Victorian

Three Men and a Bradshaw: An Original Victorian Travel Journal

By John George Freeman - By Ronnie Scott (ed.) - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

From 1873 to 1877, the author enjoyed various holiday jaunts with his two brothers and other family members within the United Kingdom. John Freeman wrote ...Read Review

Art Love Forgery

By Carolyn Morgan - Published 2016

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Morgan has based her novel on a true event that took place in 1880s St. John’s, Newfoundland. A Polish immigrant, Alexander Pindikowsky, ...Read Review

The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret

By Catherine Hewitt - Published 2015Published 2017

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Nonfiction

In 1848, Emilie-Louise Delabigne was born to a single mother who had turned to prostitution to provide for her seven children. As a teenager, ...Read Review

Under a Pole Star

By Stef Penney - Published 2016

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This book has the makings of a five-star screen weepy in the vein of M. L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans. Flora ...Read Review

Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Sherlock

By Michael Sims - Published 2017

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

This is the fascinating story of how Arthur Conan Doyle developed one of the most beloved characters in English literature, Sherlock Holmes. Sims ...Read Review

A Perilous Undertaking

By Deanna Raybourn - Published 2017

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Mystery/Crime

Thanks to the clamor of readers following her debut (A Curious Beginning), Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell is back, mixing butterfly-hunting and murder. It’...Read Review

The Mauricewood Devils

By Dorothy Alexander - Published 2016

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In 1889, a coal pit fire broke out in the Mauricewood Colliery in Scotland. As the fire spread, over 60 of the 70 men in the ...Read Review

The Ripper’s Shadow

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2017

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Mystery/Crime

Sarah Bain, taught by her now-missing activist father, is a photographer in Whitechapel, London, in 1888. Struggling in her profession, she takes erotic photos ...Read Review

The Black Orchid: A Lady Jane Mystery

By Annis Bell - By Edwin Miles (trans.) - Published 2016

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Mystery/Crime

Holmes and Watson, make way for wife-and-husband team Lady Jane and Captain David Prescott, amateur detectives intent on solving two ghastly murders—the ...Read Review

The Royal Ghost

By Linda Stratmann - Published 2016

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This is an intriguing book set in Victorian times. It is well worth reading the historical notes at the end before reading the ...Read Review