Jan Middleton

The Ravens of Blackwater (Domesday)

By Edward Marston - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Marston is a prolific author, and confident in his art. Here’s a brisk murder-mystery set in the aftermath of the Conquest, following ...Read Review

The Revolt

By Clara Dupont-Monod - By Ruth Diver (trans.) - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Listen to the inner voices of Richard the Lionheart and his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, resounding down the centuries, courtesy of the powerful ...Read Review

Penhaligon’s Pride

By Terri Nixon - Published 2017

Genres:

Saga

Who doesn’t love a good family saga? Set in Edwardian Cornwall, here’s a novel with a tried and tested recipe: dark ...Read Review

Perception

By Terri Fleming - Published 2017

Genres:

Romance

Let’s face it: Elizabeth Bennet had all the luck. Not so poor, plain Mary, left languishing in Longbourn by Jane Austen, destined ...Read Review

Spitalfields: The History of a Nation in a Handful of Streets

By Dan Cruickshank - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

If streets could talk… Cruickshank focuses like a laser beam upon the buildings of one of London’s best-known neighbourhoods, chronicled in an ...Read Review

The Solitary Woman of Shakespeare

By James Terry - Published 2016

Genres:

Western

Think you know your Shakespeare? Think again! We’re in the Territory, before it became New Mexico, in a frontier mining town – along ...Read Review

The Fast Men

By Tom McNab - Published 2016

Genres:

Western

Everything has a history. We know about athletics in ancient Greece, but how many are privy to the secrets of race-running in Victorian ...Read Review

Kingmaker: Divided Souls

By Toby Clements - Published 2016

Genres:

Adventure

Third in a series of four, here is a product of vivid imagination and astute historical knowledge, tempered by fine writing skills. Toby ...Read Review

Sisters on Bread Street

By Frances Brody - Published 2016Published c2003

Genres:

Frances Brody takes great care to present a range of telling issues surrounding life in northern England during the Great War, including urban ...Read Review