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By Una Thorne -
Lottie arrived in the workhouse when she was three years old and, at thirteen, found a place with a miner’s family to ...Read Review
By Rosemary Aitken -
Spanning the First World War this romantic novel opens in Penzance in Cornwall in 1914. Maud and Belinda both work at Madame Raymond’s. ...Read Review
By Marilyn Todd -
Is this the 14th tale about Marilyn Todd’s wonderfully bitchy and feisty detective Claudia? No, this is the first tale about her ...Read Review
By Gillian Bradshaw -
Were there Africans in the Roman Army? The Historia Augusta describes an Ethiopian soldier presenting Emperor Septimius Severus with an omen of ...Read Review
By John Pilkington -
Can the modern genre of the detective story be transposed to cultural settings where there is no police force, no forensic science and ...Read Review
By Gloria Cook -
This is the second novel in the Meryen series following Keeping Echoes. Intrigue, lust and passion run through this story set in the ...Read Review
By Garry Douglas Kilworth -
This is the fifth book in the ‘Fancy Jack’ Crossman series, following the adventures of a British soldier through the various imperial wars ...Read Review
By Janet Woods -
Callie is one of many children born to Mary and Ebeneezer Ingram, fisher-folk who scratch a precarious and impoverished living on the north-east ...Read Review
By Jeannie Johnson -