Editors' Choice

Miss Austen

By Gill Hornby - Published 2020

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a female author in possession of a good literary heritage is never in want of present-day ...Read Review

The First Actress: A Novel of Sarah Bernhardt

By C.W. Gortner - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

“I saw myself at Hugo’s side, the daughter of a courtesan, whom no one save my dear Dumas had believed would amount ...Read Review

Arrowood and the Thames Corpses

By Finlay - By Mick - Published 2020

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Mystery/CrimeThriller

The third instalment of the Arrowood series from Mick Finlay will enthral fans and newcomers alike. It’s set in the sweltering summer ...Read Review

The Florios of Sicily

By Katherine Gregor (trans.) - By Stefania Auci - Published 2020

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Saga

Translated from Italian, this novel follows seventy years of the 19th century’s most powerful real-life family of Sicily. The story opens in 1799 ...Read Review

Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen (UK) / Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen (US)

By Alison Weir - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

This is a superb novel about a young queen who was the victim of powerful and ambitious persons around her. Neglected by her ...Read Review

Raphael, Painter in Rome

By Stephanie Storey - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

Stephanie Storey follows up her stunning debut, Oil and Marble, a novel about the rivalry between Leonardo and Michelangelo, with another brilliant novel ...Read Review

The Mirror & the Light (Wolf Hall Trilogy 3)

By Hilary Mantel - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

Following Anne Boleyn’s beheading in May 1536, chief councillor Thomas Cromwell’s star has never shone brighter in Henry VIII’s eyes. But ...Read Review

Hostage to Fortune (Bradecote & Catchpoll)

By Sarah Hawkswood - Published 2020

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Mystery/Crime

It’s the time of the Anarchy in 1144; Bradecote is now a wet-behind-the-ears undersheriff, and Catchpoll is the experienced Serjeant tasked with babysitting ...Read Review

The Book of Longings

By Sue Monk Kidd - Published 2020

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Kidd has taken a concept which could have been seriously strained – imagining the life of the woman who married Jesus in 1st-century Judea – ...Read Review

The Lost Diary of M

By Paul Wolfe - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In 1964, Washington socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer was murdered during her daily walk in Georgetown. The murder remains unsolved to this day, and rumors ...Read Review

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