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Tenderness

By Alison MacLeod - Published 2021

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Biographical FictionLiterary

D.H. Lawrence, Jackie Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover might seem unlikely bedfellows, but in this wonderfully compelling novel, their stories are interwoven ...Read Review

Tenderness

By Alison MacLeod - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

It’s 1928, and D. H. Lawrence is in Italy, trying not to die of his desperately poor health. Then it’s 1915, and he ...Read Review

The Sound of the Hours

By Karen Campbell - Published 2019

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Karen Campbell’s latest novel is a departure for the author, leaving behind contemporary Scotland for Italy in the Second World War. In ...Read Review

The Offing

By Benjamin Myers - Published 2019

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This is a gentle book. Just after World War II, Robert Appleyard is sixteen, has just left school, and is longing for adventure. ...Read Review

The Sound of the Hours

By Karen Campbell - Published 2019

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In 1943 in the Tuscan town of Barga, 18-year-old Vittoria (Vita) Guidi is at the Chestnut Festival dance, hoping to see Joe, her Scottish ...Read Review

The Bedlam Stacks

By Natasha Pulley - Published 2017

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This immensely readable novel set in Victorian England provides a frolicsome yet compelling examination of history, determinism, and the borders of reality. The ...Read Review

Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

By Ross King - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

When war broke out in Europe in 1914, artist Claude Monet, 74, had apparently retired to his home in Giverny, just north of Paris. Monet ...Read Review

The Photographer’s Wife

By Suzanne Joinson - Published 2016

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“Each betrayal was a closer step to death and he understood that she was all the days of freedom before the war…” Taken ...Read Review

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

By Natasha Pulley - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureHistorical Fantasy

Natasha Pulley’s debut is part steampunk (with the obligatory octopus featured as a clockwork character, and other steampunk elements such as gaslights), ...Read Review

The Disappearance Boy

By Neil Bartlett - Published 2014

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Reggie Rainbow (so named at the orphanage for the wild hopefulness of the word) has grown up defiant despite a childhood case of ...Read Review