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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

The Looking Glass House

By Vanessa Tait - Published 2015

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Vanessa Tait is the great-granddaughter of Alice Liddell, the Alice of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. In her childhood ...Read Review

Paternoster

By Kim Fleet - Published 2015

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Mystery/Crime

I am a natural to review this book. The locations are mostly just a short walk from where I live. This is Fleet’...Read Review

A Want of Kindness

By Joanne Limburg - Published 2015

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Biographical FictionLiterary

Joanne Limburg considers that Queen Anne has been neglected by novelists in comparison with other English and British monarchs (Anne was the first ...Read Review

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse

By Piu Marie Eatwell - Published 2015

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

You couldn’t make it up! No wonder this series of court cases was the sensation of late Victorian and Edwardian England. This ...Read Review

Flood of Fire

By Amitav Ghosh - Published 2015

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EpicSaga

The adjective which springs most readily to mind on reading this book is ‘vast’ – or perhaps I should spell it V – A – S – ...Read Review