The Assassin of Verona

By Benet Brandreth - Published 2017


Venice. Three players, Oldcastle, Hemminges and young William Shakespeare, disguised as the English ambassador and his servants, have discovered a Papal plot against ...Read Review

Publish and Perish

By Anna Castle - Published 2017



It is an art to bring the past to life, an art at which Ms Castle excels. Through a myriad of small details, ...Read Review

The Gryphon at Bay

By Louise Turner - Published 2017


1489: Hugh, the Second Lord Montgomerie, has just lost his father and is now given substantial power as a member of the Privy Council, ...Read Review

Fools and Mortals

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2017Published 2017-10-19Published 2018


This is a complete change of scene, time and character from Sharpe and Uhtred, previous well-beloved characters in Cornwell’s fiction. In Elizabethan ...Read Review

The Raven’s Widow

By Adrienne Dillard - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Jane Parker Boleyn has had a mixed reception throughout history; she is thought to have been a scheming, wily woman. Dillard has painted ...Read Review

A Column of Fire

By Ken Follett - Published 2017



This engrossing book is the third novel in Ken Follett’s Kingsbridge series. The first two were worldwide best sellers and the third ...Read Review

Queen of Martyrs

By Samantha Wilcoxson - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Uncertainty is the byword of Mary Tudor’s tumultuous life. Kept away from her father, King Henry VIII, until shortly before he died, ...Read Review


By Nicholas Bowling - Published 2017


Children/Young AdultFantasy

1577. Elizabeth I has returned England to a moderate Protestantism. However, some think that her cousin, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots, should be ...Read Review

Guns in the North

By P. F. Chisholm - Published 2017



Guns in the North brings together the first three books (A Famine of Horses, A Season of Knives and A Surfeit of Guns) ...Read Review

The Burning Time: Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, and the Protestant Martyrs of London

By Virginia Rounding - Published 2017



As the subtitle suggests, this is the saga of the executions of dissidents from the birth of the future Mary I in 1516 until ...Read Review