20th Century

A Deceptive Devotion (A Lane Winslow Mystery)

By Iona Whishaw - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Lane Winslow, raised in Latvia, is fluent in both English and Russian. After a stint in the UK spy services, she has “retired” ...Read Review

Captain Rosalie

By Timothee de Fombelle - Published 2019

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Five-year-old Rosalie lives in a French village with her mother, who has had to work in a nearby factory since her father went ...Read Review

Land of the Living

By Georgina Harding - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

Charlie Ashe, a survivor of World War II battles against the Japanese in the uplands of northern India, is trying to adapt to ...Read Review

Island Song

By Madeleine Bunting - Published 2019

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Island Song is set partly in the present day and partly during the Second World War. The main story features Helene, a young ...Read Review

The Year the Swans Came

By Barbara Spencer - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

In a town still recovering from the aftermath of invaders, Magrit aka “Maidy” is turning 16, an age heralding womanhood. However, birthdays haven’t ...Read Review

The Light from the Dark Side of the Moon: A Novel

By Norman G. Gautreau - Published 2019

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In 2014 Boston, 92-year-old Henry Budge, a retired, widowed history professor and WWII veteran, wants to attend the 70th D-Day ceremonies in France. But ...Read Review

Zuleikha

By Guzel Yakhina - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Soviet Russia in 1930. The gradual accession of Stalin to power in the 1920s eventually ended the liberalization of society and the economy, leading ...Read Review

Death Beneath the Waves

By Anthony Palmiotti - Published 2019

Genres:

MilitaryNautical

In January 1942, U-124 sets sail toward what are considered to be easy targets—ships paralleling the Eastern Seaboard that have not yet been ...Read Review

Hear the Echo

By Rob Gittins - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Set in a mining town in the Welsh Valleys, this dual-narrative novel centres around an Italian café, “Carini’s”. One strand is the ...Read Review

Graceland

By Bethan Roberts - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

From the moment she first holds him, after his twin brother is stillborn, Gladys Presley loves her son ferociously. This is a love ...Read Review