20th Century

True Stories from World War I

By Peter Hepplewhite - Published 2014


Children/Young AdultMilitaryShort Stories

The Great War has always been an emotive subject, and it’s a difficult task to portray it with both frankness and delicacy ...Read Review

The Winter Horses

By Philip Kerr - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

Winter, 1941, Ukraine. The Nazis have invaded Russia, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Not only have they massacred indiscriminately, they also have ...Read Review

In the Shadow of the Tokolosh

By K. Conrad - Published 2010



Set in the years between the mid nineteen fifties and early nineteen seventies in what was initially Northern Rhodesia, we follow the lives ...Read Review

A Liverpool Legacy

By Anne Baker - Published 2014



In the spring of 1947 Millie and Pete Maynard take their daughter Sylvie on a sailing trip for a celebration birthday picnic. The weather ...Read Review

Potions and Paper Cranes

By Elisabet Titik Murtisari (trans.) - By Lan Fang - Published 2013



This novel’s mesmerizing prologue opens in 2003 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Afterward, the timeline slips to the 1940s during WWII, describing life on the ...Read Review

Hardcastle’s Quartet

By Graham Ison - Published 2014



In June 1918, Divisional Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle of the A (Whitehall) Division of London’s Metropolitan Police is presented with a puzzling new ...Read Review

The Interview

By Patricia O’Reilly - Published 2014


Drawing on facts but not constrained by them, The Interview imagines the meeting one Parisian afternoon in 1972 of the famed and aged Irish ...Read Review


By Julia Stoneham - Published 2014



I believe it was William Golding who, when asked about the rules for good writing replied, there are no rules. I see what ...Read Review

The Flowers of the Field

By Sarah Harrison - Published 2013



Originally published in the early 1980s, The Flowers of the Field is the first part of Sarah Harrison’s Flower Trilogy which begins ...Read Review

After Auschwitz: A Love Story

By Brenda Webster - Published 2014


Alzheimer’s and Auschwitz. In this contemporary novel, the sufferings caused by these two ordeals are thoroughly intertwined as 88-year-old Renzo, a highly ...Read Review