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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

The Poppy Girls

By Margaret Dickinson - Published 2018


The Poppy Girls takes us to Belgium during World War I. The Poppy Girls of the title form part of a quick-response group ...Read Review

Pandora’s Boy

By Lindsey Davis - Published 2018



This is another story in the Falco series set in Rome in the first century AD. It concerns Falco’s daughter, Flavia, who ...Read Review

This Deceitful Light

By Jemahl Evans - Published 2017



This book, set against the English Civil War, begins with the Battle of Newbury in 1643. The plot includes the murder of a young ...Read Review

An Orphan in the Snow

By Molly Green - Published 2017


In this story we go to Liverpool during WWII. The heroine, June Lavender, takes a job as assistant to Mrs. Pherson, the Matron ...Read Review

The Cardinal’s Man

By M. G. Sinclair - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

With this book we are back in 17th-century France, with Louis XIII on the throne. He became king at the age of eight ...Read Review