Penguin

The Little Penguin Bookshop

By Joanna Toye - Published 2024

Genres:

Saga

August 1939, and the unwelcome spectre of war descends again on Britain – a country that has barely recovered from the disasters of The Great ...Read Review

Christmas with the Engine Girls

By Daisy Styles - Published 2023

Genres:

Saga

It is 1941 and the Blitz is raging; conscription for women is very much in the news in spite of The War Office dragging ...Read Review

The Story Collector

By Iris Costello - Published 2024

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There are three main narrative strands to this novel: a German baker, Katerina, in London’s East End in 1915 who develops a skill ...Read Review

The Palace Girls

By Emma Royal - Published 2023

Genres:

Saga

Back in the London Blitz of 1941, Millie Hendry, aged 11, loses both parents and is subsequently raised by firm-but-fair Aunt Edie, long-standing cleaner at ...Read Review

Land Girls at the Wartime Bookshop (The Wartime Bookshop, 2)

By Lesley Eames - Published 2023

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Saga

England 1941. Nothing lasts forever. The vicar’s demise prompts fears of a similar fate befalling the Churchwood village bookshop, due to the snobby, ...Read Review

The Chimney Sweep’s Sister

By Emma Hornby - Published 2023

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Saga

Think anger management. Orphan Jenny (aged 16) has, in her own words, “a gob the size of a train tunnel”. Uncontrollable foul-mouthed rants and ...Read Review

The Golden Doves

By Martha Hall Kelly - Published 2023

Genres:

Saga

Building on the success of her Lilac Girls trilogy, Kelly’s The Golden Doves takes the reader into the turbulent decade following the ...Read Review

Murder Under the Tuscan Sun

By Rachel Rhys - Published 2023

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Tuscany 1927, and 49-year-old widow Constance Bowen, living in pedestrian Pinner in Middlesex, answers an advertisement in The Lady requesting a nurse/companion. Her ...Read Review

The Ballroom Girls (Ballroom Girls, 1)

By Jenny Holmes - Published 2023

Genres:

Saga

Set in Blackpool during the summer of 1942 we follow three friends – Sylvia, Pearl and Joy – as they learn, or in Sylvia’s case ...Read Review

The Romantic

By William Boyd - Published 2023

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The Romantic, William Boyd’s seventeenth novel, takes the form of a personal narrative and life story. A sweeping adventure covering almost an ...Read Review

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