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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By James Holland -
For the record, it was known as Operation Argument; for those who were involved it was just known as the Big Week! By ...Read Review
By Fiona Valpy -
Chateau Bellevue is initially a beautiful safe haven in rural France, where good news and celebration abound. It’s 1938, and the world is ...Read Review
By Robert Brightwell -
In 1822 Flashman meets Thomas Cochrane’s brother, Erskine, at Napoleon’s grave on St. Helena. Although Thomas resigned in disgrace from the Royal ...Read Review
By Wendy Webb -
Wendy Webb’s newest Gothic novel is partly a paranormal time-slip with occasional ghosts and spooky happenings. It’s also a multi-period saga ...Read Review
By Lou Berney -
November Road is a gripping drama steeped in the aftermath of the JFK assassination in 1963. Charlotte Roy has made the uncertain decision to ...Read Review
By Candace Robb -
In Robb’s third Kate Clifford mystery, dark times abound. It’s midwinter, 1400, and Henry IV has ascended to the throne after deposing ...Read Review
By Anna Jacobs -
Another novel from the immensely prolific Anna Jacobs – the popular Australian-based historical fiction writer. This is the third in the Honeyfield series, and ...Read Review
By Tessa Dare -
Despite her reputation for common sense, Alexandra Mountbatten is a romantic at heart, which is why she fantasises about a very charming man ...Read Review
By Penny Vincenzi -
Penny Vincenzi has written another drama of numerous interlinked characters in her final novel, which takes place in London between 1936 and 1955. We follow ...Read Review
By Marina Perezagua - By Valerie Miles (trans.) -
August 6, 1945: the day spawning the nightmare of H. A young girl sits in a classroom when the atomic bomb is dropped from the ...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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