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By Christine Mangan -
It’s 1966, and more than a decade has passed since Frances (Frankie) Croy’s debut novel captured the London literary world; failure has ...Read Review
By Suzannah Dunn -
This is very much a novel which demonstrates the experience and perspective of history from below. Royalty, in this case Queen Mary the ...Read Review
By Thomas Mullen -
This is a revelatory historical novel that speaks directly to the language of today. We follow Tommy Smith, an ex-cop turned reporter, who ...Read Review
By Tom Holland -
Dominion is a big book. Not only in length – although topping 500 pages, this shouldn’t be discounted – but in the sheer amount of ...Read Review
By Linnea Hartsuyker -
The Golden Wolf is a 9th-century Viking saga spanning across the regions of Norway to Iceland. This is the final book in The ...Read Review
By Simon Mawer -
The summer of 1968, and Europe is in political ferment. Sam Wareham is a British diplomat based in Czechoslovakia, who starts a rather ill-advised ...Read Review
By E. L. Doctorow -
Published 2009Published 2010
For a review suited to this journal, it is well to begin by pointing out that the novel is not, and does not ...Read Review
By Eleanora E. Tate -
This is a charming book best suited for about the 10 to 15 age range, but quite entertaining and informative for adults regarding the daily ...Read Review
By Rose MacMurray -
This novel, which echoes of the style of some novels of the 19th century, immediately enveloped me, and it has not let go, ...Read Review
By Dan Simmons -
In 1845, two ships of the Royal Navy, the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus, led by Sir John Franklin, attempted to sail through ...Read Review
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