Elizabeth Hawksley

Christmas with the Engine Girls

By Daisy Styles - Published 2023



It is 1941 and the Blitz is raging; conscription for women is very much in the news in spite of The War Office dragging ...Read Review

City of Spies

By Elisa Paganelli (illus.) - By Iszi Lawrence - Published 2024


Children/Young Adult

1780 New York. The British Army is trying to beat the rebel American colonists into submission and restore King George III’s rightful rule, ...Read Review

Circus Maximus: Rider of the Storm

By Annelise Gray - Published 2023


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

This, the last in Annelise Gray’s Circus Maximus trilogy, follows our heroine Dido, now back in Rome, intent on returning to professional ...Read Review

Vita & the Gladiator

By Ally Sherrick - Published 2023


AdventureChildren/Young AdultMystery/Crime

It is not that long ago that young girls who loved history were hard-pressed to find a thrilling historical adventure story with an ...Read Review

The Chaperone

By Sophia Holloway - Published 2023



The elegantly tall Lady Sophronia Hadlow (Sophy to her friends) is 23 years old and viewed by her mother as too tall to attract ...Read Review

Empire (The Golden Age, 2)

By Conn Iggulden - Published 2023



Athens, 5th century BC. Empire is the second book in Iggulden’s Golden Age series which follows the fortunes of the Greek hero ...Read Review

Yours From the Tower

By Sally Nicholls - Published 2023Published 2024


Children/Young Adult

1896, various British locations. Three 17-year-old girls leave school and embark on Life. Tirzah has had a turbulent childhood; her mother is an alcoholic ...Read Review

Winter’s Daughter

By Val Wood - Published 2023



Hull, November 1856. A storm surge sweeps up the Humber estuary, flooding an ancient cellar crammed with dozens of homeless people. Mr James Ripley, ...Read Review

A Million to One

By Adiba Jaigirdar - Published 2023


AdventureChildren/Young AdultNautical

1912, Cork, Ireland. The White Star Line’s luxury ship, the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic, the biggest in the world, is making her maiden voyage. Four ...Read Review

A Wartime Summer (The Sisters’ War, 1)

By Rosie Meddon - Published 2022



1942, Exeter, England. World War Two is raging. The Luftwaffe has reduced the 21-year-old May Warren’s home to rubble. She has no relations, ...Read Review

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