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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Ed Ifkovic -
As 1932 ends, award-winning novelist and playwright Edna Ferber attends Noel Coward’s extravagant birthday party. The room is full of New York’s ...Read Review
By Alan Hollinghurst -
Published 2017Published 2018
Art rushes in where society fears to tread. In the 1940s, a group of young men watch from the windows of their Oxford ...Read Review
By Rosie Hendry -
This is the second in the series, continuing the adventures of the three young women— Bella, Frankie and Winnie—who are part of ...Read Review
By Brian Fitzgibbon (trans.) - By Hallgrímur Helgason -
Whilst telephone-canvassing during the 2006 Icelandic municipal elections, the author encountered an opinionated, irascible, mischievous old lady who had been living alone in a ...Read Review
By Steven Hartov -
“In the spring of 1944, I realized I was not going to survive the war.” With this simple sentence, The Soul of a Thief ...Read Review
By Minrose Gwin -
Promise is set in 1936 in Tupelo, Mississippi on the day of, and the days following, a devastating tornado. Following the parallel stories of ...Read Review
By Anthony Grooms -
The Vain Conversation is based on a lynching: in 1946 two African-American couples, including a pregnant woman, were brutally murdered in Walton County, Georgia ...Read Review
By Joanna Goodman -
It’s post-WWII, and in Québec there are two opposing factions: French Canadians and British Canadians. Rarely do the communities mix; however, ...Read Review
By Dennis Glover -
Eric Blair, known to the world by his pen name, George Orwell, spent his youthful journalistic career writing about England’s working class. ...Read Review
By Elisabeth Gifford -
This gripping true love story about a young Polish Jewish couple is set in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Misha and Sophia meet at a lecture ...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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