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Wheels of Terror

By Sven Hassel - Published 2015

Genres:

LiteraryMilitary

The author, who died in 2012, was born in Denmark but served in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. In his visceral and ...Read Review

Upon a Wheel of Fire

By Paul Grieve - Published 1999

Genres:

EpicLiteraryMilitary

Upon a Wheel of Fire is a thoughtful, era-spanning, epic novel that moves from WW1 through the interwar years to WW2 in Europe ...Read Review

The Fishing Fleet

By Anne de Courcy - Published 2013Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

From the 19th to the mid-20th century, upper middle-class British families had a problem: there weren’t enough suitable men for their ...Read Review

Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten

By Lady Pamela Hicks - Published 2013

Genres:

Nonfiction

Lady Pamela Hicks is a well-known British aristocrat with a bloodline stemming from Queen Victoria, who was her great-great-grandmother. Prince Philip (married to ...Read Review

Bloody Winter

By Andrew Pepper - Published 2012

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Bloody Winter has two protagonists, and each tells his story in alternating chapters. The first narrator is the series’ Detective Inspector Pyke, who ...Read Review

History of a Pleasure Seeker

By Richard Mason - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

Amsterdam, 1907. The protagonist of Mason’s silky bildungsroman (after Natural Elements, 2010), is determined to rise in the world. Handsome young Piet Baron plans ...Read Review

Tiger Hills

By Sarita Mandanna - Published 2011

Genres:

Saga

This story follows the life of Devi, who was born in Coorg in southern India in 1878, the first girl to be born into ...Read Review

Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog

By Boris Akunin - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Philologist, critic, essayist and translator from the Japanese Grigory Chkhartishvili adopts the pen name of Boris Akunin for this anticipated mystery trilogy, the ...Read Review

By a Slow River

By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Philippe Claudel - Published 2006

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

“Bastards, saints – can’t say I’ve ever seen one or the other. Souls are never black or white; they’re all gray ...Read Review

Leonardo da Vinci

By Sherwin B. Nuland - Published 2001Published 2005

Genres:

Nonfiction

In a few short pages, Sherwin Nuland skillfully outlines the life of Leonardo da Vinci, a man whose life is often referred to ...Read Review