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The Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance

By Catherine Fletcher - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

Catherine Fletcher opens up the ‘Pandora’s Box’ of 16th-century Italy. This era is known most obviously for the flowering of individual artistic ...Read Review

Charlotte

By Helen Moffett - Published 2020

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Charlotte tells the story of Charlotte Lucas, Lizzy Bennet’s plain, unromantic friend from Pride and Prejudice. She marries for the sake of ...Read Review

Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows (Kitty Peck 4)

By Kate Griffin - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

This latest instalment of Kate Griffin’s series takes us once again into the world of the Victorian East End. At the end ...Read Review

The Irish Princess

By Elizabeth Chadwick - Published 2019

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Biographical Fiction

The author brings medieval Ireland alive with her trademark mix of engaging characters, high politics, and romance. As the daughter of an Irish ...Read Review

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

By Tom Holland - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

Dominion is a big book. Not only in length – although topping 500 pages, this shouldn’t be discounted – but in the sheer amount of ...Read Review

A Tapestry of Treason

By Anne O’Brien - Published 2019

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Biographical Fiction

Anne O’Brien’s books seek to give voice to the forgotten women of history, and in A Tapestry of Treason she does ...Read Review

The Phoenix of Florence

By Philip Kazan - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

The author returns to Renaissance Italy with The Phoenix of Florence. Onorio Celavini, a commander in the Medici’s feared policy force, investigates ...Read Review

The Familiars

By Stacey Halls - Published 2019

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The Familiars is set in 17th-century Lancashire. It tells the story of the trial of the Pendle witches from the point of view ...Read Review

The Redeemed: The West Country Trilogy

By Tim Pears - Published 2019

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Saga

The Redeemed follows the lives of two main characters during and after World War I. Leo Sercombe starts the book as a ship’...Read Review

Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England

By Kate Hubbard - Published 2018Published 2019

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Nonfiction

Devices and Desires explores the life of Bess of Hardwick and of her great building projects, especially the still-extant Hardwick Hall. It is ...Read Review

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