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The Northern Queen

By Kelly Evans - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Some parts of English history are strangely neglected by novelists and the general public.  King Alfred and his successful struggle against the Danes ...Read Review

The Unseeing

By Anna Mazzola - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

This is the fictionalised biography of Sarah Gale, accused of being an accomplice to a murder in 1837 London. She is sentenced to hang, ...Read Review

The Stolen Queen

By Lisa Hilton - Published 2015

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This novel, about Isabelle of Angoulême, King John’s second wife, is very well written, and Lisa Hilton has obviously done a ...Read Review

Imperfect Pretence

By Ann Barker - Published 2015

Genres:

Romance

Imperfect Pretence is Ann Barker’s eighteenth novel, and she obviously knows the period well, although I was dubious about two women dining ...Read Review

A Fatal Freedom

By Janet Laurence - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Set in London in 1903, this is a sequel to Deadly Inheritance, which is referred to occasionally in this novel with such phrases as ...Read Review

Nothing Undone Remained

By Dominic Luke - Published 2014

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I’m not the target audience for this as I am not interested in, for instance, cricket, which according to Roderick, the Edwardian ...Read Review

The Dead Queen’s Garden

By Nicola Slade - Published 2014

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the third in Slade’s Charlotte Richmond Investigates series, set in Hampshire, England, in 1858. Her previous books have been praised by ...Read Review

Autumn Softly Fell

By Dominic Luke - Published 2013

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Although very different, this book is obviously inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, with an abandoned heroine of eight becoming ...Read Review

A Christmas Hope

By Anne Perry - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Set in December 1868, Perry’s A Christmas Hope is the eleventh Christmas novella she has written. The heroine is Claudine Burroughs, a woman ...Read Review

The Jacobite Murders

By G. M. Best - Published 2013

Genres:

Adventure

According to the back cover blurb G M Best has received good reviews for his previous books, and it is true that the ...Read Review