Circus of Wonders

By Elizabeth Macneal - Published 2021


Set in the 1860s, when the craze for circuses, and particularly “human wonders”, was booming, Macneal’s second novel explores this glamorous, tawdry ...Read Review

A Thousand Ships

By Natalie Haynes - Published 2020



‘A thousand ships’ conjures up a face familiar to the world, equally admired and derided―that of Helen of Troy. But those thousand ...Read Review

The Pull of the Stars

By Emma Donoghue - Published 2020



This novel is set in Dublin during the Halloween of 1918. Nurse Julia Power finds herself solely in charge of a temporary ward in ...Read Review

The War of the Poor

By Eric Vuillard - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

It is fair to say that in Germany, Thomas Müntzer is a hero of sorts. The 16th-century reformist has been the subject ...Read Review

The Blind Light: A Novel

By Stuart Evers - Published 2020



The Blind Light is an ambitious and sprawling novel that, on the surface, explores the effects of living in the shadow of nuclear ...Read Review

The Long Take

By Robin Robertson - Published 2020



In this McCarthyism-era tale, our protagonist is a Nova Scotian named Walker who is trying to find a place to forget the horrors ...Read Review

Lampedusa: A Novel

By Steven Price - Published 2019-09-17



Sicily, after the devastation of the Second World War. We are given the history of the last years of Giuseppe Tomasi, true-life author ...Read Review

The Mercies

By Kiran Millwood Hargrave - Published 2020


Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s debut adult novel, The Mercies, is set on a remote island in Norway in the early 17th century. Loosely ...Read Review

The Time Collector

By Gwendolyn Womack - Published 2019


Historical Fantasy

For Roan West, to touch an object means to be immersed in its history. He is a New Orleans-based psychometrist whose ability to ...Read Review

The Hiding Game

By Naomi Wood - Published 2019


The Hiding Game is the story of a group of students at the prestigious Bauhaus art school in interwar Germany. It focuses on ...Read Review

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