Bloomsbury

Austerity Britain, 1945-51

By David Kynaston - Published 2007

Genres:

Nonfiction

Try to imagine a world without supermarkets, television, automatic washing machines, personal computers, package holidays with almost every necessity rationed, and you might ...Read Review

Peony in Love

By Lisa See - Published 2007

Genres:

Romance

Enter the enticing world of the Peony Pavilion, a 16th-century Chinese opera now entwining the lives of three Hangzhou women over a hundred ...Read Review

The Last Empress

By Anchee Min - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

Set in the twilight days of Imperial China, The Last Empress continues the tale begun in Empress Orchid: the life of Tzu Hsi, ...Read Review

The Solitude of Thomas Cave

By Georgina Harding - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

Set in the first half of the 17th century, this is a poetic and highly literate novel that has as its themes the ...Read Review

Prison Ship

By Paul Dowswell - Published 2006

Genres:

Children/Young AdultNautical

1803. In this second Sam Witchell adventure, 15-year-old Sam is an experienced ‘powder monkey’ aboard HMS Elephant. The battle of Copenhagen is imminent and ...Read Review

The Song Before It Is Sung

By Justin Cartwright - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

The steady flow of literary interest with Nazism and its impact upon history shows no sign of abating. This is, perhaps, not so ...Read Review

The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose

By Mary Hooper - Published 2006

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

London, 1670. In a tremendous opening scene, 15-year-old Eliza, starving and desperate, is thrown into the notorious Clink Prison. From then on, the pace ...Read Review

The Moneylender’s Daughter

By V.A. Richardson - Published 2006

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

(1) 1637. In this second book in the Windjammer series, the Draco, carrying sixteen-year-old Adam Windjammer, is sailing up the American coast towards Cape Fear. ...Read Review

Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners: Compliments, Characters & Horrible Blunders

By Henrietta Webb (illus.) - By Josephine Ross - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

“Every society has its ‘Rules’ – and where these contribute to good order, and the well-being of all, it is (on balance) as well ...Read Review

Powder Monkey

By Paul Dowswell - Published 2006

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

1800. Britain is at war with France and Spain. Young Sam Witchall is press-ganged and forced to join a Royal Navy frigate. He becomes ...Read Review