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The Butcher’s Daughter

By Victoria Glendinning - Published 2018

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Agnes Peppin, the butcher’s daughter of the title, has been caught in the age-old way of young women. Forced to leave behind ...Read Review

Rivals of the Republic: The Blood of Rome, Book 1

By Annelise Freisenbruch - Published 2016

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Mystery/Crime

Hortensia is the daughter of a renowned orator and lawyer. She has been taught by her father in his art and utilizes this ...Read Review

The Ornatrix

By Kate Howard - Published 2016

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In 16th-century Italy, two women rejected by their families weave in and out of each other’s lives in this novel about the ...Read Review

Midnight in Berlin

By James MacManus - Published 2016

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Thriller

What can I say about this book except that it ticks all the right boxes?  It is a spy thriller with: – a tightly ...Read Review

Arcadian Nights: The Greek Myths Reimagined

By John Spurling - Published 2015Published 2016

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EpicLiterary

With Arcadian Nights: The Greek Myths Reimagined, John Spurling, winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, makes an ambitious bid to ...Read Review

The Ten Thousand Things

By John Spurling - Published 2014Published WSP15

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Literary

Wang Meng is a low-level government worker in 14th-century China. A gifted painter who is devoted to his art, Wang becomes entangled in ...Read Review

The Ice-Cold Heaven

By Mirko Bonné - Published 2013

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Biographical Fiction

In 1914, in spite of impending war, King George V gives the go-ahead for Irishman Sir Ernest Shackleton, expedition commander on the ship Endurance, ...Read Review

Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

By R. Clifton Spargo - Published 2013

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Biographical Fiction

“That’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool,” wrote Fitzgerald in his famous book, The ...Read Review

Daniel Stein, Interpreter: A Novel in Documents

By Ludmila Ulitskaya - Published 2011Published 2012

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Biographical Fiction

The phenomenal story of Holocaust survivor Oswald Rufeisen is fictionalized in Ulitskaya’s Daniel Stein, Interpreter. Rufeisen was able to save the lives ...Read Review

I, Hogarth

By Michael Dean - Published 2012Published 2013

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Biographical Fiction

Renowned artist William Hogarth, whose paintings and engravings illustrated the unfortunate and decadent lives of 18th-century London residents, is born in the London ...Read Review