Bloomsbury

The High Road To China: George Bogel, The Panchen Lama and the First British Expedition to Tibet

By Kate Teltscher - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is an extraordinary tale of a young Glaswegian, George Bogle, who developed a genuine friendship with the incarnation of the Buddha of ...Read Review

Canvey Island

By James Runcie - Published 2006

Genres:

Short Stories

  On 31 January 1953 Martin’s father, Len, and Auntie Vi are dancing at the local hop. Back home Martin and his mother are ...Read Review

A Map of Glass

By Jane Urquhart - Published 2005Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeSaga

  Set in Ontario, Jane Urquhart’s latest novel is both contemporary and historical, though the rather disturbing prologue doesn’t make it ...Read Review

At the Sign of the Sugared Plum

By Mary Hooper - Published 2003

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

(1) London, June 1665. Country girl Hannah is thrilled to be coming to live in London with her sister Sarah, who runs a sweetmeats shop ...Read Review

Ophelia

Published 2006

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

  In a perfect accompaniment to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Lisa Klein has fleshed out the story of Ophelia for those of us who ...Read Review

Among the Dead Cities : Was the Allied Bombing of Civilians in WWll a Necessity or a Crime?

By A. C. Grayling - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

  During the course of WWII, the air forces of Britain and the United States carried out a massive offensive against the cities ...Read Review

Adam Runaway

By Peter Prince - Published 2005

Genres:

Adventure

In 1721, the protagonist of the novel, Adam Hanaway, leaves his mother and sister in England to seek success in Lisbon after his father’...Read Review

Havoc in its Third Year

By Ronan Bennett - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

“Men must have mercy, for without mercy we are savages.” So believed John Brigge’s mother, and so believes John Brigge, a coroner ...Read Review

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

By Susanna Clarke - Published 2004

Genres:

Fantasy

It’s the year 1807, and magic is virtually dead in England. Self-taught scholars study theory, but no one actually practices the art anymore. ...Read Review