18th Century

The Firebird

By Susanna Kearsley - Published 2013



When art gallery assistant Nicola Marter takes hold of a small, carved bird, known only as the Firebird, she can tell at once ...Read Review

Sapphire Blue

By Kerstin Gier - Published 2012


Children/Young AdultFantasyTime-slip

In this sequel to Ruby Red, reluctant time travelers Gwen and Gideon return to continue their adventures between worlds. The Circle of Twelve ...Read Review

Smuggler’s Kiss

By Marie-Louise Jensen - Published 2013


AdventureChildren/Young AdultNautical

Set in the Georgian period, the story centres around wealthy 15-year-old Isabelle, who finds her circumstances dramatically changed and, in despair, tries to ...Read Review

Dark Tales from the Woods

By Daniel Morden - Published 2012


Children/Young AdultFantasy

This collection of tales comes from the early 18th-century travelling gypsy storyteller, Abram Wood, stories which have passed down the Wood family for ...Read Review

The Prince’s Lady: Bresciano and the Baroness

By Mary Chiappe - By Sam Benady - Published 2012



The lesson that I learnt from reading this book is that one should never, ever, judge a book by its cover. The novel’...Read Review

The Patriot’s Fate

By Alaric Bond - Published 2012



It is 1798, and Ireland is rising up against her British masters. Two friends, Crowley and King — the one Irish and the other British — ...Read Review

I, Hogarth

By Michael Dean - Published 2012Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

Renowned artist William Hogarth, whose paintings and engravings illustrated the unfortunate and decadent lives of 18th-century London residents, is born in the London ...Read Review

The Stockholm Octavo

By Karen Engelmann - Published 2012


The Stockholm Octavo is set in 18th-century Stockholm against the background of the last years of Sweden’s Golden Age and the spread ...Read Review

The Dead Shall Not Rest

By Tessa Harris - Published 2013



In this second mystery featuring Dr. Thomas Silkstone, the Philadelphian anatomist living in 1780s London investigates the murder of a castrato singer whose ...Read Review

The Duchess of Drury Lane

By Freda Lightfoot - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

Dorothy Jordan, Drury Lane’s most notable comedic actress, grew up in Ireland where she had few career choices, being the illegitimate daughter ...Read Review