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Merivel: A Man of His Time

By Rose Tremain - Published 2012Published 2013

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This is a sequel to Tremain’s 1989 novel, Restoration, which was a memoir of Sir Robert Merivel, physician, bon-viveur, friend of Charles II ...Read Review

Capital Crimes: Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder

By Max Décharné - Published 2012

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

London, as one of the world’s principal cities for many years, has been the focus for incalculable crimes and misdemeanours, and the ...Read Review

Falstaff

By Robert Nye - Published 2012Published c1976

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Literary

First published in 1976, Nye’s rambling autobiographical musings of the Shakespearean figure Sir John Falstaff is surprisingly contemporary in its approach and style. ...Read Review

A Less Boring History of the World

By Dave Rear - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

Horrible History for adults is the best way I can pithily describe this. It is a breakneck gallop through all history from the ...Read Review

The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes

By June Thomson - Published 2012

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Mystery/Crime

June Thomson has published a number of these pastiches of the famous stories of Arthur Conan Doyle. They all consist of a series ...Read Review

Sweet Tooth

By Ian McEwan - Published 2012

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Literary

For many members of the HNS, the early 1970s may not seem to be very historical. But Ian McEwan’s new novel, which ...Read Review

Underworld London: Crime and Punishment in the Capital City

By Catharine Arnold - Published 2012

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

This is a broad-brush account of London’s most notorious crimes from the Middle Ages up to the present day, together with descriptions ...Read Review

Silver: Return to Treasure Island

By Andrew Motion - Published 2012

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Adventure

R.L. Stevenson’s novel has enchanted and fascinated generations of readers since its publication in the late 19th century. The story left ...Read Review

The Uninvited Guests

By Sadie Jones - Published 2012

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This is a bizarre and fantastic story, which takes place over 24 hours in Sterne – a substantial English country house. But the Swifts, the ...Read Review

Beautiful Lies

By Clare Clark - Published 2012

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London, 1887. The country is absorbed by Queen Victoria’s Jubilee and Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show, with an economic recession causing ...Read Review

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