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Beyond the Bay

By Rebecca Burns - Published 2018


Isobel and her husband Brendan left England to make a new life in New Zealand, but after ten years of struggling they have ...Read Review

The Hundred Wells of Salaga

By Ayesha Harruna Attah - Published 2018Published 2019



Near the end of the 19th century, as transatlantic slavery has been essentially abolished, internal slavery persists in Ghana. Two quite different young ...Read Review

Leading Men

By Christopher Castellani - Published 2019


Biographical FictionLiterary

Leading Men achieves what historical fiction does best. Taking the spotlight from the famous protagonists in history, the novel projects its luminous beam ...Read Review

The Blue

By Nancy Bilyeau (author) - Published 2018


Genevieve Planché, granddaughter of French Huguenots, desperately wants to escape her stifling existence in Spitalfields to be a “history painter” in the fashion ...Read Review

The Children of Jocasta

By Natalie Haynes - Published 2018



Another group of girls break their silence in this brilliant adaptation of the Oedipus myth, told from the perspective of its female protagonists. ...Read Review

The Coronation: A Fandorin Mystery

By Boris Akunin - Published 2010Published 2019



1896: The Romanov imperial family and heads of state from around the world gather in Moscow for the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II. Among ...Read Review

The Blood of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 17)

By Simon Scarrow - Published 2018



It’s scarcely believable that The Blood of Rome is the seventeenth adventure of Cato and Macro, but such is the skill with ...Read Review

Betsy and Lilibet

By Sophie Duffy - Published 2018


London, 1926: two baby girls are born in London. One becomes Queen Elizabeth II. The other girl is the daughter of an undertaker south ...Read Review

Blood Moon: A Captive’s Tale

By Ruth Hull Chatlien - Published 2017



In 1862 Minnesota, Sarah Wakefield’s peaceful life with her husband and two young children is about to change radically. The food and money ...Read Review

The Glovemaker

By Ann Weisgarber - Published 2019


Ann Weisgarber excels at the slowly unfurling tale, where the characters’ waiting and indecision build tension as deftly as any action sequence. The ...Read Review

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