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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

Scourge of Wolves

By David Gilman - Published 2018



Scourge of Wolves is fifth in The Master of War series and, this said, it stands alone. It is a gritty novel set ...Read Review

The Coffin Path

By Katherine Clements - Published 2018


The Coffin Path is a gothic historical novel, reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier and as good as Sarah Waters. It is set in ...Read Review

Court of Lions

By Jane Johnson - Published 2017Published 2018


In the last decade of the 15th century, a scrap of paper containing a mysterious message was hidden in a wall in the ...Read Review

The Tyrant’s Shadow

By Antonia Senior - Published 2017


This is a passionate, richly imagined story set during Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth in London, with scenes also in the New World and ...Read Review

The White Camellia

By Juliet Greenwood - Published 2016


Set during the Edwardian Era, The White Camellia is a beautifully written novel that moves between London and Cornwall, encompassing the suffrage movement, ...Read Review

The Death of Robin Hood

By Angus Donald - Published 2016



After the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, King John reneges on his promises and his barons rise against him. Amongst these is ...Read Review