By Sue MacLeod - Published 2013


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

When Canadian teenager Jane Grey is asked to choose a subject for her history assignment on the Tudors, she picks her namesake: Lady ...Read Review

Shakespeare’s Restless World

By Neil MacGregor - Published 2013



William Shakespeare’s world was in flux, and he embraced those rapid changes in his works. We can use contemporary histories or art ...Read Review

Intimate Surrender

By Laura Landon - Published 2013



In Victorian-era England, fifteen-year-old Hannah is raped by a clergyman in a stable. In the morning, her father accusing her of “behaving wantonly,” ...Read Review

The Exiles Return

By Elisabeth de Waal - Published 2013



Although the specific characters are fictitious, the lives in this poetically wrenching novel are starkly real. The Exiles Return was written in, and ...Read Review

World War I Tales: The Bomber Balloon

By Terry Deary - Published 2013


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

A village in Essex, 1916. World War I is raging, and ordinary civilians are also under attack. The Germans are sending out zeppelins to ...Read Review

The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948

By Issam Nassar (ed.) - By Nada Elzeer (trans.) - By Salim Tamari (ed.) - By Wasif Jawhariyyeh - Published 2013



Music is the art that unites all people. This memoir is an intriguing look into a musician raised in Old Jerusalem City, prior ...Read Review

Daughters of the Nile

By Stephanie Dray - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

This final volume of the Cleopatra’s Daughter trilogy continues the story of the life of Selene, beginning in the year 19 BC. She ...Read Review

Hannah of Santiago: The Adventures of an English Woman in a Spanish Colony

By Esther Barbour - Published 2013


In 1626, Englishwoman Hannah Fisk accompanies her father to the New World, but the voyage ends tragically. Pirates attack their vessel, Hannah’s father ...Read Review

The Matthew Chance Legacy

By Stephen F. Clegg - Published 2013



The follow-up to the acclaimed Maria’s Papers sees the intrepid Naomi Wilkes once again on an adventure that will see her face ...Read Review

The Last Boat

By John F Handley - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

This is the second in a planned series set around the time of the Second World War featuring Jack Renouf, a nineteen-year-old farmer’...Read Review