The Secret Life of William Shakespeare

By Jude Morgan - Published 2012Published 2014


Biographical FictionLiterary

We know little of the glovemaker’s son from Stratford. We know he was married at age 18 to Anne Hathaway, a woman six ...Read Review

The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals

By Wendy Jones - Published 2012Published 2014


Set in a small Welsh town in 1924, Jones’ novel meanders through, as the title indicates, the thoughts and happenings of a young man ...Read Review

The Forbidden

By F. R. Tallis - Published 2012Published 2014



In 1873, on a French island colony, Paul Clément witnesses the ritual murder of a young man who has apparently risen from the ...Read Review

Dead Man’s Hill

By George Peter Algar - Published 2012



This is the sequel to Algar’s first novel, The Shepherd Lord, and continues the story of Lord Henry Clifford. Clifford, after his ...Read Review

The White Hawk

By David Pilling - Published 2012



England, 1459. Lancaster and York are at each other’s throats, plunged into civil war. The first of a series, this story of political ...Read Review

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

By Paulette Mahurin - Published 2012


Nevada, 1885, the news that Oscar Wilde has been imprisoned for acts of homosexuality has spread worldwide, and gossip and condemnation is rife. The ...Read Review

28 Bunkers

By Elizabeth Braun - Published 2012


28 Bunkers by Elizabeth Braun is an immaculately researched WWII drama about the Allied bombings of Ludwigshafen, an industrial city in Germany. Told in ...Read Review

The Reflecting Man

By D. K. R. Boyd - Published 2012



Kurtis De’ath, the narrator of Boyd’s sprawling debut historical novel, is a “reflecting man” figure in the sense that through his ...Read Review

First Fury

By Thomas Macy - Published 2012



Against her parents’ wishes Ann, a native of Rochester, New York, leaves home with a man she believes she will marry. Abandoned instead, ...Read Review

Tuscan Rose

By Belinda Alexandra - Published 2012Published 2013


Bright, musically talented with both flute and piano, and extraordinarily sensitive toward animals and people, Rosa Bellocchi has been raised by the nuns ...Read Review