Douglas Kemp

A Field Guide to the English Clergy: A Compendium of Diverse Eccentrics, Pirates, Prelates and Adventurers; All Anglican, Some Even Practising

By The Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie - Published 2018



This is a brief but utterly delightful and funny series of mini-biographies of English clergymen who exhibited a bewildering range of eccentric behaviour ...Read Review

The Syndicate

By Guy Bolton - Published 2018Published 2019



This is a sequel to the author’s 2017 novel The Pictures, reviewed in HNR issue 80. It is the United States in the summer ...Read Review

Murder at the Fitzwilliam (The Museum Mysteries)

By Jim Eldridge - Published 2018



Cambridge 1894, and Daniel Wilson, formerly a detective inspector with London’s Metropolitan Police, is now working as a private investigator after the leaving ...Read Review

The House on Vesper Sands

By Paraic O'Donnell - Published 2018



London in the cold winter of 1893, and there have been puzzling reports of the souls of young women of the teeming capital having ...Read Review

Fatal Inheritance

By Rachel Rhys - Published 2018Published 2019



England in the dull spring of 1948. Eve Forrester is a bored suburban housewife in south London, married to the fastidious and tedious Clifford – ...Read Review

The Hidden

By Mary Chamberlain - Published 2019


Jersey under German occupation in the Second World War. Dora Simon is a German-Jewish refugee in her mid-20s, working as a midwife ...Read Review

The Coal Miner’s Wife (The Deerness Series)

By Elizabeth Gill - Published 2018



This is the second in the Deerness series, set in the industrial north-east of England. It is the turn of the century in ...Read Review

The Great Level

By Stella Tillyard - Published 2018


England during the interregnum in the 17th century. Jan Brunt, a Dutch engineer, is employed to assist in drawing up plans for the ...Read Review

A Respectable Woman

By Susanna Bavin - Published 2018


Lancashire in the early 1920s, and Nell struggles to make a living for herself after losing her family in the Great War. When ...Read Review

Call of the Curlew (UK) / The Orphan of Salt Winds (US)

By Elizabeth Brooks - Published 2018


December 1939, and Virginia, an orphan aged 10, is adopted by Clem & Lorna Wrathmell. She is taken to their large house, Salt Winds, on ...Read Review

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