Nicky Moxey

The Man Who Loved Siberia

By Anneliese Pitz - By Roy Jacobsen - By Sean Kinsella (trans.) - Published 2023

Genres:

Nonfiction

Jacobsen and Pitz have adapted the diaries of 19th-century explorer Fritz Dörries. Written originally in his 90th year, so that his daughters ...Read Review

Too Good to Hang (Bradecote & Catchpoll)

By Sarah Hawkswood - Published 2023

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the 11th in Hawkswood’s Bradecote & Catchpoll series, and there is something new in the mix. I have read several ...Read Review

The Empress and the English Doctor: How Catherine the Great Defied a Deadly Virus

By Lucy Ward - Published 2023

Genres:

Nonfiction

I remember hearing, as a young woman, the World Health Organisation’s announcement of the worldwide eradication of smallpox, and my mind going ...Read Review

The Mad Emperor: Heliogabalus and the Decadence of Rome

By Harry Sidebottom - Published 2022

Genres:

Nonfiction

I adore well-researched reference books that read like novels. In this fast-paced and wide-ranging life of Heliogabalus, who ruled for only four years, ...Read Review

Emperor’s Lion (The Imperial Assassin 5)

By Alex Gough - Published 2022

Genres:

Thriller

Fifth in the Imperial Assassin series, Emperor’s Lion has the feel of historical believability right from the start. The “lions” involved are ...Read Review

King

By Ben Kane - Published 2022

Genres:

Adventure

This book is the third in the Lionheart series, and possibly the last. Again, Irish-born Ferdia/Rufus and his man Rhys are major ...Read Review

Blood of the Cross (The Medieval Sagas Book 1)

By K. M. Ashman - Published 2021

Genres:

Saga

The first in currently four volumes in Kevin Ashman’s Medieval Sagas, this story starts in 1270 in Wales. We meet 14-year-old Garyn, whose ...Read Review

City of Wonders

By Eduardo Mendoza - By Nick Caistor (trans.) - Published 2022

Genres:

Literary

Arriving in Barcelona in May 1887, with exactly enough money to pay for a week’s rent and board and not a peseta more, ...Read Review

The Challenges of a King: 1 (The Road to Hastings)

By K. M. Ashman - Published 2021

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A lot has been written about that tense period in history in the run-up to the Norman invasion, when King Edward the Confessor ...Read Review

The Chancellor’s Secret (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew)

By Susanna Gregory - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Stamped across the front of this book, the 25th in the series, is “the FINAL Bartholomew chronicle”. The book does have something of ...Read Review

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