V for Victory

By Lissa Evans - Published 2020


London in the Autumn of 1944, and V1 and V2 rockets are falling on the capital, causing misery and destruction, though the airplane bombing ...Read Review

A Tip for the Hangman

By Allison Epstein - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) is the Jimi Hendrix of great playwrights. Marlowe’s meteoric career fizzled mysteriously 427 years ago. Just a few brilliant plays ...Read Review

Miss Benson’s Beetle

By Rachel Joyce - Published 2020


A spinster teacher in her mid-forties in a girls’ school in ration-hit, grey-toned, austerity England in 1950, Miss Margery Benson walks out of her ...Read Review

The Liar’s Dictionary

By Eley Williams - Published 2020



Split between the 19th century and present day, this is a delightfully exuberant, playful novel that is difficult to categorise or briefly summarise. ...Read Review

Fortune Favors the Dead: A Novel (Pentecost and Parker)

By Stephen Spotswood - Published 2020



It’s the early 1940s in New York, and private investigator Lillian Pentecost and her assistant Willowjean (Will) Parker are hired to investigate ...Read Review

Coming Up for Air

By Sarah Leipciger - Published 2020



Three timelines. Three stories. Three lives. Coming Up for Air is an exquisite story of medical advancement. By successfully balancing these three stories, ...Read Review


By Lisa Howorth - Published 2019


In the summer of 1959, Washington D.C. suffers an invasion of spiders, prompting adult paranoia and conspiracy theories about Russian attacks. For Howorth’...Read Review

The Illness Lesson

By Clare Beams - Published 2020



Fiercely intelligent, passionately feeling, and extremely well educated, Caroline Hood of Ashwell, Massachusetts seems a fortunate young lady. Her father, a 19th-century utopian ...Read Review

The Warlow Experiment

By Alix Nathan - Published 2019



Enlightenment ideas and desire for personal acclaim influence reclusive, wealthy landowner and amateur scientist Herbert Powyss. He plans an experiment. How would complete ...Read Review

The Innocents

By Michael Crummey - Published 2019


Evered, a 12-year-old boy, and his younger sister, Ada, are left without parents after both die within a short time of each other. ...Read Review

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