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Charlotte

By David Foenkinos - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2016Published 2018

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This novel, originally published in France in 2014 to great critical acclaim, tells the life story of the artist, Charlotte Salomon, born in Vienna ...Read Review

How to Stop Time

By Matt Haig - Published 2017Published 2018

Genres:

Time-slip

This is a book about time travel, but not travel back in time. The hero, known in the present as Tom Hazard, travels ...Read Review

Himself

By Jess Kidd - Published 2017

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

Mahoney is a 26-year-old Dubliner in 1976, searching for how he ended up in an orphanage and, equally, what happened to his wayward mother. ...Read Review

Orphans of the Carnival

By Carol Birch - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Julia Pastrana, born in 1834, is painfully aware that she is unique. As a little girl in a Sinaloa orphanage, she imagines that Mexico’...Read Review

Beatlebone

By Kevin Barry - Published 2015

Genres:

Literary

Ireland, 1978: John Lennon seeks sanctuary on Dorinish, the tiny island in Achill Bay he purchased some years earlier. John yearns for a few ...Read Review

Night Boat

By Alan Spence - Published 2013

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

At the foot of Mount Fuji towards the end of the 17th century, eight year-old Iwajiro attends a lecture on the Eight Hot ...Read Review

The Vampyre Family: Passion, Envy, and the Curse of Byron

By Andrew McConnell Stott - Published 2013

Genres:

Nonfiction

In the spring of 1816, Lord Byron’s refuge from notoriety in Geneva, together with a young doctor, John Polidori, coincided with that of ...Read Review

The Specimen

By Martha Lea - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Between 1859 and 1866, Gwen Carrick and her sister Euphemia live by the Helford River in Cornwall. Gwen is an artist specialising in drawing and ...Read Review

Sarah Thornhill

By Kate Grenville - Published 2012

Genres:

LiterarySaga

As she did in the first book of this trilogy, The Secret River, Kate Grenville delves into her family history to recreate Sarah ...Read Review

The People Speak

By Anthony Arnove - By Colin Firth - Published 2012

Genres:

Nonfiction

You probably know Colin Firth better as an actor than an author, so it may be no surprise to learn that The People ...Read Review