literary fame. In her second, we are again ...Read Review

What’s Left of the Night

By Ersi Sotiropoulos - By Karen Emmerich (trans.) - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

This biographical novel takes place during a trip to Paris in the young life of Constantine Cavafy, the Greek poet credited as C. ...Read Review

Those Who Go By Night

By Andrew Gaddes - Published 2018



1324. When news of a man found murdered in a church reaches the Bishop of Lincoln’s ears, he sends his emissary, Thomas Lester, ...Read Review

Prithviraj Chauhan: The Emperor Of Hearts

By Anuja Chandramouli. - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

In 1166, a son named Prithviraj Chauhan is born to Karpuradevi and Someshvara. Soon after, Someshvara accedes to rule a powerful aryavarta kingdom from ...Read Review

The Song of Hild

By Gaye Kynoch (trans.) - By Vibeke Vasbo - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

Originally published in Denmark in 1991, this is the life of the Deiran princess Hild and her many changes of fortune until she becomes ...Read Review

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth

By Ken Krimstein - Published 2018



I’d never read a graphic biography, not even Persepolis, and so The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt intrigued me. Count me won ...Read Review