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Jack Fortune: And the Search for the Hidden Valley

By Sue Purkiss - Published 2017

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AdventureChildren/Young Adult

I had not read anything by Sue Purkiss before, and this novel, set in 1768, turned out to be a treat. Jack Fortune is ...Read Review

The Lost Book of the Holy Grail

By Charlie Lovett - Published 2017

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Dan Brown meets Anthony Trollope! Once again a middle-aged academic searches for the Holy Grail, helped by a younger female assistant (less cerebral, ...Read Review

Desire for Chocolate

By Care Santos - By Julie Wark (trans.) - Published 2016

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Desire for Chocolate comes to American readers with international accolades, and it’s certainly an ambitious book. Rather than being about a character, ...Read Review

The Lost Book of the Grail

By Charlie Lovett - Published 2017

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Arthur Prescott’s life follows highly predictable rhythms: some irritating, some stimulating, some soothing. A junior lecturer at Barchester (yes, that Barchester) University, ...Read Review

The Emergency Zoo

By Miriam Halahmy - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

It is 1939 and Britain is about to go to war. Twelve-year-old Tilly and her friend Rosy spend the school summer holidays making a ...Read Review

The Double Axe

By Philip Womack - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Bronze Age Crete. King Minos has problems. Athens, a client state, is in rebellion. His eldest son, Androgeos, is killed hunting whilst on ...Read Review

In Search of Mary: The Mother of All Journeys

By Bee Rowlatt - Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

In Search of Mary is one of the most interesting books I’ve read all year. Journalist Bee Rowlatt follows 18th-century feminist Mary ...Read Review

The Summer of Broken Stories

By James Wilson - Published 2015

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When we think of the 1950s, we see a time when children had a freedom and innocence they lack today. Mark is an ...Read Review

The Tower

By Alessandro Gallenzi - Published 2014

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Mystery/Crime

Amman, Jordan. When a monastic scholar disappears, along with a rare Giordano Bruno manuscript, private investigator Peter Simms and beautiful philologist Giulia Ripetti ...Read Review

Silent Noon

By Trilby Kent - Published 2013

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Fourteen-year-old Barney Holland is sent to board at Carding House School on Lindsey Island in the North Sea after his mother abandons him. ...Read Review