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Here you’ll find our fiction reviews listed by genre, and then alphabetically by author. On this page are Historical book reviews.

Alternatively you can search for a book in our A – Z Authors we also have a Non Fiction section and a Children/Young Adult section.

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Book Reviews

Books are listed alphabetically by author. All the reviews on this page are Historical books, you can use the drop down menu below to filter through to find a more specific type of book you’re after.

Nathan Harris – The Sweetness of Water

September 9, 2021

Paul Mendez – Rainbow Milk

August 31, 2021

Phoebe Wynne – Madam

August 31, 2021

Janet Skeslien Charles – The Paris Library

August 26, 2021

A.C Wise – Wendy, Darling

August 18, 2021

Rachel Cusk – Second Place

July 26, 2021

Chris Bohjalian – The Hour of the Witch

July 23, 2021

Mayur S Safare – The Tonic

July 20, 2021

Niven Govinden – This Brutal House

July 16, 2021

David Diop – At Night All Blood is Black

July 14, 2021

Maggie Shipstead – Great Circle

July 7, 2021

Kaitlyn Greenidge – Libertie

June 10, 2021

Russell Banks – Foregone

June 10, 2021

Dawnie Walton – The Final Revival of Opal and Nev

June 3, 2021

Kamel Daoud – Zabor, or the Psalms

May 14, 2021

Gabriela Garcia – Of Women and Salt

April 29, 2021

Sarah Penner – The Lost Apothecary

April 22, 2021

Viet Thanh Nguyen – The Committed

April 22, 2021

Joseph Heller – Catch-22

April 21, 2021

Rebecca Sacks – City of a Thousand Gates

April 8, 2021

Chris Harding Thornton – Pickard County Atlas

April 7, 2021

Kristin Hannah – The Four Winds

March 15, 2021

Una Mannion – A Crooked Tree

March 15, 2021

Raza Mir – Murder at the Mushaira

March 5, 2021

John Boyne – A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom

February 26, 2021

Robert Jones, Jr. – The Prophets

February 22, 2021

Ruth Druart – While Paris Slept

February 18, 2021

Joseph Cassara – The House of Impossible Beauties

February 12, 2021

Asha Lemmie – Fifty Words for Rain

February 5, 2021

Maggie O’Farrell – Hamnet

January 15, 2021

Sohan S Koonar – Paper Lions

January 15, 2021

Ayad Akhtar – Homeland Elegies

January 7, 2021

Brit Bennett – The Vanishing Half

January 7, 2021

C.L. Polk – The Midnight Bargain

December 10, 2020

Bella Ellis – The Diabolical Bones

November 20, 2020

Meghnad Sasai – Anamika

November 19, 2020

Alix E Harrow – The Once and Future Witches

November 18, 2020

Rachel Dax – In Isolation

November 15, 2020

Ian McGuire – Abstainer

November 12, 2020

C W Gortner – The Last Queen

October 29, 2020

Judy Nunn – Elianne

October 27, 2020

Louise Erdrich – The Night Watchman

October 15, 2020

Amor Towles – A Gentleman in Moscow

October 15, 2020

Hilary Mantel – The Mirror and the Light

September 29, 2020

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Purple Hibiscus

August 30, 2020

Hannah Kent – Burial Rites

August 30, 2020

Taylor Jenkins Reid – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

August 30, 2020

Rhiannon Ward – The Quickening

July 26, 2020

Romesh Gunesekera – Suncatcher

July 19, 2020

Daniel Springfield – The Seven Lies

July 19, 2020

Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Mexican Gothic

July 19, 2020

Amitav Ghosh – Gun Island

June 29, 2020

Alka Joshi – The Henna Artist

June 14, 2020

Marie Brennan – The Tropic of Serpents

May 29, 2020

Madeline Miller – The Song of Achilles

May 26, 2020

Neil Blackmore – The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle

May 8, 2020

a-Nehisi Coates – The Water Dancer

May 4, 2020

Molly Greeley – The Clergyman’s Wife

May 4, 2020

Sebastian Barry – A Thousand Moons

April 27, 2020

Victor Hugo – Les Miserables

April 27, 2020

Vijaydhan Detha – Timeless Tales for Marwar

April 23, 2020

Kathleen A. Flynn – The Jane Austen Project

April 19, 2020

Shannon Pufahl – On Swift Horses

March 18, 2020

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton – The Revisioners

March 5, 2020

Fannie Flagg – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café

March 5, 2020

Tea Obreht – Inland

February 15, 2020

Petina Gappah – Out of Darkness, Shining Light

February 15, 2020

Maaza Mengiste – The Shadow King

January 24, 2020

Deborah Levy – The Man Who Saw Everything

January 23, 2020

Emma Donoghue – Akin

January 9, 2020

Lara Prescott – The Secrets We Kept

January 9, 2020

John Irving – A Prayer for Owen Meany

October 23, 2019

Christy Lefteri – The Beekeeper of Aleppo

October 20, 2019

Umberto Eco – The Prague Cemetery

October 20, 2019

Jessie Burton – The Confession

October 18, 2019

Kim Michele Richardson – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

October 18, 2019

Tracy Chevalier – A Single Thread

October 16, 2019

Alix E Harrow – The Ten Thousand Doors of January

October 16, 2019

James Ellroy – This Storm

October 16, 2019

Andrea Bobotis – The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt

September 10, 2019

Colson Whitehead – The Nickel Boys

September 7, 2019

Elizabeth Gilbert – City of Girls

September 7, 2019

Etaf Rum – A Woman Is No Man

August 17, 2019

Regina Porter – The Travelers

August 14, 2019

Julie Orringer – The Flight Portfolio

August 13, 2019

Tim Murphy – Correspondents

July 17, 2019

Jonathan Carr – Make Me A City

July 14, 2019

Annabel Abbs – Frieda

May 6, 2019

Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart

September 17, 2018

Elliot Ackerman – Dark at the Crossing

November 19, 2017

Nick Alexander – The Photographer’s Wife

November 21, 2015

Monica Ali – Untold Story

November 20, 2015

Kim van Alkemade – Orphan #8

December 30, 2015

Isabel Allende – In the Midst of Winter

December 12, 2017

Isabel Allende – Eva Luna

October 4, 2015

Eric Ambler – Cause for Alarm

March 5, 2018

Kent Anderson – Green Sun

April 20, 2018

Jeffrey Archer – Heads You Win

December 26, 2018

Nadeem Aslam – The Golden Legend

July 15, 2017

Kate Atkinson – A God in Ruins

October 3, 2015