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A Sea of Gold: Thomas Kydd 21

By Julian Stockwin - Published 2019



Set in 1809, this is the latest in the Thomas Kydd series, with Thomas as the captain of the frigate, HMS Tyger. Wellesley, the ...Read Review

Blackberry and Wild Rose

By Sonia Velton - Published 2019


This debut novel by Sonia Velton is set in Spitalfields, London, in the late 18th century when the Huguenots had brought the silk ...Read Review

Sarah’s Story: An emotional family saga that you won’t be able to put down (The Mill Valley Girls)

By Lynne Francis - Published 2018



This is a heart-warming story of a young girl, set in the Manchester area. Sarah meets Joe Bancroft when she is in her ...Read Review

Intrigue in Covent Garden (Adventures of Thomas Chaloner)

By Susanna Gregory - Published 2018



We are in the year 1665. Plague is still haunting London, and King Charles I, with all his court, plus anyone else rich enough ...Read Review

The Evacuee Summer

By Katie King - Published 2018


In 1940 many children were sent away from London to escape the German bombing, and Katie King’s Evacuee series reflects this. This book ...Read Review

All the Lives We Never Lived

By Anuradha Roy - Published 2018



Anuradha Roy is rated as one of India’s greatest living writers, and if this book is any guide I can see why. ...Read Review

The Magpie Tree

By Katherine Stansfield - Published 2018



1844 on Bodmin Moor. Anna Drake wants to set up her own detective agency at a time when this service was very new and ...Read Review


By Noel O’Reilly - Published 2018


The action of this book takes place “ten years after the French wars or thereabouts”. It is set in Cornwall at a time ...Read Review

The Baltic Prize

By Julian Stockwin - Published 2017



The Baltic Prize takes us to Scandinavia at the beginning of the 19th century.   The Anglo-Russian War, September 1807–1812, took place after Russia signed ...Read Review

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

By Alison Weir - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Set in Tudor England, this novel is about the third Queen to Henry VIII. Katherine of Aragon is divorced for failing to provide ...Read Review