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Many historical fiction books are numbered among the most popular novels of modern times. Some of the best known authors of the 21st century have built their reputations on historical fiction, and many of their stories have inspired hit TV series and films. From the embattled gates of Troy to the fine mansions of Victorian England, historical fiction transports its readers to forgotten times and transfixing locations, shining spotlights on the best and worst of humanity’s past.
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Historical Fiction Bestsellers

Historical novels for every era

The world’s top writers of historical fiction books have produced stunning novels spanning human history, from our near mythical ancient past to the highs and lows of the 20th century. Whatever time period you want to read about, explore our latest releases to find something brand new to take you into the past.

Historical romance books

Many historical novels are inspired by romances both real and imagined from bygone centuries, bringing the trials and tribulations of past societies to the modern imagination. Bestsellers like The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Angela Carter’s Night at the Circus and Julia Quinn’s hit Bridgerton series all explore romance in different times and places.

Historical adventures

Historical fiction is also a place for adventure, heroics and the grim realities of war. See the Trojan War from an all-new perspective in Natalie Haynes’ A Thousand Ships, relive the end of World War 2 in the Courtney series by Wilbur Smith, or step into the folklore of ancient Britain in Sistersong, a stunning novel by Lucy Holland.