Doug Kemp

Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of a Whore

By Julie Peakman - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

In the 18th century, “whore memoirs” became a popular literary phenomenon, when high-class courtesans would pen their autobiographies, full of titillating details of ...Read Review

A History of Loneliness

By John Boyne - Published 2014

Genres:

Literary

Odran Yates narrates the story of his life in Ireland. As a young boy in the early 1960s through to the present day ...Read Review

Snow and Steel: Battle of the Bulge 1944-45

By Peter Caddick-Adams - Published 2014

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

This is an immensely detailed and researched account of the German offensive from December 1944 to January 1945 to retake the Ardennes in northern France ...Read Review

The New World

By Andrew Motion - Published 2014Published 2015Published 2015-07-14

Genres:

AdventureLiteraryNautical

This is a sequel to the former Poet Laureate’s own sequel to RL Stevenson’s Treasure Island. This was titled Silver (reviewed ...Read Review

Attrition: Fighting the First World War

By William Philpott - Published 2014

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

This is a thoroughly well researched account of the Great War. It is not just another routine history of the familiar events, but, ...Read Review

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

By Yuval Noah Harari - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)

Genres:

Nonfiction

Occasionally there are books published which simply demand the reader to take a new look on life. This is one – the reader may ...Read Review

The Quick

By Lauren Owen - Published 2014

Genres:

FantasyThriller

England in the latter half of the 19th century. The novel begins conventionally enough with orphaned brother and sister James and Charlotte living ...Read Review

Field of Shadows: The Remarkable True Story of the English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany 1937

By Dan Waddell - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

In 1937 an amateur cricket club from Worcestershire undertook a tour of Berlin to play three matches against German cricket clubs. With Germany at ...Read Review

One Summer: America 1927

By Bill Bryson - Published 2013

Genres:

Nonfiction

1927 was certainly an eventful year for the USA. Charles Lindbergh made the first solo transatlantic flight, and immediately became the world’s most ...Read Review

Darkling

By Laura Beatty - Published 2014

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Mia Morgan is researching the life of Lady Brilliana Harley, 17th-century Puritan and now known mostly for the letters she wrote to her ...Read Review