Michael Joseph

Island Reich

By Jack Grimwood - Published 2021



May 1940. Safe-cracker Bill O’Hagan wants nothing to do with the current war after his experiences in the previous one but, when a ...Read Review

The Metal Heart: A Novel of Love and Valor in World War II

By Caroline Lea - Published 2021


When war unexpectedly makes itself felt in Orkney in 1941, the authorities decide to send a group of Italian POWs to build barriers to ...Read Review

The Gates of Athens: Book One in the Athenian series

By Conn Iggulden - Published 2020



About 490 BCE, the aging Persian King Darius, and his young son, Xerxes, stand on a hilltop overlooking the smoldering ruins of Persian-controlled Sardis. ...Read Review

Dangerous Women

By Hope Adams - Published 2021


Eighteen women become quilters on the Rajah convict ship sailing for Australia from England in the spring of 1841. The group is among nearly 200 ...Read Review

The Honey and the Sting

By E. C. Fremantle - Published 2020


Set in England in 1628, this book presents the lives of three sisters living on their own with the small son of the eldest ...Read Review

The Glass Woman

By Caroline Lea - Published 2019


Rósa Magnusdottir’s mother is ill, hungry and coughing away in the chill and mud of their croft in a late 17th-century ...Read Review

Liberation Square

By Gareth Rubin - Published 2019


Alternate HistoryMystery/CrimeThriller

Liberation Square asks the reader to imagine a very different 1952, a world in which, instead of a divided Berlin, London and the United ...Read Review

The Stranger

By Kate Riordan - Published 2018


Everyone living in Penhallow Hall in the summer of 1940 has a secret. There is the autocratic invalid Mrs Fox; her anxious, downtrodden daughter ...Read Review

The Poison Bed

By Elizabeth Fremantle - Published 2018



At the heart of one of the most notorious murder cases in the reign of James I lurks the ultimate Jacobean power couple: ...Read Review

The Abbot’s Tale

By Conn Iggulden - Published 2017Published 2018Published 2018-05-01


Biographical Fiction

Dunstan was an Abbot of Glastonbury, later Archbishop of Canterbury, and was probably born somewhere between AD 910 and AD 920 in Somerset (we don’...Read Review

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