Charlotte Wightwick

Queen of the North

By Anne O’Brien - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Queen of the North tells the story of Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry Percy (known to history – and Shakespeare fans – as Hotspur). Set ...Read Review

Mr Peacock’s Possessions

By Lydia Syson - Published 2018



In the late 19th century, Oceania—a vast expanse of sea, dotted with the occasional landmass, from the huge continent of Australia through ...Read Review


By Madeline Miller - Published 2018



Madeline Miller returns to the Homeric epics for the inspiration for her second novel, Circe. While the first, The Song of Achilles, focuses ...Read Review

Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow

By Kate Griffin - Published 2017



Kitty Peck, ex-dancing girl and now proprietor of a vast criminal empire in Victorian London, is in trouble. Her grandmother, the terrifying Lady ...Read Review

Coromandel: A Personal History of South India

By Charles Allen - Published 2017



Coromandel (a corruption of the Tamil Cholamandalam, after the Chola kings who ruled southern India for centuries) was the name given by European ...Read Review

Kingmaker: Kingdom Come

By Toby Clements - Published 2017


Kingdom Come is the fourth and final novel in Toby Clements’ Kingmaker series, set during the Wars of the Roses. It continues the ...Read Review

The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

By Anne de Courcy - Published 2017



This book follows the late 19th and early 20th-century ‘invasion’ of Europe by an influx of wealthy Americans. Between 1874 and 1914, one hundred American ...Read Review

The Four Horsemen

By Gregory Dowling - Published 2017



The Four Horsemen is the second in a series of books following the adventures of Alvise Marango, an 18th-century Venetian tourist guide and ...Read Review

Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton

By Magdalen King-Hall - Published 2016


Originally published in 1944, the Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton follows the career of Barbara Skelton, a 17th-century noblewoman who, bored ...Read Review

The Women of Baker Street: A Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson Investigation

By Michelle Birkby - Published 2017



The Women of Baker Street is an entertaining historical thriller set in Victorian London. It is based on the Arthur Conan Doyle characters ...Read Review