Carol McGrath

Restless Dolly Maunder

By Kate Grenville - Published 2023



Restless Dolly Maunder, set in Australia spanning the late 19th century until the 1950s, is part history, biography, story and memoire fused into ...Read Review

The Black Crescent

By Jane Johnson - Published 2023Published 2024



Set in 1950s Morocco, amid growing resistance to French rule, The Black Crescent is a novel about family ties, societal change and contrast ...Read Review

The Piano Player

By Maybelle Wallis - Published 2022


The Piano Player is a thoroughly researched and impressive Irish novel from Poolbeg Press, which always publishes quality novels. It is cleverly plotted, ...Read Review

All That We Have Lost

By Suzanne Fortin - Published 2022


It is 2019, and after her husband’s death Imogen Wren decides to follow their joint dream and move to France, against the advice ...Read Review

Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife (Six Tudor Queens 6)

By Alison Weir - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

Chronicling Katharine Parr’s life from her first marriage through to the end of her fourth is a huge accomplishment. Through Katharine’s ...Read Review

The King’s Spy

By Mark Turnbull - Published 2021



The King’s Spy by Mark Turnbull is a fast-paced novella set during the aftermath of King Charles’s final battle of the ...Read Review

Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen (UK) / Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen (US)

By Alison Weir - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

This is a superb novel about a young queen who was the victim of powerful and ambitious persons around her. Neglected by her ...Read Review

Blood’s Campaign

By Angus Donald - Published 2019



In this third volume of the series, Holcroft Blood, on the Williamite Campaign in Ireland in 1689-1690, is ready to unleash cannons on ...Read Review

Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets: Six Tudor Queens 4

By Alison Weir - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Anna of Kleve (or Anne of Cleves as she is known to most English readers) is the least known of Henry VIII’s ...Read Review

A Hundred Tiny Threads

By Judith Barrow - Published 2017



A Hundred Tiny Threads is an engaging saga set between 1910 and 1924. The novel is recounted from two viewpoints, those of Winifred Duffy and ...Read Review