Julia Stoneham


By Hilary Shepherd - Published 2018



Albi is a “then” and “now” story of an effect of the Spanish Civil War, specifically on the rural village of El Rincon, ...Read Review

Mr Nicholls: A Brontë Story

By Juliet Heslewood - Published 2017


Juliet Heslewood takes a risk in subtitling her novel “a Brontë story”. There are those who, faced with a hint of the Fitzgeralds ...Read Review

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

By Heather Morris - Published 2018


The Holocaust will surely be an endless source of inspiration for creative artists of all disciplines. We take for granted the poignancy of ...Read Review

On the House

By H. P. Maskew - Published 2017



A tragic incident in the author’s family history triggered this accomplished first novel. Edgar Lawes and Ambrose Hudson, two professional men initially ...Read Review


By Sarah Franklin - Published 2017


World War Two continues to be a fertile area for works of both fact and fiction. Many of the latter have the characteristics ...Read Review

Blood and Fears: How America’s Bomber Boys and Girls in England Won their War

By Kevin Wilson - Published 2016



Most of us are, to varying degrees, aware of the appalling loss of life sustained by the men of Bomber Command and the ...Read Review

The Fourth Gwenevere

By John James - Published 2015


The circumstances of the production of this novel are extraordinary. The fact that the author’s life ended before his work on it ...Read Review

Paris Kiss

By Maggie Ritchie - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

Being unfamiliar with the writer, it was the subject matter, the story of Camille Claudel and August Rodin, which drew me to Paris ...Read Review

Margot at War

By Anne de Courcy - Published 2014



Margot Asquith was the wife of the early 20th century British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. By 1912 her personality, her background, her appearance and ...Read Review

The Iron Wire

By Garry Kilworth - Published 2014



In an instantly captivating, first-person narrative, using the voice of his character, “Alexander McKensie,” Garry Kilworth tells the remarkable story of the construction ...Read Review