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Death’s Bright Angel

By J. D. Davies - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Battles at sea, religious conflict, fanatics ‘speechifying’, the threat of foreign terror and the Great Fire of London are all combined in this 6...Read Review

The Powder of Death

By Julian Stockwin - Published 2016

Genres:

Adventure

Julian Stockwin is an author usually associated with exciting adventures at sea. However, this novel focuses on a different type of voyage – a ...Read Review

The Box Car of Fun

By Chris England - Published 2016

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This is the second novel in the series by Chris England set against the backdrop of pre-First World War music halls and vaudeville. ...Read Review

The Red Eagles

By David Downing - Published 2014

Genres:

Thriller

Intense, intricate and intriguing; this engrossing novel is another example of Downing’s ability to write captivating historical espionage fiction. Set against the ...Read Review

Dangerous Decisions

By Margaret Kaine - Published 2013

Genres:

Romance

This novel opens in 1905 with Helena Standish embarking on her London coming-out season. Oliver Faraday, who Helena meets at a Grosvenor House ball, ...Read Review

The Book of Nights

By Sylvie Germain - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

Originally published in France in 1985, this novel maps the lives of the “freshwater” Peniel family over a hundred years and appears to focus ...Read Review

Dorothea’s War: The Diary of a First World War Nurse

By Dorothea Crewdson - By Richard Crewdson (ed.) - Published 2013

Genres:

Nonfiction

To summarise the contents of this outstanding diary of a First World War nurse would be a great injustice. Vera Brittain’s Great ...Read Review

The Prince’s Lady: Bresciano and the Baroness

By Mary Chiappe - By Sam Benady - Published 2012

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The lesson that I learnt from reading this book is that one should never, ever, judge a book by its cover. The novel’...Read Review

Of Faith and Fidelity: Geoffrey Hotspur and the War for St. Peter’s Throne

By Evan Ostryzniuk - Published 2011

Genres:

Adventure

I have to admit that I found this novel very difficult to read. This had nothing to do with the quality of the ...Read Review

A Book of Liszts – Variations

By John Spurling - Published 2011

Genres:

Nonfiction

The publication of John Spurling’s ‘biography’ of Franz Liszt celebrates his career as a dazzling performer, composer and conductor – a 19th century ...Read Review