The Tattooist of Auschwitz

By Heather Morris - Published 2018


The Holocaust will surely be an endless source of inspiration for creative artists of all disciplines. We take for granted the poignancy of ...Read Review

The Magnificent Esme Wells

By Adrienne Sharp - Published 2018



In her novel told in alternating parts set in Los Angeles (1939-41) and Las Vegas (1945-53), Sharp portrays the dark underpinnings of Hollywood’...Read Review

To Die But Once

By Jacqueline Winspear - Published 2018



Although WW2 has broken out, in London it is the lull before the storm when everyone is prepared for attack but nothing much ...Read Review

The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History

By Aida Edemariam - Published 2018



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

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

By Imogen Hermes Gowar - Published 2018


Too many times I have read a book, very often by a first-time published writer, that has been stratospherically praised by the media, ...Read Review

Only Killers and Thieves

By Paul Howarth - Published 2018



Two Australian teenagers, Billy and Tommy McBride, return to their parents’ cattle ranch one afternoon in 1885 to find their mother and father murdered ...Read Review

Peculiar Ground

By Lucy Hughes-Hallett - Published 2017Published 2018


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


By Molly Patterson - Published 2017



In 1999, 84-year-old Hazel must leave her rural Illinois farm to reside in a nursing home. After her children and grandchildren arrive to close ...Read Review

Fools and Mortals

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2017Published 2017-10-19Published 2018


This is a complete change of scene, time and character from Sharpe and Uhtred, previous well-beloved characters in Cornwell’s fiction. In Elizabethan ...Read Review

The Half-Drowned King

By Linnea Hartsuyker - Published 2017


It is 9th-century Norway, and the Vikings are sailing, raiding, battling, and attending the gathering of peoples known as the Thing. Ragnvald Eysteinsson, ...Read Review