20th Century

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

By Júlia Sardà (illus.) - By Katherine Woodfine - Published 2015

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

On her own after the death of her father, 14-year-old Sophie Taylor feels lucky to have secured a job as a shop girl ...Read Review

A Death in the Dales: A Kate Shackleton Mystery

By Frances Brody - Published 2015Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This, the seventh in Brody’s Kate Shackleton series, offers classic, English-countryside, cozy-mystery enjoyment. Kate, WWI widow and enquiry agent, aims for a ...Read Review

The Dark Circle

By Linda Grant - Published 2016

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Post-war austerity London in 1949, and feisty East-ender brother and sister twins Lenny and Miriam Lenskey are shocked when they are both diagnosed with ...Read Review

The Afterlife of Stars

By Josef Kertes - Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

Budapest, 1956. The childhood of Robert Beck ends abruptly when the Hungarian Revolution is crushed and his family forced to flee to Paris. Finding ...Read Review

Renting Silence

By Mary Miley - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Miley’s third Roaring ´20s mystery delivers more zippy entertainment that taps into the spirit of the time when Hollywood’s silent film ...Read Review

Two She-Bears

By Meir Shalev - By Stuart Schoffman (trans.) - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

In 1930, before the founding of the state of Israel, Ze’ev Tavori settles in a new cooperative agricultural moshav. His parents send him ...Read Review

The Last Night

By Cesca Major - Published 2016

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In August 1952 a flash flood swept away the tourist village of Lynmouth in north Devon. All the bodies which were recovered after the ...Read Review

The Horseman

By Tim Pears - Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

Leo Sercombe lives with his family, tenant farmers on an estate in rural Somerset, in 1911. He’s interested in nature, horses in particular, ...Read Review

Come Next Spring

By Alana White - Published 2016Published c1990

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Salina Harris is a stubborn, outspoken twelve-year-old from a small mountain town in Tennessee. It’s 1949, and while WWII left scarred lives in ...Read Review

Cakewalk

By Rita Mae Brown - Published 2016

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Cakewalk is the long-awaited addition to Ms. Brown’s highly popular Runnymede Series. Set against the backdrop of the ending of WWI, Cakewalk ...Read Review