18th Century

The Involuntary American: A Scottish Prisoner’s Journey to the New World

By Carol Gardner - Published 2018



Thomas Doughty was born into a poor farming family in the Scottish Lowlands during the run of bad harvests of the Little Ice ...Read Review

The Corpse Played Dead

By Georgina Clarke - Published 2019



Lizzie Hardwicke is a brilliant, educated, and kind sex worker. Seated in a theater with her colleagues, she learns that she is also ...Read Review

The West Indian

By valerie browne lester - Published 2019


Lester’s haunting novel is, in part, the birth story of two infamous Brontë characters: the boy who becomes Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights ...Read Review

Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel

By Dexter Palmer - Published 2019


Popular 18th-century medical theory espouses the idea that a woman’s mind – what she sees and what her thoughts dwell upon – can have ...Read Review

The Wisdom of Bones

By Kitty Aldridge - Published 2019


London, 1879. Percival Unusual George is a showman. He leads a troupe of nine performing Remarkables. He is driven by a dream of fame ...Read Review

Ghost Fire

By Tom Harper - By Wilbur Smith - Published 2019



In 1754, while Theo and Connie Courtney are living in India, a French army attacks their fort, and they experience the tragic death of ...Read Review

The Traitor of Treasure Island

By John Drake - Published 2019



Most of us carry with us from our adolescence a familiarity with Treasure Island, its fast-moving plot, its thrilling locations and above all, ...Read Review

Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women

By E. Knight - By Heather Webb - By Kate Quinn - By Laura Kamoie - By Sophie Perinot - By Stephanie Dray - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Women are central in our visual imagination of the French Revolution – from the doomed Queen Marie Antoinette to Charlotte Corday, who stabbed the ...Read Review

A Close Run Thing

By David Donachie - Published 2019



This, the fifteenth of the John Pearce novels, is set in 1796 with Lieutenant Pearce and his companion Samuel Oliphant trying to get back ...Read Review

Black Wings: A Novel of the French Revolution

By Sophie Masson - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

1798: the Vendee is a peaceful French departement where four young friends enjoy each other’s company. Loyal, intelligent Jacques Verdun, aristocratic painter Edmond ...Read Review