Europe’s Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years’ War

By Peter H. Wilson - Published 2010



The Thirty Years’ War ravaged Europe from 1618 to 1648, splitting the Holy Roman Empire into opposing confessional camps and drawing almost every major power ...Read Review

The Anatomy of Ghosts

By Andrew Taylor - Published 2010Published 2011



1786. John Holdsworth, a small-time bookseller, was faced with near bankruptcy following several unfortunate incidents: the drowning in the Thames of his small son, ...Read Review

Once; Then; and Now

By Morris Gleitzman - Published 2009Published 2010


Children/Young AdultSaga

A trilogy told from a child’s viewpoint about the Holocaust and the Nazi domination. With Felix, a 14-year-old Polish Jewish boy, the ...Read Review

Ruso and the Root of All Evils

By R S Downie - Published 2009Published 2010



A letter urging his return from Roman Britain sends doctor Ruso rushing home to southern Gaul, on extended sick leave due to an ...Read Review

A Battle Won

By Sean Thomas Russell - Published 2010



1793, and the Reign of Terror is sweeping through France. Toulon has put itself under the protection of the English Navy. Master and Commander ...Read Review

The Bride’s Farewell

By Meg Rosoff - Published 2009


Children/Young Adult

Pell escapes from the poverty of her family and the poorly built home which is dominated by her self-righteous, drunken and violent father. ...Read Review

Carthage Must Be Destroyed

By Richard Miles - Published 2010



In the 3rd and 4th centuries before Christ, Carthage was a powerful city state on the North African coast. The author begins by ...Read Review

The Storm of War

By Andrew Roberts - Published 2010



This is the paperback edition of a book first published by Allen Lane last year. It has already been described as ‘the best ...Read Review

Becoming Jane Eyre

By Sheila Kohler - Published 2009


Biographical FictionLiterary

In 1846, the educated but unworldly daughter of a Yorkshire clergyman begins writing a novel. It is not her first effort but the first ...Read Review

King of Kings

By Harry Sidebottom - Published 2010



‘Sidebottom’s prose blazes with searing scholarship,’ proclaims The Times. As an academic who tries to write historical fiction I am naturally awestruck ...Read Review