Bloomsbury

The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond

By Michael Sims - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

Michael Sims’ well researched biography of one of 19th century America’s most influential writers is a solid, highly informative and detailed book. ...Read Review

Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance

By Patricia Duncker - Published 2015

Genres:

Literary

George Eliot is one of the top five people in history I’d most like to meet, so naturally I was drawn to ...Read Review

Sweet Caress

By William Boyd - Published 2015

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William Boyd’s latest is a sweeping tour de force seen through the eyes, and lens, of a single character, Amory Clay. Born ...Read Review

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

By Natasha Pulley - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureFantasy

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

World War II Tales, 1: The Apple Spy

By Terry Deary - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

This is another in Terry Deary’s series of World War II stories based on true events. The Apple Spy features the discovery ...Read Review

World War II Tales, 2: The Bike Escape

By Terry Deary - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

London, 1939. Britain is at war and London children are being evacuated to the country. Young Harry is always in trouble at school, and ...Read Review

World War II Tales, 3: The Barrel Burglary

By Terry Deary - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

The Barrel Burglary is one of a series of World War II tales of ‘exciting, funny stories based on true historical events’. In ...Read Review

World War II Tales, 4: The Phantom Farm

By Terry Deary - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

This title is from a new series by the much loved Terry Deary, of Horrible Histories fame. The series offers exciting stories from ...Read Review

Bomber

By Paul Dowswell - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young AdultMilitary

Bomber is the story of 17-year-old Harry Friedland, a ball turret gunner on a B-17 bomber, the so-called Flying Fortress. Starting powerfully with ...Read Review

Poppy in the Field

By Mary Hooper - Published 2015

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

December 1915. Poppy Pearson loves working as a V.A.D. at Netley Hut hospital in Southampton, nursing wounded soldiers brought back from France. ...Read Review