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By Kevin Crossley-Holland -
Kevin Crossley-Holland inverts the Viking stereotypes with this sparkling and poetic story. His Vikings lust for trade, not war. Their bravery is demonstrated ...Read Review
By Terry Deary -
1940. The Sheffield steel factories are working flat out for the war effort. So far they haven’t been bombed but there are a ...Read Review
By Jane Kirkpatrick -
In 1896 Norwegian-American Helga Etsby accepts a challenge from the New York World and the fashion industry to walk 3500 miles from Spokane to New ...Read Review
By Kader Abdollah -
Like a lovely dream turned nightmare, The House of the Mosque shakes us awake. The author, Kader Abdollah, a pseudonym, paints the picture ...Read Review
By Elaine di Rollo -
After reviewing and very much enjoying Ms di Rollo’s first novel, A Proper Education for Girls, I eagerly awaited this, her second ...Read Review
By Rebecca Hunt -
Esther Hammerhans, a young librarian with the House of Commons, is disturbed when she finds a prospective new lodger at her front door. ...Read Review
By James L. Nelson -
General Sir William Howe commanded a British assault force against a ragtag collection of ill-trained rebels at the Battle of Bunker Hill on ...Read Review
By Jack Hight -
This exciting and interesting novel is the first installment of a planned trilogy following the life and fortunes of the great Salah ad-Din (...Read Review
By Cynthia Ozick -
Published 2010Published 2011
I had never read any of Ozick’s work before this one. Being a diehard Henry James devotee, I was intrigued by the ...Read Review
By Victoria Alexander -
Proper Victorian Harrison, Lord Montdale, is distressed to discover a memoir on the point of publication detailing Lady Hermione Middlebury’s salacious affairs. ...Read Review
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