Last Days in Cleaver Square

By Patrick McGrath - Published 2021



This is a novel of the Spanish Civil War, or more accurately, the memories of the traumatic times that Francis McNulty ponders on. ...Read Review

Snow Country

By Sebastian Faulks - Published 2021



This is a sequel to Faulks’s 2005 novel Human Traces. Given that there has been a 16-year hiatus between the two books, it ...Read Review

The Dangerous Kingdom of Love

By Neil Blackmore - Published 2021


England, 1613, and Francis Bacon travels to the royal palace at Theobalds, to be told by King James that he will be elevated to ...Read Review

The Lincoln Highway

By Amor Towles - Published 2021


Huckleberry Finn, make way for valiant Emmett Watson. Also, for his bookish little brother Billy, for Duchess, the fatal troublemaker, and for world-wary ...Read Review

The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginnings of England

By Marc Morris - Published 2021



Marc Morris’s new book is ambitious in scope, sweeping through six centuries of Anglo-Saxon history. It starts by talking about two of ...Read Review

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

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