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The Nature of Monsters

By Clare Clark - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

This is Clare Clark’s second novel and, like her first, The Great Stink, it is immersed in the filth, chaos and downright ...Read Review

The Seventh Gate

By Richard Zimler - Published 2007

Genres:

Adventure

Set mostly in 1930s Berlin, Richard Zimler’s latest novel charts the experiences of Sophie Reidsel, a thoroughly likeable and feisty young woman ...Read Review

The Song Before It Is Sung

By Justin Cartwright - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

The steady flow of literary interest with Nazism and its impact upon history shows no sign of abating. This is, perhaps, not so ...Read Review

In the Shadow of Lady Jane

By Edward Charles - Published 2006

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This novel covers the well-known story of Lady Jane Grey, queen for nine days and executed at the age of sixteen in 1553. It ...Read Review

Kept

By DJ Taylor - Published 2006

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

  Set in 1860s England, this literary novel is very much in the style of well-known Victorian fiction, but it is more than ...Read Review

The Truth About Sascha Knisch

By Aris Fioretos - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Set in the oppressively hot summer of 1928 Berlin, this is a fascinating, though often obscure novel. The eponymous Sascha is an occasional cross-dresser ...Read Review

Van Rijn

By Sarah Miano - Published 2006

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The subject of Sarah Miano’s second novel is Rembrandt van Rijn. This is by no means a conventional fictional biography of the ...Read Review

Arthur and George

By Julian Barnes - Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (US)

Genres:

Literary

I should perhaps point out that as Julian Barnes is one of my favourite contemporary prose writers, I approached his new novel in ...Read Review

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

By Stephen Greenblatt - Published 2004

Genres:

Nonfiction

We all know who William Shakespeare was—a prolific writer born in Stratford-on-Avon who traveled to London to make his fortune with words. ...Read Review