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The King’s Revenge

By Don Jordan - By Michael Walsh - Published 2013Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

King Charles I was executed in 1649, his death warrant signed by 57 men.Twelve years later, the monarchy restored, King Charles II took the ...Read Review

The Whispering City

By Mara Faye Lethem (trans.) - By Sara Moliner - Published 2015

Genres:

Thriller

Barcelona in 1952. When glamorous widow, Mariona Sobrerroca, is found murdered in her mansion, Inspector Isidro Castro is assigned to the investigation. Young newspaper ...Read Review

The Churchill Secret: KBO

By Jonathan Smith - Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

On 23 June 1953, after entertaining an Italian delegation to a witty after-dinner speech, Prime Minister Churchill, aged 79, suffered a major stroke. His deputy, Foreign ...Read Review

In the Shadow of the Sword

By Tom Holland - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

This is certainly a book with a difference. It is cited as fiction, but I would suggest that that is far from the ...Read Review

Every Man for Himself

By Beryl Bainbridge - Published 2002Published 2012

Genres:

Nautical

This is a fictionalized account of the sinking of the Titanic, originally published in 1996 and now reissued, as have been so many other ...Read Review

Crusoe’s Daughter

By Jane Gardam - Published 1986Published 2012

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Crusoe’s Daughter, published in 1986, has been reissued to fill the gap between Gardam’s last novel (God on the Rocks, 2010) and her ...Read Review

The Glass Room

By Simon Mawer - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

This novel’s setting is an ultra-modern house, built in the late 1920s in what is now the Czech Republic. The characters are ...Read Review

The Book of Fathers

By Miklos Vamos (trans. Peter Sherwood) - Published 2007Published 2009

Genres:

Saga

Spanning 300 years and twelve generations of the Csillag family, Vamos’s saga represents the signs of the zodiac, encompassing what he sees as ...Read Review

Cold War

By Jeremy Isaacs - By Taylor Downing - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

This book was first published in 1998, having its origins in a TV series. Now reprinted, it has a new introduction by Peter Hennessy (...Read Review

Sweetsmoke

By David Fuller - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

By 1862, a slave named Cassius has worked his entire life for the white plantation owner of Sweetsmoke. Because of his experience as a ...Read Review