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The Chapel at the Edge of the World

By Kirsten McKenzie - Published 2009


In 1942, Italian prisoners of war were taken to the Orkneys and employed to build the defences around Scapa Flow and later the causeway. ...Read Review

Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

By Gyles Brandreth - Published 2009


Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

Oscar Wilde sails back to Europe after one of his visits to the United States, where this latest mystery begins to unfold with ...Read Review


By Rory Clements - Published 2009



Welcome another Tudor detective. This one is John Shakespeare, elder brother of the famous Will (who makes a cameo appearance towards the end ...Read Review

The Guardians of the Covenant

By Tom Egeland - Published 2009



If you liked The Da Vinci Code (and millions did despite the ridicule) then you will be delighted with The Guardians of the ...Read Review

Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

By Flora Fraser - Published 2009



The Bonaparte clan depicted in Flora Fraser’s biography could rival any reality TV family for scandal. Pauline Bonaparte is thought to have ...Read Review

An Incomplete Revenge

By Jacqueline Winspear - Published 2008Published 2009



As a Maisie Dobbs newcomer, for me this book was a revelation. It is fresh, unpretentious, and totally gripping. Unlike her other books—...Read Review

The Creator’s Map

By Emilio Calderón - By Katherine Silver (trans.) - Published 2008



For the first few chapters, this is a Da Vinci Code-style thriller. Rival groups of unscrupulous men from sinister organisations (Himmler’s SS, ...Read Review

The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

By Beatrice Colin - Published 2008


Born to a cabaret singer but orphaned in scandalous circumstances, Lilly is alone in the world. She is brought up at St. Xavier’...Read Review

Leningrad: State of Siege

By Michael Jones - Published 2008



The city that was Leningrad for seventy years is St Petersburg again, and trades mainly on its imperial past. But an eternal flame ...Read Review

Boss of Bosses

By Clare Longrigg - Published 2009



This is the story of Bernardo Provenzano, Italy’s most notorious criminal. Provenzano was initiated into the Mafia in the 1950s when, for ...Read Review

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