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By Ally Sherrick -
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
By Sophia Holloway -
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
By Conn Iggulden -
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
By Sally Nicholls -
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
By Val Wood -
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
By Adiba Jaigirdar -
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
By Rosie Meddon -
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
By Sophia Holloway -
Seventeen-year-old, country-bred Henrietta Gaydon is about to make her debut in polite society, together with her cousin Caroline, under the aegis of her ...Read Review
By Peter Bunzl -
18th-century St Petersburg, Russia. The autocratic Empress, Catherine the Great, has summoned the grandmaster of chess, Mr. Peshka, to teach her unstable son ...Read Review
By Judith Eagle - By Kim Geyer (illus.) -
Liverpool, 1910. The awkward 12-year-old Patch has spent her childhood being handed from one reluctant relation to another—she knows she doesn’t fit ...Read Review
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