2006 (UK)

Knife Edge (The Royal Marines Saga #5)

By Douglas Reeman - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Military

Towards the end of the 20th century Lieutenant Ross Blackwood contemplates the bleak future of the Royal Marines as they are compelled to ...Read Review

Ordinary Heroes

By Scott Turow - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Military

Stewart Dubinsky’s father never spoke of his experiences during WWII. After his death Stewart sorts through his deceased father’s papers and ...Read Review

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa

By Adam Hochschild - Published 1999 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Nonfiction

In 1897 or 1898, Edmund Dane Morel, a British shipping company agent working in Antwerp, noticed discrepancies in the cargoes of his company’s ships. ...Read Review

Bury The Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery

By Adam Hochschild - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Nonfiction

In 1787 a small group of men gathered in a London printing shop to discuss how they might be instrumental in abolishing slavery. Using ...Read Review

Mediterranean Winter

By Robert D. Kaplan - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Nonfiction

This book is sub-titled A Journey through History and that describes it exactly. It is an account of Kaplan’s journeys as a ...Read Review

A Tale of Love and Darkness

By Amos Oz - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Nonfiction

One potent image conveys the essence of Amos Oz’s life and his relationship with Israel, an image presented by the writer Tchernikhowsky: “…...Read Review

Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition and the Defeat of the Moors

By James Reston - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Nonfiction

In 1492, in an effort to free themselves from the yoke of the Vatican, Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain turned to the Dominican priest ...Read Review

The People’s Act of Love

By James Meek - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Epic

The People’s Act of Love is set in the isolated village of Yazyk, Siberia, in 1919, where a company of Czech soldiers, stranded ...Read Review

The Foretelling

By Alice Hoffm - By Alice Hoffman - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

The well-known novelist sets her story for young adults in an undefined ancient time, when the Amazon warriors are rulers of their part ...Read Review

Flashman on the March

By George MacDonald Fraser - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Adventure

The impressionable (reprehensible?) Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., K.C.B., K.C.I.E. (none of them deserved) rides again to the ...Read Review