The Movement of Stars

By Amy Brill - Published 2013


At the age of 24, Hannah Gardner Price is not conforming to the expectations of her Nantucket community. Women in 1845, especially Quakers, are raised ...Read Review

The River of No Return

By Bee Ridgway - Published 2013



This novel is beautifully written with a real sense of rhythm to the words which made it very easy to read. I found ...Read Review

Aprons and Silver Spoons

By Mollie Moran - Published 2013



At fourteen years old Mollie is told that she must find a job. Without any skills, she takes a job as a scullery ...Read Review

Wolves of the North

By Harry Sidebottom - Published 2012Published 2013



The fifth entry in distinguished classicist and military historian Harry Sidebottom’s Warrior of Rome series sees the hero Ballista on a mission ...Read Review

Pyg: The Memoirs of Toby, the Learned Pig

By Russell Potter - Published 2012


In the late 18th century theatrics and amusements abounded, and one famous act was Toby the learned pig, who was able to read ...Read Review

All the King’s Men

By Saul David - Published 2012



This is a history of the British Army, beginning with the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685 and ending with the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. ...Read Review

The Confidant

By Hélène Grémillon - Published 2012



A beautiful, intricate book, The Confidant is held together with delicate threads and secrets. I scarcely know how to review it without inadvertently ...Read Review

Chango’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes

By William Kennedy - Published 2012



This is the eighth novel in prolific American author William Kennedy’s Albany Cycle, which began way back in 1975 with Legs. Often compared ...Read Review

Winter Games

By Rachel Johnson - Published 2012


A crossover novel between chick-lit and historical drama, and charting specific and interrelating events in the lives of a grandmother and granddaughter, Winter ...Read Review

The Purple Shroud: A Novel of Empress Theodora

By Stella Duffy - Published 2012


Biographical Fiction

Ah, Justinian and Theodora! Two giants of history who stood astride an empire mostly Greek that still thought of itself as “Rome.” Duffy ...Read Review

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