Call of the Curlew (UK) / The Orphan of Salt Winds (US)

By Elizabeth Brooks - Published 2018


December 1939, and Virginia, an orphan aged 10, is adopted by Clem & Lorna Wrathmell. She is taken to their large house, Salt Winds, on ...Read Review

Mercury Falling

By Robert Edric - Published 2018



The east of England in the summer of 1954. Jimmy Devlin, aged 30, lives off his wits in a peripatetic hand-to-mouth existence, finding work and ...Read Review


By Kate Atkinson - Published 2018


Another entertaining historical novel from Kate Atkinson, set mostly in London in the early years of the Second World War. The main protagonist ...Read Review

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

By Andrew Lawler - Published 2018



Sir Walter Raleigh is given a charter by Elizabeth I, and in 1587, 115 English colonists land on Roanoke Island on what is now the ...Read Review

The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

By A. J. Baime - Published 2017Published 2018



Many thousands of words have been written about the Presidency of Harry S. Truman. This remarkable book is an intimate biographical portrait about ...Read Review

For the Immortal

By Emily Hauser - Published 2018



The final novel in the Golden Apple trilogy from Emily Hauser is a triumphant finale. This story continues to draw from the many ...Read Review

Mad Blood Stirring

By Simon Mayo - Published 2018


The turn of the year 1815 sees the little-remembered war with America end, though the peace treaty has yet to be ratified. In the ...Read Review

Rose Rivers

By Jacqueline Wilson - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

Late Victorian London. 13-year-old Rose Rivers lives in a large house with her artist father, her self-centred mother, and her six siblings. Her ...Read Review

I Was Anastasia

By Ariel Lawhon - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

I’ll start by revealing that I’m a huge Romanov junkie, and so predisposed to like this novel. With a very few ...Read Review

Hearts and Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgimage and How Women Won the Vote

By Jane Robinson - Published 2018



Knowing the differences between suffragists and suffragettes may seem clear cut to us now, but at that distance in history, fake news was ...Read Review

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