Fourth Estate

Book of Colours

By Robyn Cadwallader - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

In the year 1320, in anticipation of a major family inheritance, Lady Mathilda commissions a book of hours: an exquisite book, to raise the ...Read Review

The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History

By Aida Edemariam - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

As Yetemegn lay dying, she was anxious to leave and yet worried that she had not fasted and prayed enough. Aida Edemariam tells ...Read Review

Peculiar Ground

By Lucy Hughes-Hallett - Published 2017Published 2018

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Set in both the 1660s and the 1960s, this debut novel explores the workings of a fictional English manor house called Wychwood. In ...Read Review

Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars

By Miranda Emmerson - Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

In 1965 London, successful American actress Iolanthe (Lanny) Green walks out of the theatre where she had been starring and disappears. Lanny’s dresser, ...Read Review

Barkskins

By Annie Proulx - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

What is it that makes Annie Proulx’s voice so compelling, so completely her own? She creates characters and situations and then sits ...Read Review

Winter

By Christopher Nicholson - Published 2015Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Thomas Hardy was a prolific 19th-century novelist and poet, whose books about life and love in rural England used to be staples on ...Read Review

Stalin’s Daughter

By Rosemary Sullivan - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

Born in 1926, Svetlana Stalina was raised in the Kremlin. When she was six, her mother committed suicide. Relatives were executed in the purges; ...Read Review

A Reunion of Ghosts

By Judith Claire Mitchell - Published 2015

Genres:

Saga

Lady, Vee and Delph Alter are three sisters in their forties, writing what they describe as a family memoir, a quasi-confessional and a ...Read Review

John the Pupil

By David Flusfeder - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)

Genres:

Literary

In 1217, friar and magus Roger Bacon, an inventor and scientist, is teacher to a young man named John at a Franciscan monastery outside ...Read Review

We Are Not Ourselves

By Matthew Thomas - Published 2014

Genres:

Saga

What are the effects of a devastating illness on a family? How does a family adapt to a new normal when nothing will ...Read Review