2008 (UK)

The Spies at Warsaw

By Alan Furst - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)

Genres:

Thriller

In the autumn of 1937, Warsaw was still a city at peace, although wary eyes looked to the West with anxiety. Germany was firmly ...Read Review

The Gargoyle

By Andrew Davidson - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)

Genres:

Literary

If the first scene of this debut novel doesn’t grab you by the throat, then no opening scene ever will. In The ...Read Review

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By Annie Barrows - By Mary Ann Shaffer - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)

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It’s a good bet that many people don’t know (or remember) that Britain’s Channel Islands—Jersey and Guernsey, just off ...Read Review

The Crystal Skull

By Manda Scott - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)

Genres:

Thriller

A formulaic thriller made palatable by good writing, The Crystal Skull follows newlywed Cambridge scholar Stella Cody as she struggles to unravel the ...Read Review

The Heretic’s Daughter

By Kathleen Kent - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)

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With The Heretic’s Daughter, debut author Kathleen Kent has taken the tragic story of Martha Carrier, a victim of the witch trials ...Read Review

Magic Tree House: Valley of the Dinosaurs

By Mary Pope Osborne - Published 1992 (US)Published 2008 (UK)

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

This read alone book, aimed at 5-7 year olds, with its cheerful black and white drawings and easy-to-read typeface, is the first in ...Read Review

Sarah’s Key

By Tatiana de Rosnay - Published 2007 (US)Published 2008 (UK)

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Paris, 1942: ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski locks her four-year-old brother in a secret cupboard to keep him safe when the French police come to arrest ...Read Review

Magic Tree House: Castle of Mystery

By Mary Pope Osborne - Published 1993 (US)Published 2008 (UK)

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

This is the second of Mary Pope Osborne’s historical adventure stories for 5-7 year olds. As before, it is a read alone ...Read Review

Desperate Duchesses

By Eloisa James - Published 2007 (US)Published 2008 (UK)

Genres:

Romance

Lady Roberta is determined to escape her unconventional life with her father and his mistress by marrying the Duke of Villiers. To that ...Read Review

The Indian Clerk

By David Leavitt - Published 2007 (US)Published 2008 (UK)

Genres:

Literary

The first issue a historical fiction writer needs to solve is how much research to include. Too little and the work lacks foundation; ...Read Review