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A Crown of Despair

By Jenny Mandeville - Published 2012

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I was rather surprised to find myself enjoying this novel, as it is written in the first-person present tense, with multiple viewpoints – three ...Read Review

Murder in Montague Place

By Martyn Beardsley - Published 2012

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Mystery/Crime

This is the first adult novel by Martyn Beardsley, a prolific children’s author. Set in the Victorian world of the recently formed ...Read Review

Running Against the Tide

By Joanna Barnden - Published 2013

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Romance

It is 1800, and Ginny Marcombe is the son her father, Josiah, never had. She works with him in his shipping firm in the ...Read Review

The Heresy of Dr Dee

By Phil Rickman - Published 2012

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Biographical Fiction

The second book in Rickman’s John Dee series takes Dee to his father’s home in Wales. Set against the aftermath of ...Read Review

Criminal River: The History of the Thames River Police

By Stephen Wade - Published 2012

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

This book covers the history of the Thames River Police from 1798 to the present with background information on prison conditions in the 18th ...Read Review

The Italian Potion

By Edward Bewley - Published 2010

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Mystery/Crime

Set in Restoration London, in 1663, this is Bewley’s first novel. As a journalist he is well able to string words together, and ...Read Review

The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family that Shaped Britain

By Allan Massie - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

Everyone knows the Stuarts – Mary, Queen of Scots, James IV and I, and his descendants. And the early Stuarts who reigned in Scotland, ...Read Review

Lady Farquhar’s Butterfly

By Beverley Eikli - Published 2010

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Romance

I do wish Hale would edit their books more critically. Many, like this one, are full of errors – for instance, how does someone ...Read Review

In All Honour

By Beth Elliott - Published 2010

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Romance

Set in the Regency period, this is a sequel to The Wild Card, although you do not need to have read that book ...Read Review

Coming Home

By Vonnie Hughes - Published 2010

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Romance

This is a tightly plotted story set during the Peninsular War, with a heroine recovering from a vicious rape, and a hero who ...Read Review