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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
By Kaite Welsh -
1892. Sarah Gilchrist is forced by her family to move from London to live with relatives in Edinburgh to avoid a scandal. Determined to ...Read Review
By Sarah Schmidt -
Lizzie Borden’s acquittal for the murder of her father and stepmother has already generated numerous books, films and plays, even musicals. Whether ...Read Review
By Eowyn Ivey -
This novel is an epistolary novel with four principal characters: one pair, husband and wife, live in 1885, and the other pair are contemporary. ...Read Review
By Patrick Gale -
Published 2015Published 2016
Loosely based on the experiences of the author’s great-grandfather, A Place Called Winter is an evocative tale of a timid man grappling ...Read Review
By Stephanie Bishop -
Becoming a first-time mother can be difficult, especially with a fussy baby. Despite a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, in 1963 Charlotte ...Read Review
By Anna Mazzola -
This is the fictionalised biography of Sarah Gale, accused of being an accomplice to a murder in 1837 London. She is sentenced to hang, ...Read Review
By Sue Monk Kidd -
Sue Monk Kidd’s (The Secret Life of Bees) latest novel begins in early 19th- century Charleston, South Carolina, and follows the story ...Read Review
By Anton DiSclafani -
During the Great Depression, a wealthy family is shattered by a daughter’s indiscretion, and as a result she is sent away to ...Read Review
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