2015 (US)

Golden Earrings

By Belinda Alexandra - Published 2013 (UK)Published 2015 (US)



In 1970s Paris, a dejected ballet dancer, Paloma, is living with her grandmother, Mamie, in a townhouse-cum-ballet school. One morning she is confronted ...Read Review

Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase

By Louise Walters - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)


In present time, shy Roberta works in a bookstore in England, collecting bits and pieces of items she finds in various books. When ...Read Review

The Tightrope Walkers

By David Almond - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)


Children/Young Adult

Dominic Hall is growing up in a pebble-dashed home in northern England in the post-WWII years. His father, a caulker in the shipyards, ...Read Review

Miss Carter’s War

By Sheila Hancock - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)


Marguerite Carter leaves France for England during World War II, living with memories (presented as small snippets throughout the book) of who she ...Read Review

Time and Again

By Ben Elton - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)



It is Christmas 2024 and ex-SAS operative turned social media celebrity, Hugh “Guts” Stanton (think Bear Grylls), is approached by a secretive group of ...Read Review

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

By Yuval Noah Harari - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)



Occasionally there are books published which simply demand the reader to take a new look on life. This is one – the reader may ...Read Review

The Fires of Autumn

By Irène Némirovsky - By Sandra Smith (trans.) - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)



In 1912, a comfortable middle-class Parisian family, widowed Adolphe, his 15-year-old daughter Thérèse and his mother-in-law, sit down to Sunday lunch with ...Read Review

John the Pupil

By David Flusfeder - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)



In 1217, friar and magus Roger Bacon, an inventor and scientist, is teacher to a young man named John at a Franciscan monastery outside ...Read Review

The Tudor Bride

By Joanna Hickson - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)


Biographical Fiction

The Tudor dynasty has recently enjoyed a renaissance in historical fiction. Most books focus on Henry VIII and his six wives, or his ...Read Review


By Livi Michael - Published 2014 (UK & Can)Published 2015 (US)


Succession is a powerfully written account of the 15th-century Wars of the Roses, when the House of Lancaster struggled with their cousins, the ...Read Review