Civil War: The History of England, Volume III

By Peter Ackroyd - Published 2014



In Civil War, the third instalment of his ambitious attempt to write a history of England akin to Macaulay, Peter Ackroyd covers the ...Read Review

True Stories from World War I

By Peter Hepplewhite - Published 2014


Children/Young AdultMilitaryShort Stories

The Great War has always been an emotive subject, and it’s a difficult task to portray it with both frankness and delicacy ...Read Review


By Sam Angus - Published 2014


Children/Young AdultMilitary

In 1915, fifteen-year-old Billy Bayliss enlists in the army, using his older brother’s papers to pretend he is seventeen and old enough to ...Read Review

Odysseus: Book One, The Oath

By Christine Feddersen-Manfredi (trans.) - By Valerio Massimo Manfredi - Published 2013Published 2014



If you love the classics, you will enjoy Professor Manfredi’s rendition of the tale of Odysseus. The author identifies himself as in ...Read Review

Edge of Eternity

By Ken Follett - Published 2014



The Century Trilogy concludes with this historical novel that captures the essence of historical events from 1961 to 2008. It is thrilling in its evocation ...Read Review

A King’s Ransom

By Sharon Kay Penman - Published 2014


Historical fiction can be a tricky genre to write and read because many times we know how the story is going to end. ...Read Review

The Forbidden

By F. R. Tallis - Published 2012Published 2014



In 1873, on a French island colony, Paul Clément witnesses the ritual murder of a young man who has apparently risen from the ...Read Review

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World

By Greg King - By Sue Woolmans - Published 2013



In June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, accompanied by his wife, Sophie, reluctantly paid a visit to Bosnia, having tried his best to avoid the ...Read Review

Saxon: The Emperor’s Elephant

By Tim Severin - Published 2013



The Saxon of the title is Sigwulf, a minor Saxon prince exiled to the court of King Carolus. It is the second in ...Read Review

A Horse Called Hero

By Sam Angus - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

1940. World War II is raging. Dodo, and her nine-year-old horse-mad brother, Wolfie, live in London, a dangerous place during the Blitz. When their ...Read Review