Bloomsbury

The Secrets of Wishtide

By Kate Saunders - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Set in 1850 England, this complex Victorian murder mystery has a feel of Charles Dickens. The author explains in an afterword that she was ...Read Review

Vita Brevis

By Ruth Downie - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Gaius Ruso, Roman medical officer and reluctant investigator of murders, is back for the seventh installment of the delightful Medicus series. This time ...Read Review

The Age of Genius: The 17th Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind

By A. C. Grayling - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

This is the book for you if you need to know anything about the 17th century in Europe and Great Britain. As a ...Read Review

Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt

By Bob Brier - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

Between 1831 and 1881, Paris, London, and New York raced to acquire ancient Egyptian obelisks as symbols of their standing as cultured global cities. Egyptologist ...Read Review

The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

By Kate Summerscale - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

London, 1895. For ten days, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his younger brother have been doing boy-type things: visiting the seaside, theatre, and cricket matches, ...Read Review

Jacobites: A New History of the ’45

By Jacqueline Riding - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

In August 1745, Charles Edward Stuart landed in the Scottish Highlands, intending to restore his exiled father, James, to the British throne. The Hanoverian ...Read Review

The Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth

By Anna Keay - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

This biography of a troubled young man illuminates a troubled period in English history. Born in 1649, the year his grandfather Charles I was ...Read Review

Scarpia

By Piers Paul Read - Published 2015Published 2016

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Best known for Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, Read reprises his renowned journalistic style in his latest novel. Set in the ...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 Summer Before the War

By Helen Simonson - Published 2016

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The highly capable and well-educated Beatrice Nash arrives in the coastal village of Rye in Sussex, England, to take up her new post ...Read Review

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