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By India Edghill -
This is a sprawling tale that, despite the title, is as much about two men, Daniel and Hegai, as it is about queens. ...Read Review
By James Wilde -
Published 2015Published 2015-08-13
Hereward the Wake is one of a plethora of lesser-known British folk heroes, an adventurer who carried on a guerrilla war against the ...Read Review
By Eugene Vodolazkin - By Lisa Hayden (trans.) -
Eugene Vodolazkin’s second novel, Laurus, is the winner of two major Russian literary awards. His first novel, Solovyov and Larionov, also garnered ...Read Review
By Joyce Elson Moore -
In 1649 Sweden, a Polish soldier and lute player, Johan Sokolewski, is seeking refuge from the horrors of the Thirty Years War. He is ...Read Review
By J. C. Briggs -
London, November 1849. The novelist Charles Dickens and Superintendent Sam Jones of Bow Street are looking for a missing boy and his dog. A ...Read Review
By Karen Hawkins -
Set in 19th-century Scotland during what appears to be the time of the Napoleonic Wars, The Prince and I is the second installment ...Read Review
By Charlie Lovett -
The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge is a delightful sequel to Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that is imaginatively woven together by the author ...Read Review
By Andrew Swanston -
With the Bicentenary of Waterloo this year, Swanston’s novel takes us into the thick of the campaign. We experience both the confusion ...Read Review
By Anita Davison -
Never before have I read about a transatlantic crossing with so many murders. In 1902, the Minneapolis, a small cargo and passenger ship passes ...Read Review
By Tim Griffiths -
Photographer Frank Hurley needs little introduction to anyone fascinated with early 20th century Antarctic exploration, or who has ever been moved by his ...Read Review
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