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The Lieutenant

By Kate Grenville - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Kate Grenville is a bestselling Australian author who has already written about her country’s convict past. In The Lieutenant she goes back ...Read Review

The Siege

By Ismail Kadare (trans. David Bellos) - Published 2008

Genres:

EpicLiteraryMilitary

The Ottoman Empire during the 15th century lays siege to a Christian fortress on a plain surrounded by the mountains of Albania. The ...Read Review

Agamemnon’s Daughter

By David Bellos (trans.) - By Ismail Kadare - Published 2007 (UK)Published 2008 (US)

Genres:

LiteraryShort Stories

Tyranny is the theme of this absorbing novella and two short stories. Written by Albania’s best known novelist, who experienced totalitarianism firsthand, ...Read Review

The Gargoyle

By Andrew Davidson - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)

Genres:

Literary

If the first scene of this debut novel doesn’t grab you by the throat, then no opening scene ever will. In The ...Read Review

The Last Station

By Jay Parini - Published 2007

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

  This ambitious book sets out to give an account of Tolstoy’s final year (1910) that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction. ...Read Review

Light

By Margaret Elphinstone - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

Off the Isle of Man lies the tiny island of Ellan Bride, an outpost of fabulous isolation, often veiled from the outside world ...Read Review

The Angel of History

By Bruno Arpaia - Published 2007

Genres:

Adventure

Walter Benjamin leaves Berlin to escape Nazi persecution and begins a new life in Paris. Ignoring the impending signs of war and invasion, ...Read Review

The Tartar Steppe

By Dino Buzzati - Published 2007 (c 1938)

Genres:

InspirationalMilitary

The classic novel The Tartar Steppe was first published in 1938, just before the outbreak of the Second World War. It tells the story ...Read Review

Cold Skin

By Albert Sánchez Piñol - Published 2007

Genres:

Fantasy

Just after the Great War, a man arrives at a remote, sub-Antarctic island where he is to be a weather observer. He finds ...Read Review

The Blackest Bird

By Joel Rose - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

On a July Sunday morning in 1841, Mary Cecilia Rogers left her mother’s house on Nassau Street in New York City and was ...Read Review