Linda Sever

The Corset (UK) / The Poison Thread (US)

By Laura Purcell - Published 2018



This Victorian gothic tale, about two very different women whose lives intertwine, narrates the story of seamstress, Ruth, imprisoned for horrific murders, and ...Read Review

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

By Andrew Marshall - By Rob Grant - Published 2018


Great Britain in 1952, although few have noticed that it has been the same year for 65 years. People like the reassuring familiarity of class ...Read Review

Song Castle

By Luke Waterson - Published 2018


Wales, 1176. The great lord of a newly-built castle is throwing a party, a contest of song, poetry and music, which he opens to ...Read Review

The Lie Tree

By Frances Hardinge - Published 2017Published 2018Published c2015


Children/Young Adult

1860s England, and Faith is the teenage daughter of an unsatisfactory marriage between a clergyman-naturalist father she adores and a vain, silly mother ...Read Review

Cuckoo Song

By Frances Hardinge - Published 2016Published 2018Published c2014



When Triss wakes up after an accident, she realises that something is very wrong, although she does not know what as she remembers ...Read Review

Riddle of the Runes

By Janina Ramirez - Published 2018


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

In the Viking town of Kilsgard, young investigator and shield maiden, Alva, along with her sniffer wolf, Fen, follow a series of clues ...Read Review

The Sword of Ice and Fire

By John Matthews - Published 2018


Children/Young AdultFantasy

This novel opens with the Enchanter, Merlin, arriving in Avalon, carrying a baby, Arthur. Here he encounters the mysterious Nine women who guard ...Read Review

An Unlikely Agent

By Jane Menczer - Published 2017



London, 1905. Margaret Trant, a young secretary for an import-export company, sees no future for herself when her boss, the sleazy Mr Plimpson, informs ...Read Review

The Irish Civil War 1922-23: Ava’s Diary

By Patricia Murphy - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

The latest in the “Hands On History” series, published by the excellent Poolbeg Press, Ava’s Diary moves between the present day, with ...Read Review

Wonders Will Never Cease

By Robert Irwin - Published 2016Published 2017


Biographical FictionLiterary

Acclaimed by A. S. Byatt as one of the UK’s greatest living novelists, Robert Irwin has produced his first novel in seventeen ...Read Review