HNS Bristol and South West Chapter

The Bristol and South West Chapter of the Historical Novel Society is for readers and writers of historical fiction and is a chance to meet fellow historical fiction enthusiasts. It is open to members of the HNS and non-members, with no obligation to join the Society. Meetings will be free (though a small charge might have to be made to cover venue costs). If you would like to join, just come along to the next meeting.

What is the HNS?

The HNS is a literary society devoted to promoting the enjoyment of historical fiction. The HNS is based in the USA and the UK but welcomes members (who can be readers or writers) from all round the world. Find out more at the Historical Novel Society website.


The Bristol and South West chapter meets monthly at the Bristol Central Library from 5.45 to 7.15 pm. For directions see the Bristol Central Library website.

Meeting Dates:-

22 May 2014

19 June 2014

17 July 2014


An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris. We will be discussing the novel and looking at the theme of espionage in historical fiction on 22 May 2014. If you prefer to shop local, you can order the book from for delivery to your local bookshop.