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Barbara

By Jorgen-Frantz Jacobsen - Published 2013

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Barbara is the only novel by Jorgen-Frantz Jacobsen. Set in the 1700s and originally written in Danish, the manuscript was left behind on ...Read Review

The Secret Knowledge

By Andrew Crumey - Published 2013

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Literary

Whether this qualifies as historical fiction is a moot point: it’s set in multiple pasts, multiverses, spanning the 20th century, from 1913 Paris ...Read Review

The Mussolini Canal

By Antonio Pennachi - By Judith Landry (trans.) - Published 2013

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Literary

Many dictators from Nero to Napoleon had set out to drain the Italy’s malarial Pontine Marshes, but it was Mussolini who finally ...Read Review

Saturn

By Antonia Lloyd-Jones (trans.) - By Jacek Dehnel - Published 2012

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Biographical FictionLiterary

This novel is a fictionalised version of the personal life of the great Spanish painter Francisco Goya. It is told through three narrators: ...Read Review

The Lairds of Cromarty

By Jean-Pierre Ohl - By Mike Mitchell (trans.) - Published 2012

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LiteraryMystery/Crime

Some books are a real surprise, and this is one of them. What is at heart a detective story becomes in turn a ...Read Review

The Khalifah’s Mirror

By Andrew Killeen - Published 2012

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AdventureMystery/Crime

This is a sequel to The Father of Locks (HNR 48 , p. 24). Abu Nuwas the poet, also known as Father of Locks for the ...Read Review

The Good Hope

By W. Glyn Jones (trans.) - By William Heinesen - Published 2011

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Literary

William Heinesen was a native of the Faeroe Islands – where this book is set – although he wrote in Danish. He was renowned as ...Read Review

The Ballad of John Clare

By Hugh Lupton - Published 2010

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Biographical FictionSaga

Very little is known about the early life of John Clare, the ‘peasant poet’ who was a contemporary of Keats and Shelley. But ...Read Review

Mappamundi

By Christopher Harris - Published 2009

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AdventureMystery/Crime

  In the Italian city of Ancona in 1464, Pope Pius II dies. His mostly loyal English servant Thomas Deerham uses this as an ...Read Review

The Father of Locks

By Andrew Killeen - Published 2009

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Literary

Andrew Killeen’s debut novel introduces us to an engaging and resourceful rogue, the court poet and sometimes spy Abu Nawas, the Father ...Read Review