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Once Upon a Time World: The Dark and Sparkling Story of the French Riviera

By Jonathan Miles - Published 2023



The One-Upon-A-Time-World is the French Riviera, that tiny strip of land which has had such a disproportionate impact on the cultural history of ...Read Review

The Sixpenny Orphan

By Glenda Young - Published 2023



Glenda Young specialises in heart-warming stories set in her native Northumbria. The Sixpenny Orphan is set in the early 20th century in the ...Read Review

The Ghost Ship (The Joubert Family Chronicles)

By Kate Mosse - Published 2023



The real-life story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the lesbian duo whose pirate ship briefly terrorised the Caribbean in the 18th century, ...Read Review

The Forgotten Shore

By Sarah Maine - Published 2023


If you love Newfoundland you will love this book. If you don’t love Newfoundland, that is probably because you have never been ...Read Review

Death of a Lesser God (The Malabar House Series)

By Vaseem Khan - Published 2023



This is the fourth in Khan’s Malabar House series, following the career of the fictional Persis Wadia, the first female police inspector ...Read Review

Wheel of Fortune

By C F Dunn - Published 2023


Wheel of Fortune is the first in a series, The Tarnished Crown, set during the Wars of the Roses. If you are expecting ...Read Review

The Housekeepers

By Alex Hay - Published 2023


This book might have been more appropriately titled “The Housekeepers’ Revenge.”  It is an historical fantasy, in the sense that the servant classes ...Read Review

The House of Doors

By Tan Twan Eng - Published 2023



Tan Twan Eng is not a prolific writer, but his books are worth waiting for. The House of Doors is set mainly in ...Read Review

The Wide World

By Frank Wynne (trans.) - By Pierre Lemaitre - Published 2023



The French call this type of book a roman fleuve, and it certainly is, a great broad river of a book spreading wide ...Read Review

The Birdcage Library

By Freya Berry - Published 2023



If you like Gothic novels, this is a feast.  There are no paranormal elements (except a brief hint in the epilogue), but we ...Read Review

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