The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle

By Neil Blackmore - Published 2020


London 1763, and brothers Edgar and Benjamin Bowen are to embark upon The Grand Tour to mainland Europe. They are close in age, around ...Read Review

Jeeves and the Leap of Faith

By Ben Schott - Published 2020


Writing a sequel can be a difficult exercise, more than seems obvious from a cursory consideration of the issue; the writer needs to ...Read Review


By Robert Harris - Published 2020



Set in 1944, with the war in Europe going badly for Hitler, this new historical thriller by Robert Harris follows two main characters. Rudi ...Read Review

The German Heiress (US) / Finding Clara (UK)

By Anika Scott - Published 2020



Nearly two years after the war, Clara Falkenberg, the daughter and surviving heir to her family’s ironworks factory, has taken on an ...Read Review

Swan Song

By Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

As it explores the motives behind author Truman Capote’s decision to write a roman à clef betraying the secrets of his longtime confidantes, ...Read Review

Daisy Jones & The Six

By Taylor Jenkins Reid - Published 2019


A story about a rock band that climbs to the top of the charts in the Seventies, attaining iconic status, only to fall ...Read Review

Jeeves and the King of Clubs

By Ben Schott - Published 2018


The author has only dashed, well, shoved out a rather acceptable story about P.G. Wodehouse’s perpetual and much-loved hero Bertie Wooster, ...Read Review

Rival Queens: The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots

By Kate Williams - Published 2018



This very readable and fast-paced biography relates the story of Mary Stuart in a fresh and engaging way. As in any book on ...Read Review

Erebus: The Story of a Ship

By Michael Palin (author) - Published 2018



In 1826, HMS Erebus, a ‘bomb’ vessel strong enough to carry heavy mortars, was built of oak and reinforced with iron. In 1839, having demonstrated ...Read Review

The Murderer of Warren Street

By Marc Mulholland - Published 2018



This is the true story of a 19th-century revolutionary, but if you didn’t know that at first glance, you would believe it ...Read Review

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