The Secret World of Christoval Alvarez

By Ann Swinfen - Published 2014



This is a Tudor book with a difference. The main focus is on a young Portuguese immigrant, Christoval, known as Kit, a skilled ...Read Review

Spilt Milk

By Amanda Hodgkinson - Published 2014


The Marsh sisters, Nellie and Vivian, are inseparable until the great flood of 1913 brings a charismatic but unreliable stranger to their isolated cottage ...Read Review

Us Conductors

By Sean Michaels - Published 2014Published 2015


Biographical FictionLiterary

Sean Michaels’ debut novel has already won Canada’s 2014 Scotiabank Giller prize and deservedly so. It is a fictionalised account of the life ...Read Review

The House at Zaronza

By Vanessa Couchman - Published 2014


This emotionally powerful novel is set on Corsica, and the island itself is the most important character. I could see the deep blue ...Read Review

Alex’s Wake: The Tragic Voyage of the St. Louis to Flee Nazi Germany, and a Grandson’s Journey of Love and Remembrance

By Martin Goldsmith - Published 2014



In the spring of 1939, Alex and Helmut Goldschmidt, along with more than 900 other Jewish refugees, flee Nazi Germany on board the SS St. ...Read Review

The Way Back to Florence

By Glenn Haybittle - Published 2014



The Way back to Florence is a well-written and exciting first novel set during the Second World War. It is also a book ...Read Review

The Final Page of Baker Street

By Daniel D. Victor - Published 2014



This is a highly entertaining entry in the Sherlock Holmes canon that posits that Holmes’ last page was one “Master R.T. Chandler.” ...Read Review

The Wolf and the Raven

By Steven A. McKay - Published 2014



The Wolf and the Raven is the second instalment of Steven A. McKay’s series about Robin Hood. It is set in Barnsdale ...Read Review

Covenant with Death

By John Harris - Published 2014Published c1961



The republication of this 1961 novel is arriving in a timely manner, as WWI historical fiction has become popular with the anniversary upon us. ...Read Review

Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of Testament of Youth

By Mark Bostridge - Published 2014



In 1913, Vera Brittain is a young Englishwoman with every prospect of happiness before her. A year later, war breaks out; and Brittain’s ...Read Review