18th Century

The Skull and the Nightingale

By Michael Irwin - Published 2013


This is a well-written, expertly researched novel set in Georgian England. Richard Fenwick, an orphan, has been supported by his godfather, the wealthy ...Read Review

At the Dying of the Year (Richard Nottingham Mysteries)

By Chris Nickson - Published 2013



The year is 1733, and it has not been an easy one for Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds. Still recovering from a stab wound, ...Read Review

Drawn to Perfection

By Victoria Owens - Published 2013



Drawn to Perfection is set in the Welsh Marches of the 1750s. Caelica’s mother is ill, her brother faces trial for forgery ...Read Review

The Pagoda Tree

By Claire Scobie - Published 2013Published 2017


In 18th-century India, women are the chattels of gods or men. When she is branded a handmaiden of Shiva, young Maya’s destiny ...Read Review

Lara’s Gift

By Annemarie O’Brien - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Debut author Annemarie O’Brien has created a wonderful middle grade novel set in Imperial Russia. The book tells the story of Lara, ...Read Review

Walking into the Wild

By Nancy Means Wright - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

After having their home raided by Tories and Indians, the Foot children and their mother retreat south to live with relatives. The children ...Read Review

How to Create the Perfect Wife

By Wendy Moore - Published 2013



The feminist in me – not to mention the far from perfect wife – quailed at the title of this book. Neither need have worried. ...Read Review

A Sea of Troubles

By David Donachie - Published 2012



It is 1794, and Britannia is doing its best to rule the waves to the detriment of Revolutionary France. John Pearce, son of a ...Read Review

The Royal Physician’s Visit

By Per Olov Enquist - By Tiina Nunnally (trans.) - Published 2001Published 2013



In 1768 a magnetic, handsome German physician named Struensee became royal physician to King Christian VII of Denmark. Struensee was a man of the ...Read Review

Pirate’s Revenge

By Douglas Boren - Published 2012



I enjoy pirate-based  stories so much I even write my own series, so I am somewhat hesitant to meet characters created by other ...Read Review