Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Julius Caesar’s Invasion of Britain: Solving a 2,000-Year-Old Mystery

By Roger Stephen Nolan - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

Roger Nolan has a new theory about the route taken by Julius Caesar in his invasion of Britain in 54 BC.  The received version ...Read Review

You Will Be Safe Here

Published 2019

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Literary

Cruelty begets cruelty in Damian Barr’s haunting novel. Set in South Africa, the book skillfully juxtaposes past and present to show how ...Read Review

The Seaside Angel

By Evie Grace - Published 2019

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This is a Victorian novel set in Margate in Kent in 1884. Health and hygiene were not fully understood or appreciated, and diseases such ...Read Review

The Vanished Bride: The Brontë Mysteries

By Bella Ellis - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

The Vanished Bride is the first of a new series, The Brontë Mysteries, written by Bella Ellis; a new Brontë-inspired pen name ...Read Review

The Wisdom of Bones

By Kitty Aldridge - Published 2019

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London, 1879. Percival Unusual George is a showman. He leads a troupe of nine performing Remarkables. He is driven by a dream of fame ...Read Review

The Last Train to London

By Meg Waite Clayton - Published 2019

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Biographical Fiction

There are many unsung heroes – known as Righteous Gentiles – who risked their own lives to save Jewish people from extermination under Nazi rule. ...Read Review

The Prince of Mirrors

By Alan Robert Clark - Published 2019

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Biographical Fiction

The Prince in question is Prince Albert Victor, eldest son of Edward, the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Denmark. He was ...Read Review

Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel

By Dexter Palmer - Published 2019

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Popular 18th-century medical theory espouses the idea that a woman’s mind – what she sees and what her thoughts dwell upon – can have ...Read Review

The Awakening Aten

By Aidan K. Morrissey - Published 2019

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Biographical Fiction

One of the treasures of the Egyptian Museum in Turin is the contents of the tomb of Kha, architect and overseer to Amenhotep ...Read Review

Murder Cuts the Mustard (A Beryl and Edwina Mystery)

By Jessica Ellicott - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This third mystery in the Beryl and Edwina series finds this unlikely duo investigating the murder of Hector Lomax, the unpleasant brother in ...Read Review