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By Frank Wynne (trans.) - By Pierre Lemaitre -
The French call this type of book a roman fleuve, and it certainly is, a great broad river of a book spreading wide ...Read Review
By Kate Worsley -
1934. Worn down by poverty, Lettie Radley arrives in Foxash, Essex, to join her out-of-work miner husband, Tommy. Their new smallholding may well be ...Read Review
By Maggie O'Farrell -
Maggie O’Farrell follows her award-winning Hamnet with another touching tragedy of a young life cut short. Lucrezia de’ Medici is 15 when, upon ...Read Review
By Maggie O'Farrell -
This is the passionate love story of a glove-maker’s son and Agnes, a wise-woman. It is the tale of an absentee father, ...Read Review
By Sue Monk Kidd -
Kidd has taken a concept which could have been seriously strained – imagining the life of the woman who married Jesus in 1st-century Judea – ...Read Review
By Alison Pick -
It is the 1920s, and Jewish immigrants – the strangers with the same dream of the title – are trying to create and run settlements ...Read Review
By Abi Maxwell -
In The Den, two sets of sisters struggle with the aftermath of premarital sexual indiscretion. Separated by a hundred and fifty years, both ...Read Review
By Kaite Welsh -
1894, Scotland. In the gloom of an Edinburgh night, three terrified young women wait to hear their grade on a medical school examination. Women, ...Read Review
By Anna Mazzola -
Published 2018Published 2018-07-26
The real hero, or maybe villain, of this book is the island of Skye, the largest island in the Inner Hebrides off the ...Read Review
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