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Historical Fiction

You can view our entire archive of book reviews further down the page, or go direct to your preferred genre using the list below. If you would like to submit a book review of your own to be considered for publication, you can do so here.

The Secret of Eveline House by Sheila Forsey
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

The Secret of Eveline House by Sheila Forsey is published with Poolbeg Books. It is a very intriguing historical novel taking the reader back to a different Ireland, a time...

Hamnet by Maggie O’ Farrell
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

Hamnet by Maggie O’ Farrell is the highly anticipated new release from this much loved writer. Published with Tinder Press it is described as ‘a stunning new departure for Maggie...

A Matter of Interpretation by Elizabeth Mac Donald
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

A Matter of Interpretation by Elizabeth Mac Donald is published with Fairlight Books. Described as ‘an enthralling tale of knowledge, language and power in medieval Europe’, it is now released...

ADELE: The Forgotten Sister of Fred Astaire by Nicola Cassidy
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

ADELE: The Forgotten Sister of Fred Astaire. Dancer, Icon, Star by Nicola Cassidy is quite simply a delicious read. Just published with Poolbeg Press, it is a wonderful blend of fact...

The Lost Lights of St Kilda by Elisabeth Gifford
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘He would be back soon, I felt it, for our love was a living thing, growing and breathing as surely as all the birds in the air.’ The Lost Lights...

The Emerald Affair by Janet MacLeod Trotter
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

The Emerald Affair is the first book of The Raj Hotel, a new series from writer Janet MacLeod Trotter. Published with Lake Union Publishing, it is described as ‘an evocative tale of life...

The Watsons by Rose Servitova
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Over two hundred years ago, Jane Austen started writing The Watsons but it was never completed…until now. Irish writer Rose Servitova made a decision to pick up where Jane Austen left off...

A Great Beauty by A. O’Connor
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

Irish writer A. O’Connor returns with A Great Beauty, a name which I absolutely despise because it diminishes the quality of the historical writing within. Finding success with previous titles...

A Great Beauty by A. O’Connor
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Their relationship shocked London High Society and in Ireland was only spoken about in whispers – until now. Michael Collins – he was Ireland’s greatest hero. Lady Hazel Lavery –...

Canticle by Liz McSkeane
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

I did not ask for this commission, I do not want it and yet, here I am. I still do not understand what has persuaded me or whether, having agreed...