2006 (US)

The Glass Books Of The Dream Eaters

By Gordon Dahlquist - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



The power to absorb the intimacy of our secret selves and thereby manipulate the mind in a ruthless quest for world dominion is ...Read Review

When Madeline Was Young

By Jane Hamilton - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



In 1940s Chicago, ornithologist Aaron Maciver marries the beautiful, fashion-conscious Madeline. Shortly after their wedding, Madeline suffers a bicycle accident, which leaves her ...Read Review

Jack Absolute

By C.C. Humphreys - Published 2004 (UK)Published 2006 (US)



“Rollicking” is not a word I usually use, but it perfectly describes C.C. Humphreys’ new novel, Jack Absolute. The title character claims ...Read Review

Master of Souls

By Peter Tremayne - Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (US)



This is the 16th mystery for Sister Fidelma. On a bitter winter’s night, a ship is driven by wreckers onto a rocky ...Read Review

Virgin Earth

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2000 (UK)Published 2006 (US)


Biographical Fiction

Charles I is on the verge of plunging England into civil war, and John Tradescant, royal gardener, flees the grief of his wife’...Read Review

Arthur and George

By Julian Barnes - Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (US)



I should perhaps point out that as Julian Barnes is one of my favourite contemporary prose writers, I approached his new novel in ...Read Review

Richard Temple

By Patrick O'Brian - Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (US)


The novel opens with the protagonist, Richard Temple, enduring repeated sessions of torture at the hands of Nazi interrogators. It is the Second ...Read Review

The Lost Art Of Keeping Secrets

By Eva Rice - Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (US)


Rice, daughter of lyricist Tim Rice, has created a brilliant portrait of post-World War II London and of a specific sort of set, ...Read Review

Born To Rule

By Julia Gelardi - Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (US)



This biography chronicles the tumultuous lives of the five granddaughters of Queen Victoria who became consorts to European ruling monarchs. Maud, Edward VII’...Read Review

Cupid and the King: Five Royal Paramours

By HRH Princess Michael of Kent - Published 2002 (UK)Published 2006 (US)



This reprinted collection of biographies varies in one way from the original: the author, having written a whole book about Diane de Poitiers, ...Read Review