Edward James

The Death of the Fronsac

By Neal Ascherson - Published 2017



It is difficult to classify this book. It is certainly a war story: the central character is a Polish soldier, Maurycy Szczucki, and ...Read Review

The French Art of War

By (trans. Frank Wynne) - By Alexis Jenni - Published 2017



This is a long book translated from the French, with a forbidding title by an author who is prodigal with words. Don’t ...Read Review

The Lost Book of the Holy Grail

By Charlie Lovett - Published 2017


Dan Brown meets Anthony Trollope! Once again a middle-aged academic searches for the Holy Grail, helped by a younger female assistant (less cerebral, ...Read Review

Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams

By Mary Gibson - Published 2017


Basically, this is the story of an actress/singer who is down on her luck and struggles to survive in a working-class area ...Read Review

Posted in Wartime: Letters Home from Abroad

By Richard Knott - Published 2017



The title is a pun. The book is based on letters posted in wartime from abroad by Britons posted abroad in wartime. We ...Read Review

Holy Blood

By Kim Fleet - Published 2017



Eden Grey, Kim Fleet’s fictional private detective, continues with her mission to litter Cheltenham with as many literary corpses as Inspector Morse’...Read Review

The Woman in the Shadows

By Carol McGrath - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

This is the story of Elizabeth Cromwell, wife of Henry VIII’s minister, Thomas Cromwell, famous for dissolving the monasteries. But hasn’t ...Read Review

The Charge of the Light Brigade: Voices from the Past

By John Grehan - Published 2017



The charge of the Light Brigade in October 1854 must be the most famous cavalry skirmish in history. Thousands like it are long forgotten. ...Read Review

The Late Lord: The Life of John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham

By Jacqueline Reiter - Published 2017



John Pitt was the son of a great man (William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham) and the brother of another (William ...Read Review

The Earth Is Weeping

By Peter Cozzens - Published 2016Published 2017



This is surely the definitive work on the Indian Wars in the American West (i.e. west of the Mississippi) from the end ...Read Review

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