The Dictionary People: The Unsung Heroes Who Created the Oxford English Dictionary

By Sarah Ogilvie - Published 2023



While browsing the Oxford University Press archives, academic Sarah Ogilvie came across the hitherto unknown black notebook of James Murray. Murray was the ...Read Review

The Butterfly Collector

By Tea Cooper - Published 2023


1922 Sydney. Verity Binks wants to be a reporter like her father and grandfather, but with soldiers coming home from the Great War, she ...Read Review

Murder on the Pneumatic Railway

By Lisa M. Lane - Published 2023



Surgeon Samson Light is in the Clerkenwell House of Detention, awaiting trial for a crime he didn’t commit. A post office worker’...Read Review

The Ship’s Midwife

By Peta Miller - Published 2023



The “coffin ships” that crossed the Atlantic in the mid-1800s are well-known. Numerous impoverished Irish emigrants died before reaching their destination, the ...Read Review

The Baker’s Sister

By Gracie Hart - Published 2023



Leeds, 1898. After three years of hard work, Meg Fairfax has finally saved enough money to buy her beloved bakery. Her fiancé Frankie is ...Read Review

Salt & Broom

By Sharon Lynn Fisher - Published 2023


Historical Fantasy

This is a fantasy romance version of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, Jane Eyre.  The heroine is Jane Aire, a teacher at Lowood ...Read Review

Night Watch

By Jayne Anne Phillips - Published 2023


In April 1874, ConaLee accompanies her mother and the man she calls “Papa” to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in the new-ish state of West ...Read Review

The Spirit Bares Its Teeth

By Andrew Joseph White - Published 2023


Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy

In White’s version of Victorian England, some people are born with violet eyes. These people can cut through the Veil, opening a ...Read Review

The Gentleman’s Gambit (A League of Extraordinary Women)

By Evie Dunmore - Published 2023


With The Gentleman’s Gambit, Evie Dunmore concludes her entertaining four-book series about a group of women fighting for suffrage rights in late 19...Read Review

Murder in the Mist (A Gaslight Mystery, 5)

By Cora Harrison - Published 2023



At Christmas in 1859, Charles Dickens’ country home of Gad’s Hill is full to bursting. Dickens, his wife and ten children, plus friends, ...Read Review

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