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Jane Steele

By Lyndsay Faye - Published 2016


Lyndsay Faye has produced an audacious homage to Jane Eyre just in time for Charlotte Brontë’s 200th birthday. Unlike recent books which ...Read Review

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen

By Alison Weir - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

Historian and biographer, Alison Weir, embarks on a new series of novels examining in turn the lives of each of Henry VIII’s ...Read Review

The Silvered Heart

By Katherine Clements - Published 2015


The Silvered Heart is Katherine Clements’ follow-up to her critically lauded debut, The Crimson Ribbon. With this new story she returns to the ...Read Review

The Fatal Flame

By Lyndsay Faye - Published 2015



Manhattan, 1848: Copper Timothy Wilde hates fires. His parents died in one, and a second conflagration, in 1845, scarred his face and burned his life ...Read Review

The Raven’s Head

By Karen Maitland - Published 2015



The Raven’s Head is an intoxicating blend of history, mystery and magic, and Maitland’s storytelling is deft and detailed. Told in ...Read Review

The Sunrise

By Victoria Hislop - Published 2014


1974 and Savvas, the ambitious owner of a luxury hotel in prosperous Famagusta, Cyprus, is greedy for more. Aphroditi is his gorgeous, childless wife ...Read Review

The Fortune Hunter: A Richard & Judy Pick

By Daisy Goodwin - Published 2014Published 2014-04-24


Biographical Fiction

Little Charlotte Baird, sole heiress to the vast Lennox fortune, may look mousy, but her character is strong, forthright, and unusual – she cares ...Read Review

The Vanishing Witch: A dark historical tale of witchcraft and rebellion

By Karen Maitland - Published 2014Published 2014-08-14



Set during the time of the Peasants’ Revolt, this novel expertly weaves different strands and plots together to create a satisfying and fascinating ...Read Review

The Final Sacrament

By James Forrester - Published 2013



William Harley, Clarenceux, is Queen Elizabeth’s chief herald – and a Catholic. Though he serves his queen loyally, he hides a secret: a ...Read Review

The Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai

By Barbara Lazar - Published 2013



There’s nothing like fiction set in 12th-century Buddhist Japan to shake up one’s notions about feminine strength and bravery. Kozaishō, the ...Read Review