Jasmina Svenne

The Constant Soldier

By William Ryan - Published 2017

Genres:

In late 1944, veteran of the Eastern Front Paul Brandt is invalided home, maimed and disfigured almost beyond recognition. When he discovers that an ...Read Review

The Secret of Summerhayes

By Merryn Allingham - Published 2017

Genres:

When Canadian infantry officer Jos Kerrigan stumbles on a lost garden on the Summerhayes estate, where he is billeted, he feels a strange ...Read Review

Freebooter

By Tim Severin - Published 2017

Genres:

AdventureNautical

Navigator Hector Lynch is keen to give up a life of piracy and settle down with his pregnant wife, Maria, in the fabled ...Read Review

Solitaire

By Jane Thynne - Published 2017

Genres:

Thriller

Summer 1940. As war tightens its grip on Berlin, Anglo-German actress Clara Vine has severed her ties with the British intelligence service and is ...Read Review

Portrait of a Family with a Fat Daughter

By Judith Landry (trans.) - By Margherita Giacobino - Published 2017

Genres:

LiterarySaga

This is the story of a matriarchal Italian family (or arguably two such families that merge into one), from the late 19th century ...Read Review

The Buttonmaker’s Daughter

By Merryn Allingham - Published 2017

Genres:

Saga

It is May 1914, and self-made man Joshua Summer’s plan to create a magnificent Italian garden at his Sussex home Summerhayes is nearing ...Read Review

The Dancing Girl and the Turtle

By Karen Kao - Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

When Song Anyi is orphaned, she decides not to wait for her uncle to fetch her and sets out on the long journey ...Read Review

The Liberation

By Kate Furnivall - Published 2016

Genres:

Thriller

A frightening encounter with the street children of bomb-damaged Naples in 1945 brings Caterina Lombardi in contact with the aloof Major Jake Parr, an ...Read Review

Wild Lavender

By Belinda Alexandra - Published 2016Published c2004

Genres:

When 14-year-old Simone Fleurier is sent away from her family’s lavender farm in Provence to work for her miserable great-aunt in Marseilles, ...Read Review

Angel Heart

By Marie Laval - Published 2015

Genres:

1815. Six years after her husband’s presumed death, half-French Marie-Ange is living in straitened circumstances in Devon. Possible financial succour arrives when the ...Read Review