Doug Kemp

Plague and Cholera

By J.A. Underwood (trans.) - By Patrick Deville - Published 2014

Genres:

Literary

Translated from the original French, this is a fictional biography of the scientist Alexandre Yersin. Born in Switzerland in the mid-19th century, ...Read Review

My War Diary, 1914-1918

By Ethel M. Bilbrough - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of The Great War, this is a colour reproduction of the diary kept by Ethel Bilbrough ...Read Review

In the Light of the Morning

By Tim Pears - Published 2014

Genres:

Military

May 1944 in the midst of the Second World War, and Lieutenant Tom Freedman is parachuted into Slovenia. He is an interpreter in intelligence ...Read Review

In the Wolf’s Mouth

By Adam Foulds - Published 2014Published WSP15

Genres:

LiteraryMilitary

Set mostly in the battlegrounds of North Africa and Italy in the Second World War, this is a poetic and beautifully observed novel. ...Read Review

The Unreturning Army: A Field Gunner in Flanders 1917-1918

By Huntly Gordon - Published 2013

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is a memoir and series of letters, edited by his son, that Huntly Gordon sent from the Allied front-line in Belgium and ...Read Review

What’s in a Surname? A Journey from Abercrombie to Zwicker

By David McKie - Published 2013

Genres:

Nonfiction

Most of us have some idea of the origin of our own family names. This fascinating book covers the growth and changing patterns ...Read Review

At Break of Day

By Elizabeth Speller - Published 2013

Genres:

Military

Ho-hum, thinks the reader – yet another novel about the Great War. Misgivings increase when the story, starting on the morning of 1st July 1916 ...Read Review

Back to Back

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Julia Franck - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and brother and sister Thomas and Ella are growing up ...Read Review

Hunters in the Snow

By Daisy Hildyard - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

The first thing to say about this novel is that it is really not at all conventional historical fiction, yet it is of ...Read Review

The Faithful Executioner

By Joel F. Harrington - Published 2013

Genres:

Nonfiction

In the latter half of the 16th Century and the first years of the 17th, Meister Frantz Schmidt was the official executioner for ...Read Review