Issue 99 (February 2022)

The Key In The Lock

By Beth Underdown - Published 2022

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

A gothic tale, set in rural Cornwall over two timelines. In the first, the narrator Ivy is trying to come to terms with ...Read Review

Emilie

By Ingrid Ramsdale - Published 2021

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Emilie is a compelling novel set during the wars between Catholics and Huguenots in 16th-century France.  Emilie, the daughter of a Huguenot nobleman, ...Read Review

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

By Honorée Fanonne Jeffers - Published 2021

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In 1973 a baby girl is born to Belle and Geoff Garfield. Ailey Pearl Garfield is a lover of books, a child whose lineage ...Read Review

Not One Of Us (The Teifi Valley Coroner Series, 4)

By Alis Hawkins - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Teifi Valley, Wales, 1851. Harry Probert-Lloyd, though only 27, has been forced back from London by failing eyesight to his lands at Glanteifi. As coroner ...Read Review

The Last Grand Duchess

By Bryn Turnbull - Published 2022

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

When The Last Grand Duchess opens in March 1917, we are witness to the collapse of a world: the privileged existence of the Romanov ...Read Review

The Fortune Men

By Nadifa Mohamed - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

‘Defend me for what? You can’t get me to worrying,’ says Mahmood Mattan, when offered legal representation after his arrest in Tiger’...Read Review

When the Nightingale Sings

By Suzanne Kelman - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

When the Nightingale Sings tells the fictionalised life of real-life scientist Joan Curran and Hollywood film star, Hedy Lamarr. The novel explores the ...Read Review

Some Rise By Sin

By Siôn Scott-Wilson - Published 2021

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London, 1829: while passing themselves off as bakers, Sammy and Facey make a living as talented “Resurrection Men” and as debt-collectors, in which a “...Read Review

When We Lost Our Heads

By Heather O’Neill - Published 2022

Genres:

Literary

In late 19th-century Montreal, girls and women are filled with rage in Heather O’Neill’s When We Lost Our Heads. The story ...Read Review

Walking the Divide: A Tale of a Journey Home

By Halima Khan - Published 2021

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In 1947, at the time of the Partition of India, Europe was still in the grip of the aftereffects of World War Two, preoccupied ...Read Review

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