The Matchgirl

By Lynette Rees - Published 2019


It is 1888, and sixteen-year-old Lottie Perkins works for Bryant & May match manufacturers in London’s East End, where she catches the eye ...Read Review

The Foundling School for Girls

By Elizabeth Gill - Published 2019


Set in the mid-1800s in the hills above Newcastle, this novel depicts two very different characters.  Ruth Dixon, deserted by her mother ...Read Review

A Step So Grave (A Dandy Gilver Mystery)

By Catriona McPherson - Published 2019



Aristocratic, amateur sleuth Dandy Gilver and her family travel to remote Applecross in the Scottish Highlands to meet Mallory, her son’s betrothed ...Read Review

Orphan Boy (The Deerness Series)

By Elizabeth Gill - Published 2018



The second in the Deerness series, set in north-east England at the end of the 19th century. The eponymous orphan is Niall McAndrew, ...Read Review

The Bear Pit

By S.G. MacLean - Published 2019



S.G. MacLean’s latest addition to the Captain Damien Seeker series sees our grumpy, reluctant hero investigate the death of a man ...Read Review

The Bluebird Girls

By Rosie Archer - Published 2019


Hampshire 1939. World War II has started, and three young girls are about to have their worlds turned upside-down. Rainey and her mother are ...Read Review

Finding Dorothy

By Elizabeth Letts - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

It’s hard to imagine a more essentially American life than Maud Gage Baum’s. The wife of the author of the beloved ...Read Review

Metropolis (A Bernie Gunther Novel Book 14)

By Philip Kerr - Published 2019



An elegy for Bernie… Philip Kerr’s final installment of his masterly Berlin Noir mysteries takes his hero back to his beginnings as ...Read Review

The King’s War

By Mark Logue - By Peter Conradi - Published 2018



After the success of The King’s Speech, both as a book and a film, Mark Logue (grandson of the speech therapist Lionel ...Read Review

Blackberry and Wild Rose

By Sonia Velton - Published 2019


This debut novel by Sonia Velton is set in Spitalfields, London, in the late 18th century when the Huguenots had brought the silk ...Read Review

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