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By Jacqueline Jacques -
The Colours of Corruption’s cover is suggestive of the atmosphere the author means to evoke, in a palette of murky greens and ...Read Review
By Annabel Lyon -
Published 2012Published 2013
The Sweet Girl, Annabel Lyon’s follow up novel to her award winning 2011 novel, The Golden Mean, is a fast-moving, fascinating read even ...Read Review
By Rory Clements -
This is the fifth novel in Clements’ John Shakespeare series. For the uninitiated, John Shakespeare is Will Shakespeare’s fictional elder brother who ...Read Review
By Cara Elliott -
Regency-set romantic adventure abounds in this third of the Lords of Midnight series. Taking a cue from Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Elliott’s ...Read Review
By Terry Deary -
London, March 1843. Jenny and her Granddad are toshers, that is, scavengers in the sewers, a dangerous and smelly job, but they like it. ...Read Review
By Daniel Arsand - By Howard Curtis (trans.) -
Lovers is a short novel set in prerevolutionary France (1749) that illuminates a relationship between Balthazar de Créon, a nobleman, and a 15-year-old ...Read Review
By Lynn Austin -
All Things New is a captivating novel about Reconstruction in the South. The story focuses on three women: Josephine Weatherly, her mother Eugenia, ...Read Review
By Kylie Fitzpatrick -
Inspired by a real historical artefact, The Rajan Quilt, sewn by women convicts on their way to Australia, this novel moves from Ireland ...Read Review
By Peter Leavell -
The Battle of Port Royal, which took place on November 7, 1861, was a pivotal Union victory during the Civil War. The successful capture of ...Read Review
By Jack Steel -
Jerusalem, 1870. In an illegal excavation, Charles Warren locates and removes a priceless artefact from its ancient hiding place. Years later, he is still ...Read Review
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