The Candlelit Menagerie

By Caraline Brown - Published 2020


London, late 18th century. The roar of a lion calls to her, so Lillian follows the sound to a menagerie full of exquisite ...Read Review

Raphael, Painter in Rome

By Stephanie Storey - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Stephanie Storey follows up her stunning debut, Oil and Marble, a novel about the rivalry between Leonardo and Michelangelo, with another brilliant novel ...Read Review

Love Without End: A Story of Heloise and Abelard

By Melvyn Bragg - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

In 12th-century Paris, a learned young woman named Heloise is tutored by the famed philosopher Abelard. The teacher and student soon become lovers, ...Read Review

A Man in Love

By David Dollenmayer (trans.) - By Martin Walser - Published 2019


Biographical FictionLiterary

In the summer of 1823, while on a promenade in Marienbad, Johannes Wolfgang von Goethe, then 73, literary, scientific, and cultural lion, confidant of kings, ...Read Review

The Tubman Command

By Elizabeth Cobbs - Published 2019


In the spring of 1863, the Union army is reeling from defeats. One of their spies, working along South Carolina’s Combahee River under ...Read Review


By Meg Keneally - Published 2019


Fled is based on an extraordinary true story. Desperate to escape a life of gruelling poverty in Cornwall, Jenny Trelawney turns to highway ...Read Review

The General’s Cook

By Ramin Ganeshram - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

It’s no mystery why so many historical novels have featured cooks as protagonists – food is one of the most vivid windows into ...Read Review

Sugar Money

By Jane Harris - Published 2017Published 2018


Just before Christmas 1765, two mixed-race slaves, Lucien and his older brother Emile, are charged by their master Father Cléophas to travel from ...Read Review

The Samurai of Seville

By John J. Healey - Published 2017


East and West collide in 1615 when a group of Samurai warriors travels from Japan to Spain and later to Rome on a diplomatic ...Read Review

The Hamilton Affair

By Elizabeth Cobbs - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

Thanks to a certain musical and a newfound appreciation for the Founding Fathers (and mothers), Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Elizabeth Schuyler, are ...Read Review

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