Jonathan Cape

The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother, and Me

By Sofka Zinovieff - Published 2015



This is both a charming and very well-written group biography, as well as a fresh examination of those eccentric, privileged and wealthy characters ...Read Review

The Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

By Alison Weir - Published 2015Published 2016



This is a work of immense political and personal detail with a straightforward style, easily read by anyone with an interest in the ...Read Review

Death and Mr. Pickwick

By Stephen Jarvis - Published 2015



Robert Seymour is the most prolific cartoonist and caricaturist in 1830s England. Seymour develops a new character named Mr. Pickwick, and presents his ...Read Review

Curtain Call, Or the Distinguished Thing

By Anthony Quinn - Published 2015



London 1936, and the UK is in the midst of concerns about a seemingly approaching war with Germany, allied to the threats of violence ...Read Review

The New World

By Andrew Motion - Published 2014Published 2015Published 2015-07-14



This is a sequel to the former Poet Laureate’s own sequel to RL Stevenson’s Treasure Island. This was titled Silver (reviewed ...Read Review

The Zone of Interest

By Martin Amis - Published 2014Published WSP15



Amis takes us into the uncomfortable territory of a Nazi death camp in Poland in 1942 and 1943. It is not named, but it soon ...Read Review

The Table of Less Valued Knights

By Marie Philips - Published 2014



In these dark days it’s a relief to come across a novel providing such fun. Well-written, with a firm grasp of all ...Read Review

The Quick

By Lauren Owen - Published 2014



England in the latter half of the 19th century. The novel begins conventionally enough with orphaned brother and sister James and Charlotte living ...Read Review

The Licence of War (Laurence Beaumont 2)

By V.C. Letemendia - Published 2014Published 2014-05-15


This is quite a tome at just under 600 pages, but it turns out to be a quick and brilliant read. Laurence Beaumont, impetuous ...Read Review

Viper Wine

By Hermione Eyre - Published 2014Published 2014-03-13Published 2015Published WSP15


The observant reader will immediately deduce that there is something a little unusual about this novel set in 17th-century England if he or ...Read Review