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The Woman at 1,000 Degrees

By Brian Fitzgibbon (trans.) - By Hallgrímur Helgason - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

Whilst telephone-canvassing during the 2006 Icelandic municipal elections, the author encountered an opinionated, irascible, mischievous old lady who had been living alone in a ...Read Review

The Aviator

By Eugene Vodolazkin - By Lisa C. Hayden (trans.) - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

Innokenty Platonov wakes in a Russian hospital bed with no memory of who he is or why he is there. Dr. Geiger is ...Read Review

Black Tudors

By Miranda Kaufmann - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

Were there Africans in Tudor and Jacobean England? How did they fare? What kind of lives did they lead? How were they regarded ...Read Review

The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao

By Eric M. B. Becker (trans.) - By Martha Batalha - Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

“This is the story of Euridice Gusmao, the woman who might have been.” In 1940s Rio de Janeiro, Euridice is a housewife with ...Read Review

Grace

By Paul Lynch - Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

This is a heartbreaking novel of strength and survival set during the potato harvest of 1845 and the beginning of the Great Famine. Grace, ...Read Review

Little Nothing

By Marisa Silver - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

Set in an unnamed country, at an unspecified date whose trappings suggest the early 20th century, it is delightfully debatable whether Little Nothing ...Read Review

A History of London in 50 Lives

By David Long - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

The author has written fifty short vignettes of Londoners or those who lived and made their mark on the United Kingdom’s capital ...Read Review

A History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

By Jenni Murray - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

Dame Jenni Murray, writer and doyenne of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, here offers brief but highly illuminating biographies of 21 determined, pioneering ...Read Review

Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe

By Sarah Gristwood - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

Chess players know that the queen can outmanoeuvre the king in every respect, except in the final checkmate. Gristwood’s book reveals how “...Read Review

Dr. James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

By Dr Michael du Preez - By Jeremy Dronfield - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

This modern biography reclaims a historical figure by telling a fantastic tale of extraordinary deception and medical innovation. James Barry, the first doctor ...Read Review