Geoffrey Harfield

Pocketful of Dreams

By Jean Fullerton - Published 2017


From an Irish East London wedding to the Battle of Britain, this book shows the Brogan family in love, tragedy and joy in ...Read Review

Felix Wild

By Peter Broadbent - Published 2017



Subtitled ‘A Foundling Aboard HMS Warrior’, this is the fascinating story of a homeless London youth in the mid-Victorian period with an extraordinary ...Read Review


By Olga Swan - Published 2016


The Vichy government was the collaborationist regime headed by Marechal Petain which was permitted by the Nazis to rule central and southeastern France ...Read Review

Women of Straw

By Carole Llewellyn - Published 2016



Set in Luton, a market town just north of London, Women of Straw centres on the straw hat industry of the late 1860s. ...Read Review

When the War is Over

By Barbara Fox - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

It is difficult to classify this book. The best description is probably ‘fictionalised biography’ illustrated with actual photographs. It is a book to ...Read Review


By Brian Gallagher - Published 2016


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

This is a very special time-slip story, dealing with youthful class and racial tensions. Ciara, a young Irish-Canadian girl, discovers her family history ...Read Review

Murder on the Minneapolis

By Anita Davison - Published 2015



Never before have I read about a transatlantic crossing with so many murders. In 1902, the Minneapolis, a small cargo and passenger ship passes ...Read Review

World War II Tales, 3: The Barrel Burglary

By Terry Deary - Published 2015


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

The Barrel Burglary is one of a series of World War II tales of ‘exciting, funny stories based on true historical events’. In ...Read Review

Church of Marvels

By Leslie Parry - Published 2015



This is a book of hate and violence. Starting in a fairground on New York’s Coney Island in 1895, a mother and her ...Read Review

Friend or Foe: 1916: Which Side Are You On?

By Brian Gallagher - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

This is a fast moving, exciting, and informative historical novel for twelve- to fourteen-year-olds. The Irish Question is difficult for the rest of ...Read Review

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