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The Berlin Airlift: The World’s Largest Ever Air Supply Operation (Images of Aviation)

By John Grehan - Published 2019



This book is worth having for the illustrations alone.  The 1940’s were the golden age for black and white photojournalism and The Berlin ...Read Review

The People’s Army in the Spanish Civil War: A Military History of the Republic and International Brigades 1936-1939

By Alexander Clifford - Published 2020



The Spanish Civil War spilled a great deal of blood at the time and still spills great quantities of ink, which is surprising ...Read Review

The Spanish Flu Epidemic and Its Influence on History

By Jaime Breitnauer - Published 2019



The influenza pandemic of 1918, which killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide, dwarfed the catastrophe of the First World War – except that it did ...Read Review

People Like Us

By Louise Fein - Published 2021


At one level this is a timeless story of star-crossed lovers.  A young couple defy the conventions of the adult world and are ...Read Review

A Crown in Time

By Jennifer Macaire - Published 2020



Time travellers abound in historical fiction for children and young adults but appear less often in HF for more mature readers. Most authors ...Read Review

Mortmain Hall

By Martin Edwards - Published 2020



Martin Edwards describes his book as a homage to the Golden Age of English detective fiction, which flourished in the inter-war years and ...Read Review

I’m Staying Here

By Marco Balzano - Published 2020



Translations often give us insights into times and places we seldom encounter in our native literature. I’m Staying Here (Resto Qui) is ...Read Review

Requiem for a Knave

By Laura Carlin - Published 2020



This is a dark Gothic tale set in late Mediaeval England, structured as a pilgrimage from a village in Derbyshire to the shrine ...Read Review

Stephen and Matilda’s Civil War: Cousins of Anarchy

By Matthew Lewis - Published 2019



How anarchic was the Anarchy, the long and confused series of civil wars that followed the death of Henry I of England and ...Read Review

1920: A Year of Global Turmoil

By David Charlwood - Published 2019



2020 is the 100th anniversary of – of what? 1920 is not a memorable date.  David Charlwood describes the year as ‘both world-changing and uneventful’. We ...Read Review

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