20th Century

Easterleigh Hall

By Margaret Graham - Published 2014


On some occasions it may be perfectly justified to judge a book by its cover, and in this case, you would be absolutely ...Read Review

The Balloonist

By James Long - Published 2014



In the summer of 1914, Scottish ex-cavalry officer Willy Fraser is left feeling restless and rootless after the death of his troubled father. A ...Read Review

Wolf Point

By Mike Thompson - Published 2014



It’s the 1920s and Prohibition is at its peak in Wolf Point, Montana. Sheriff Andy Larson doesn’t want any part of ...Read Review

Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony

By Michele Wood (illus.) - By Nikki Grimes - Published 2015


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

In 1904, before a meeting of the New York State Suffrage Association, Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman meet for tea. In one long ...Read Review

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

By Dylan Thomas - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

This is the story of a boy’s Christmas in Wales in the 1920s, beautifully and evocatively illustrated by Peter Bailey. It is ...Read Review

The Rules of Love and Law

By Jeff Russell - Published 2014


The action of Russell’s atmospheric, and very accomplished novel, opens in Baltimore in 1938 and gets off to a quick start: Juliana Corbeau, ...Read Review

Three Daughters

By Consuelo Saah Baehr - Published 2014



This is an epic saga spanning three generations from a Palestinian village near Jerusalem. The women are all bound by secrets that have ...Read Review

Enter Pale Death

By Barbara Cleverly - Published 2014



In Suffolk, 1933, the wife of a promising politician is trampled to death by a vicious stallion. Although this has been officially dismissed as ...Read Review

The Repercussions

By Catherine Hall - Published 2014


War photographer Jo returns from an assignment in Afghanistan and hides herself away in the flat in Brighton she has just inherited from ...Read Review

Nothing Undone Remained

By Dominic Luke - Published 2014


I’m not the target audience for this as I am not interested in, for instance, cricket, which according to Roderick, the Edwardian ...Read Review