Edward James

The Prophets of Eternal Fjord

By Kim Leine - By Martin Aitken (trans.) - Published 2015Published 2016

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LiteraryThriller

The Viking colonisation of Greenland in the 10th century is a popular topic for novelists.  Others have turned to the mysterious disappearance of ...Read Review

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

By Chris Cleave - Published 2016

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This is a serious book about serious themes in serious times, written in a tragicomic style which easily lapses into facetiousness. It took ...Read Review

Midnight in Berlin

By James MacManus - Published 2016

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Thriller

What can I say about this book except that it ticks all the right boxes?  It is a spy thriller with: – a tightly ...Read Review

The Abbess of Whitby

By Jill Dalladay - Published 2015

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Biographical Fiction

Like all Oxford history students of my generation, I had to start my course by studying Bede’s History of the English Church ...Read Review

Inscription

By Christine Whittemore - Published 2015

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Literary

It is said that history teaches us about the present, usually meaning war and politics, which is what history is usually about.  We ...Read Review

Dandy Gilver & the Unpleasantness in the Ballroom

By Catriona McPherson - Published 2015

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Mystery/Crime

The Dandy Gilver novels are a 1930s pastiche, imitating and gently satirising the detective novels of the Golden Age (Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie, ...Read Review

The Stuarts in 100 Facts

By Andrea Zuvich - Published 2015

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Nonfiction

The Stuarts in 100 facts!  Who needs it?  I know thousands of facts about the Stuarts. In fact the ‘100 Facts’ are actually 100 short essays ...Read Review

My Shanghai, 1942-46

By Keiko Itoh - Published 2015

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I still find it difficult to believe this book is fiction, even though I’ve checked twice with the Author’s Note. Itoh ...Read Review

Marston Moor

By Michael Arnold - Published 2015

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AdventureMilitary

It may be that I am becoming addicted, but I think Arnold’s Stryker series gets better with each book. This is the 6...Read Review

Lifeline Across the Sea: Mercy Ships in the Second World War

By David Williams - Published 2015

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NauticalNonfiction

Clausewitz famously coined the phrase ‘total war’ and defined it as an ideal state. This did not mean, as some suppose, that he ...Read Review