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Fallen Skies

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2006 (UK)Published 2008 (US)


Still in her teens in 1920, Lily Valance is embarking on a promising stage career as a singer. She is exceptionally beautiful and captivates ...Read Review

The Mapmaker’s Opera

By Béa Gonzalez - Published 2006 (UK)Published 2007 (US)



Praise for Béa Gonzalez’ The Mapmaker’s Opera abounds, with many critics and other reviewers comparing the author’s work to that ...Read Review

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

By Nathaniel Philbrick - Published 2006



In this revisionist, popular history, Philbrick takes on Plymouth, the Pilgrims, and King Philip’s War. Unlike the harshness of life at Jamestown, ...Read Review

Consuelo & Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Mother and Daughter in the Gilded Age

By Amanda Mackenzie Stuart - Published 2006



This intriguing biography combines the stories of mother and daughter, allowing us to see how the one influenced the other. It opens with ...Read Review

The Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to Renaissance Europe, the Men Who Introduced the World to Itself

By Jonathan Wright - Published 2006



In The Ambassadors, Jonathan Wright’s stated purpose is to show how influential ambassadors have been “in the encounters, collisions, and rivalries among ...Read Review

I, Mona Lisa

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2006


In her follow-up to 2005’s The Borgia Bride, Jeanne Kalogridis brings to life the woman behind the enigmatic smile of Leonardo da Vinci’...Read Review

The Boleyn Inheritance

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2006


Gregory’s latest novel focuses on the lives of three women, all of whom bear witness to the Boleyn family’s legacy: Anne ...Read Review

Virgin Earth

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2000 (UK)Published 2006 (US)


Biographical Fiction

Charles I is on the verge of plunging England into civil war, and John Tradescant, royal gardener, flees the grief of his wife’...Read Review

Richard Temple

By Patrick O'Brian - Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (US)


The novel opens with the protagonist, Richard Temple, enduring repeated sessions of torture at the hands of Nazi interrogators. It is the Second ...Read Review

Flashman on the March

By George MacDonald Fraser - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)



The impressionable (reprehensible?) Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., K.C.B., K.C.I.E. (none of them deserved) rides again to the ...Read Review