Doug Kemp

Small Wars

By Sadie Jones - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

MilitaryRomance

                 Cyprus 1956. The newly promoted Major Hal Treherne is sent to the garrison at Episkopi, where his wife Clara and their young twin ...Read Review

Savage Lands

By Clare Clark - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

It is 1704. There are fewer than 200 people in Louisiana, the newest French colony. Craftsmen and soldiers have sent a request for virtuous, marriageable ...Read Review

The Kindly Ones

By Charlotte Mandel (trans.) - By Jonathan Littell - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

This is an immense novel; both in terms of its size, for it was a physical challenge to take this on the daily ...Read Review

Stone’s Fall

By Iain Pears - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

The story straddles the 19th and 20th centuries, and, like the author’s An Instance of the Fingerpost, is narrated by a number ...Read Review

The Blind Side of the Heart

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Julia Franck - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Eastern Germany at the end of the Second World War. The story starts with a young boy, Peter, being abandoned by his mother ...Read Review

The Captain’s Table

By Brian Thompson - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

  This is the second in the Bella Wallis series: Bella is an attractive widow, who writes thrilling and highly successful tales under ...Read Review

The Scourging Angel

By Benedict Gummer - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

The author has written a comprehensive study of the Great Death (as it was called at the time – The Black Death was a 19...Read Review

The Little Stranger

By Sarah Waters - Published 2009

Genres:

Thriller

There is a fundamental enigma at the heart of this excellent novel set in England in the austere and grim years after the ...Read Review

Hodd

By Adam Thorpe - Published 2009

Genres:

Adventure

One of Britain’s most critically acclaimed authors, Adam Thorpe, has written another brilliant and original novel. The device is not entirely new (...Read Review

The Children’s Book

By A.S. Byatt - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

This long-awaited novel, A.S. Byatt’s first since 2001, is extraordinarily difficult to encapsulate and to do full justice within the confines of ...Read Review