Renaissance

Magdeburg

By Heather Richardson - Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

Richardson’s first novel takes as its backdrop the Siege of Magdeburg in 1631, one of the more brutal passages of play in the ...Read Review

Cabinet of Curiosities

By Paul Dowswell - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Lukas DeClerq is travelling to Prague to become an apprentice to his Uncle Anselmus, court physician to the Emperor Rudolph II. His journey, ...Read Review

The Alchemist and the Angel

By Joanne Owen - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Jan is apprentice to his uncle, an alchemist, living in Venice in 1583. After losing his parents to the plague, Aunt Greta and Uncle ...Read Review

Kabbalah of Stone

By Irene Reti - Published 2010

Genres:

Kabbalah of Stone primarily takes place in 1491 in Girona, Spain, and follows the story of Domingo Fontclara, a scribe with a secret Jewish ...Read Review

Poison: A Novel of the Renaissance

By Sara Poole - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Sara Poole, in her new novel, Poison, captures the color and pace of the best contemporary thrillers. With a style similar to James ...Read Review

Honour and the Sword

By A.L. Berridge - Published 2010

Genres:

Epic

1636 – the height of the Thirty Years War. As the story opens, Spanish armies invade King Louis XIII’s France. The sleepy border village ...Read Review

The Astronomer

By Lawrence Goldstone - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

Do not – I repeat – do not start the last one hundred pages of Lawrence Goldstone’s The Astronomer if anything or anyone will ...Read Review

His Last Duchess

By Gabrielle Kimm - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This debut novel is a fictionalised account of the real life Lucrezia de’Medici, probably best known for being the eponymous heroine in ‘...Read Review

Fate & Fortune

By Shirley McKay - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Giles Locke, physician, is reluctantly diagnosing yet another case of ‘morbus gallicus’ [the pox]. Hastening to join his wife Meg for the funeral ...Read Review

Till the Day Go Down

By Jen Black - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureRomance

The border country between England and Scotland is a lawless and dangerous place in the mid-16th century, so when Harry Wharton, travelling ...Read Review