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By Anna Jacobs -
1915. Greyladies, in Wiltshire, is a manor house, half of which the government has requisitioned to house German refugees while Phoebe Latimer, the current ...Read Review
By Hoyt Rogers (trans.) - By Philippe Claudel -
France, December 1917, in the midst of the Great War and a harsh winter. In an unidentified town just behind the front line, a ...Read Review
By Jane Petrlik Smolik -
The delightful power of imagination compels three young girls to send a very special message and object in a sealed bottle in the ...Read Review
By Cinda Gault -
This literary debut novel comprises the account of 22-year-old Abigail Peacock, a British woman who had accompanied her father to remote Wabigoon in ...Read Review
By Jess Steven Hughes -
Between 27 and 40 AD, Britain is inhabited by several tribes, all ruled by kings, each with his own parcel of land. They have to ...Read Review
By Amanda Scott -
The Scottish Borders, 1428. When Devil Ormiston follows a cattle raider home, he is surprised to find that the thief is 19-year-old Robyna Gledstanes, ...Read Review
By S.G. MacLean -
Oliver Cromwell’s London in 1654 is a place of distrust, censorship, spies and murder. Covert royalists plot to return the son of the ...Read Review
By Naomi J. Williams -
To say that this debut novel is thoroughly delightful may sound too dismissive of what is a deeply researched and ingeniously told story, ...Read Review
By Stephen Jarvis -
Robert Seymour is the most prolific cartoonist and caricaturist in 1830s England. Seymour develops a new character named Mr. Pickwick, and presents his ...Read Review
By John D. Nesbitt -
During the late 19th century, after many of the buffalo that roamed the plains have been killed, Jim Fontaine and his partner, Ben ...Read Review
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