2007 (UK)

Den of Thieves

By Julia Golding - Published 2007 (UK)Published 2009 (US)


Children/Young Adult

London, Paris, 1791. In this, the third of Cat Royal’s adventures, Cat finds herself homeless and penniless when the Drury Lane theatre closes. ...Read Review

The Guns of El Kebir

By John Wilcox - Published 2007 (UK)Published 2008



The Victorian Empire lends itself quite easily to historical novelists willing to perform the necessary spadework in research tools to provide the setting ...Read Review

The First Queen of England: The Myth of “Bloody Mary”

By Linda Porter - Published 2007 (UK)Published 2008 (US)



If any historical figure is due for a reassessment, it’s surely Mary Tudor, characterized alternatively as a bloodthirsty fanatic and as a ...Read Review

The Book of Air and Shadows

By Michael Gruber - Published 2007 (UK)Published 2008 (US)



Gruber takes readers on a wild ride in this satisfying tale of double-crossings, murders, and intrigue. The lives of two very different men ...Read Review

Agamemnon’s Daughter

By David Bellos (trans.) - By Ismail Kadare - Published 2007 (UK)Published 2008 (US)


LiteraryShort Stories

Tyranny is the theme of this absorbing novella and two short stories. Written by Albania’s best known novelist, who experienced totalitarianism firsthand, ...Read Review

Master and Commander

By Patrick O'Brian - Published 2003 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



What can a reviewer say about Patrick O’Brian? He is a classic, or at least his Aubrey & Maturin series is, as ...Read Review

White Rose Rebel

By Janet Paisley - Published 2007 (UK)Published 2008 (US)


Biographical Fiction

Scotland, 1745. Bonnie Prince Charles lands to attempt to regain the throne and establish, once again, Scotland’s independence from the hated Union with ...Read Review

Set In Stone

By Linda Newbery - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



Set near Chichester in Victorian England, the title refers to carvings of the North, South and East winds mounted on three of the ...Read Review

Dead Man In Paradise

By J.B. MacKinnon - Published 2007 (c2005) (US)Published 2007 (UK)



This book is the winner of the 2006 Charles Taylor Prize, Canada’s award for the best literary non-fiction. It’s a sad, frustrating ...Read Review

Dawn of Empire

By Sam Barone - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



On the eastern bank of the Tigris five thousand years ago, Orak grew into a rich and powerful village, settled by merchants, traders ...Read Review