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Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen

By Alison Weir - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Historian and biographer, Alison Weir, embarks on a new series of novels examining in turn the lives of each of Henry VIII’s ...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

Caged Angel

By Anne-Marie Vukelic - Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In 1837, aged 23, Angela Burdett inherits her grandfather’s share in Coutts Bank, making her the richest woman in England. She changes her name ...Read Review

An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came To Fight America

By Nick Bunker - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

Since the arrival of the Mayflower, the American colonies had been a prized possession of the British Empire. Yet in 1775 violence erupted and ...Read Review

The Forgotten Family

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2006 (US)Published 2015 (UK)

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In 1890, Queenie Bonner is a happy and boisterous two-year old living in the slums of London. When she is ‘sold’ by her parents ...Read Review

Mr and Mrs Disraeli

By Daisy Hay - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

This biography recounts the relationship between 19th-century statesman and novelist Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne. Despite prejudice for his Jewish, non-aristocratic ...Read Review

Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford, the Biography

By Laura Thompson - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

Nancy Mitford (1904-1973) was the eldest of the aristocratic, but often scandalous, Mitford sisters. She was a successful novelist, journalist and biographer, but ...Read Review

The Mill Girls

By Tracy Johnson - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

Tracey Johnson relates the true stories of four women who worked in the Lancashire mills from the 1930s to the 1970s. Doris, Audrey, ...Read Review

Some Lucky Day

By Ellie Dean - Published 2014

Genres:

Military

In 1942, 21-year-old Kitty Pargeter is serving with the Air Transport Auxiliary. She and her best friend, Charlotte, are two of the rare female ...Read Review

Pegasus

By Danielle Steel - Published 2014

Genres:

Romance

Alex and Nick are German aristocrats, enjoying comfortable lives until Hitler’s increasingly powerful Reich threatens both men and their families. Close friends ...Read Review