The King’s War

By Mark Logue - By Peter Conradi - Published 2018



After the success of The King’s Speech, both as a book and a film, Mark Logue (grandson of the speech therapist Lionel ...Read Review

Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust

By Jack J Hersch - Published 2019



Although Death March Escape is a true-life story, it is structured like many historical novels in two time streams. The ‘historic’ stream concerns ...Read Review

Our Castle by the Sea

By Lucy Strange (author) - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

Lucy Strange’s second book takes place on the Kent coast during the first months of the Second World War. Petra and her ...Read Review

The Spy with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers)

By Katherine Locke - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

Ilse and Wolf Klein have a secret: their blood is magical. They are accustomed to keeping secrets, which makes it slightly easier for ...Read Review

Blitzing Rommel

By John Sadler (author) - Published 2018


Treatments of the subject of war vary hugely, ranging from the lyrical to the highly technical and historically meticulous, of which Blitzing Rommel ...Read Review

An Ocean Between Us

By Rachel Quinn - Published 2018


A first effort at historical fiction by an established literary author, An Ocean Between Us begins as a flashback from present-day New York ...Read Review

In Search of Brigid Coltrane

By Seamus Beirne - Published 2018



It is 1941 in Ireland; Peter Coltrane and his young daughter, Brigid, are fishing in Loch Gorm when they witness the executions of two ...Read Review

The Huntress

By Kate Quinn - Published 2019


Ian Graham and Nina Markova are different from other people in their post-WWII world. In her words: “You – in war you hunt stories, ...Read Review

Eleanor’s Secret

By Caroline Beecham - Published 2018


Eleanor’s Secret is British born, Sydney-based writer, Caroline Beecham’s second novel. Her first novel, Maggie’s Kitchen, is the story of ...Read Review

Christmas at Tuppenny Corner

By Katie Flynn - Published 2018


1939, and 15-year-old Rosie O’Leary and her irascible mother, Maggie, work on a horse-drawn barge on the Leeds and Liverpool canal. It’s ...Read Review

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