Doug Kemp

Moll: The Life and Times of Moll Flanders

By Sian Rees - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

The eponymous heroine of Daniel Defoe’s novel, first published in 1722, is a well-known icon of female depravity. Moll was a serial bigamist ...Read Review

The Prague Cemetery

By Umberto Eco - Published 2011

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Literary

Renowned primarily for his novel The Name of the Rose, the reader approaches a new Eco work of fiction wondering what sort of ...Read Review

The Ghost of Lily Painter

By Caitlin Davies - Published 2011

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Split between the early-to-mid 20th century and contemporary North London, this novel has a true event as its core – the insidious practice of ...Read Review

Derby Day

By DJ Taylor - Published 2011Published 2012

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Literary

Any reader who likes the gentle and considered narratives of the novels of Trollope or Thackeray should enjoy this work of fiction. Indeed ...Read Review

Visions of England

By Roy Strong - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

This is a short, but cogently argued book, almost a monograph, which asks the question of just what is England and what are ...Read Review

A Man of Parts: A Novel

By David Lodge - Published 2011

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Biographical Fiction

As I read this lengthy novel, I often needed to remind myself that it is a work of fiction and not biography. The ...Read Review

The Omnipotent Magician: Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown 1716-1783

By Jane Brown - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

The author has written an impressive number of books on gardening in England, and she now turns to look at the country’s ...Read Review

Behind Closed Doors: The Tragic, Untold Story of the Duchess of Windsor

By Hugo Vickers - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

The author is a well known historian of mostly 20th-century monarchy and British society, including the duke and duchess of Windsor. This book ...Read Review

Bloodlands

By Timothy Snyder - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

The bloodlands are defined by the author as that part of central Europe – Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic states – which suffered grievously ...Read Review

Strange Meetings: The Poets of the Great War

By Harry Ricketts - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

The relatively small number of British poets who have come to epitomise the experience of the Great War continues to exert a literary, ...Read Review

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