Elizabeth Hawksley

Erebus: The Story of a Ship

By Michael Palin (author) - Published 2018



In 1826, HMS Erebus, a ‘bomb’ vessel strong enough to carry heavy mortars, was built of oak and reinforced with iron. In 1839, having demonstrated ...Read Review

Christmas at Tuppenny Corner

By Katie Flynn - Published 2018


1939, and 15-year-old Rosie O’Leary and her irascible mother, Maggie, work on a horse-drawn barge on the Leeds and Liverpool canal. It’s ...Read Review

The Key to Flambards

By Linda Newbery - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

When fourteen-year-old Grace Russell reluctantly comes to Flambards, where her great-great-grandparents once lived, she’s still in shock from the accident which left ...Read Review

The Raven’s Children

By Ruth Ahmedzi Kemp (trans.) - By Yulia Yakovleva - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

Leningrad, 1938. Stalin’s Great Terror has engulfed Russia. In this frightening world, Stalin and his henchmen have absolute power. Like Orwell’s Newspeak, ...Read Review

Tomi: Tomi Reichental’s Holocaust Story

By Eithne Massey - Published 2018


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Tomi is a thoughtful re-telling of Tomi Reichental’s real-life story of how he survived the horrors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, to ...Read Review

Fugitive from the Grave (Bow Street Rivals)

By Edward Marston - Published 2018



London, 1817. This is the fourth in Edward Marston’s The Bow Street Rivals series. The private detectives, twins Peter and Paul Skillen, are ...Read Review

Rose Rivers

By Jacqueline Wilson - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

Late Victorian London. 13-year-old Rose Rivers lives in a large house with her artist father, her self-centred mother, and her six siblings. Her ...Read Review

Tapestry of War

By Jane MacKenzie - Published 2018


June 1941, Alexandria. World War II is dragging on, and the British and their allies seem to be incapable of stopping Rommel’s advance. ...Read Review

Secrets of a Sun King

By Emma Carroll - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

London 1922. After World War I, the country is nearly bankrupt, and the Kaye family are struggling; Lil’s grandad, who is passionate about ...Read Review

Templar Silks

By Elizabeth Chadwick - Published 2018


1219, England. William Marshal, England’s greatest knight, is on his deathbed. He has sent a trusted servant to fetch the precious Templar silks ...Read Review

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