Molly & the Captain

By Anthony Quinn - Published 2022



This book takes its name from a picture of his two daughters made by the 18th-century painter William Merrymount. The other daughter in ...Read Review

Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain

By Margaret Willson - Published 2023



Thurídur Einarsdóttir (1777-1863) was born in a hamlet on the harsh coast of Iceland, the child of a poor seasonal fishing ...Read Review

Jamie MacGillivray: The Renegade’s Journey

By John Sayles - Published 2023



Scotland, 1746, and Jamie MacGillivray, shivering in the rain, brings a message from France to Lord Lovat, the Auld Fox, his Hogarth portrait vividly ...Read Review

A Child of the Dales

By Diane Allen - Published 2022


1785: On the edges of the Yorkshire moors and dales, a mother and her foundling daughter make their living running a remote inn, with ...Read Review

The Curious Life of Elizabeth Blackwell

By Pamela Holmes - Published 2022


Biographical Fiction

Aberdeen, 1730: the cultured, restless Elizabeth Blachrie resists her parents’ attempts to marry her to a dull but suitable man, for she is in ...Read Review

Journey Back to Freedom: The Olaudah Equiano Story

By Catherine Johnson - By Katie Hickey (illus.) - Published 2022


Children/Young Adult

In 1756, an 11-year-old African boy is on guard in his village while his parents go to market. He spots slave traders who terrorise ...Read Review

A Time to Fight

By John Aubin - Published 2022



Once a grenadier in the Royal Army, Will Sturt returns home to Goudhurst, England, after four years of fighting. Much has changed, but ...Read Review

The Weather Woman

By Sally Gardner - Published 2022


Neva, a Russian girl, has a gift—she can predict the weather. In January 1789, the Thames is frozen over, and London is enjoying ...Read Review

A Wild & True Relation

By Kim Sherwood - Published 2023



Sherwood quickly captures the reader’s imagination in this blistering tale of early 18th-century love, betrayal, murder, and revenge, wrapped up in a ...Read Review

The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

By Paterson Joseph - Published 2022


There is much to recommend in this debut novel by the writer and actor, Paterson Joseph. The book is in many ways a ...Read Review

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