The Bewitching

By Jill Dawson - Published 2022


This 16th-century tale tells the true story of a woman accused by her neighbours of witchcraft. Visiting her new neighbours in the Fenland ...Read Review

The Stars Are Not Yet Bells

By Hannah Lillith Assadi - Published 2022



Unreliable narrators are a tricky device. In The Stars Are Not Yet Bells, the protagonist, Elle Ranier, tells her story of moving from ...Read Review

Red Milk

By Sjón - By Victoria Cribb (trans.) - Published 2022



A dead man is found on a train at Cheltenham Spa. Policemen identify the man as Gunnar Pálsson Kampen from Reykjavik. They ...Read Review

The Dickens Boy

By Thomas Keneally - Published 2022


Biographical FictionLiterary

In 1868, Edward Dickens, the tenth, ne’er-do-well child of the famous author, emigrates to Australia at age sixteen to learn the sheep business. ...Read Review

The Book of Science and Antiquities

By Thomas Keneally - Published 2019



Award-winning documentary filmmaker Shelby Apple is approaching the end of his days after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2015. As he contemplates his ...Read Review

The Valentine House

By Emma Henderson - Published 2018



The Valentine house, a wooden chalet overlooking the valley of Hext in the French Alps, is given the Greek name “Arete” (meaning excellence ...Read Review

Madness Is Better than Defeat

By Ned Beauman - Published 2018


This book opens in 1938 Manhattan, where a wrestler struggles with an octopus in a water-filled tank. From there we quickly move on to ...Read Review

Walking Wounded

By Sheila Llewellyn - Published 2018


This is a shocking book, and I hope you will read it and be suitably shocked. It is set in a military psychiatric ...Read Review

The Brittle Star

By Davina Langdale - Published 2017



This is a dazzling debut about a young man in 1860s California. John Evert Burn is 16 when his ranch is attacked, his mother ...Read Review

The Fatal Tree

By Jake Arnott - Published 2017



London, the 1720s. The underworld here is known as ‘Romeville’, while the scaffold at Tyburn is ‘The Fatal Tree’. This is the story ...Read Review

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