2017

Max

By Penny Hueston (trans.) - By Sarah Cohen-Scali - Published 2016Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young AdultLiterary

Originally written in French, this is a startling YA read. It opens as Max addresses us directly from his mother’s womb, ‘I ...Read Review

Twilight of Empire III: Battle for Rome

By Ian Ross - Published 2015Published 2017

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

Battle for Rome is the third novel in Ian Ross’ Twilight of Empire series, following Constantine’s rise to power from Britain to ...Read Review

Homegoing

By Yaa Gyasi - Published 2016Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

In the 18th century in what is now Ghana, then the Gold Coast, half-sisters are born in different villages. One grows up to ...Read Review

Mister Memory

By Marcus Sedgwick - Published 2016Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

At one level this is a very good roman policier, set in Paris in the Belle Époque.  It begins with a crime passionnel ...Read Review

Freya

By Anthony Quinn - Published 2016Published 2017Published 2017-11-07

Genres:

Literary

The novel starts at the end of the Second World War. Freya Wyley, aged 20, has been doing intelligence work for the Wrens and ...Read Review

Salt Creek

By Lucy Treloar - Published 2015Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

In the 1870s, Hester Finch lives a comfortable life in her ancestral family home near Chichester in England, but she is beset by ...Read Review

The Girl from Rawblood

By Catriona Ward - Published 2015Published 2017Published 2017-03-07

Genres:

Thriller

This is a novel dominated by the figure of She – who She is and whether She really exists or is part of the ...Read Review

The Pagoda Tree

By Claire Scobie - Published 2013Published 2017

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In 18th-century India, women are the chattels of gods or men. When she is branded a handmaiden of Shiva, young Maya’s destiny ...Read Review