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Murder Most Festive: A Christmas Mystery

By Ada Moncrieff - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

England, 1938, and it’s Christmas Eve at the large house Westbury Manor in Sussex, home to Lord and Lady Westbury, who are having ...Read Review

The Doll: A Portrait of My Mother

By Ismail Kadare - By John Hodgson (trans.) - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Winner of the inaugural Man Booker International Prize and other prestigious awards, Ismail Kadare is Albania’s most well-known novelist and poet. This ...Read Review

Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris

By Caroline Weber - Published 2019

Genres:

Nonfiction

This delightful, richly detailed, and wonderfully sympathetic biography looks at the lives of three French mondaines – women of taste, influence, and intellect – who ...Read Review

Belonging: The Story of the Jews, 1492-1900

By Simon Schama - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is the second book in Schama’s magisterial history of the Jews, following the Jewish people from the expulsion from Spain in 1492 ...Read Review

Death Zones

By Simon Pasternak - Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

Belorussia in the hot summer of 1943. The embattled German forces are struggling in their brutal war of occupation, and the story is narrated ...Read Review

A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism

By Caroline Moorehead - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

I have to confess I had never heard of the Rosselli family before reading this biography. My ignorance may be partly symptomatic of ...Read Review

Stalin’s Meteorologist: One Man’s Untold Story of Love, Life, and Death

By Olivier Rolin - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

In 1934 Alexey Feodosievich Wangenheim, senior government meteorologist and loyal Communist Party member of long standing, is collected by the security services, summarily tried ...Read Review

Hitler’s First Victims: And One Man’s Race for Justice

By Timothy W. Ryback - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is the account of the men who were the first to be incarcerated in the newly-built concentration camp at Dachau, near Munich. ...Read Review

Mothering Sunday

By Graham Swift - Published 2016Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

Despite the title, Mothering Sunday is lacking in mothers. It is the story of what a young housemaid and orphan, Jane Fairchild, chooses ...Read Review

The World Hegemon: The British Isles 1832-1914

By William D. Rubinstein - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

During Queen Victoria’s reign, and the period leading up to the outbreak of the First World War, Britain enjoyed a ‘golden age’ ...Read Review

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