Ghost Fire

By Tom Harper - By Wilbur Smith - Published 2019



In 1754, while Theo and Connie Courtney are living in India, a French army attacks their fort, and they experience the tragic death of ...Read Review

The Traitor of Treasure Island

By John Drake - Published 2019



Most of us carry with us from our adolescence a familiarity with Treasure Island, its fast-moving plot, its thrilling locations and above all, ...Read Review

Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

By Kathryn Harkup - Published 2018



The tale of the scientist Victor Frankenstein and the creature he fashions and animates is just as compelling today as it was when ...Read Review

The Cornish Lady (Cornish Saga)

By Nicola Pryce - Published 2019



This novel is well-written in the first person, with interesting characters and an intricate plot which is resolved happily – the villains are caught ...Read Review

A Man in Love

By David Dollenmayer (trans.) - By Martin Walser - Published 2019


Biographical FictionLiterary

In the summer of 1823, while on a promenade in Marienbad, Johannes Wolfgang von Goethe, then 73, literary, scientific, and cultural lion, confidant of kings, ...Read Review

The Dressmaker of Draper’s Lane

By Liz Trenow - Published 2019


Spitalfields, 1768: costumière Miss Charlotte buys a sample of chinoiserie silk at an auction job lot, and disturbs a long-buried memory. Taking a ...Read Review

The Impostress: The Dishonest Adventures of Sarah Wilson

By R.J. Clarke - Published 2019



“The greatest impostress of the present age” was the mysterious Sarah Wilson who, from her late teens, wandered alone across 18th-century England duping ...Read Review

Say No to the Duke: The Wildes of Lindow Castle

By Eloisa James - Published 2019



Lady Boadicea Wilde (Betsy to her friends) sets out to receive more proposals than any other debutante, not too difficult really since she ...Read Review

The Mozart Girl

By Barbara Nickel - Published 2019


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Maria Anna Walburga Ignatia Mozart enjoys beautiful gowns, birthday gifts, and sweets as much as any 12-year-old girl, but she has an extraordinary ...Read Review


By Meg Keneally - Published 2019


Fled is based on an extraordinary true story. Desperate to escape a life of gruelling poverty in Cornwall, Jenny Trelawney turns to highway ...Read Review