Nicky Moxey

The Mountains Sing

By Que Mai Phan Nguyen - Published 2020

Genres:

Literary

This was a difficult book to read with the world as we know it being torn apart by the Corona virus, but it ...Read Review

Lionheart (Richard the Lionheart)

By Ben Kane - Published 2020

Genres:

Adventure

I know Ben Kane as a writer in the Roman era, where his fast-paced, impeccably researched books are a joy to read – especially ...Read Review

Hostage to Fortune (Bradecote & Catchpoll)

By Sarah Hawkswood - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s the time of the Anarchy in 1144; Bradecote is now a wet-behind-the-ears undersheriff, and Catchpoll is the experienced Serjeant tasked with babysitting ...Read Review

Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947

By Norman Lebrecht - Published 2019

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is a galloping tour of some of humanity’s brightest minds and the impact they had on society. In almost every aspect ...Read Review

Barbarians: Rebellion and Resistance to the Roman Empire

By Dr Stephen P. Kershaw - Published 2019

Genres:

Nonfiction

I went to the kind of school where we learned Roman history via Latin lessons, and I’m afraid that Roman history has ...Read Review

Commodus (The Damned Emperors)

By Simon Turney - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

My all-time favourite kind of historical novel is the kind where I learn about a real person I know very little about, and ...Read Review

The Office of Gardens and Ponds

By Didier Decoin - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Set in Heian Japan, the book gives us two startlingly opposed worldviews – the imperial court is described in all its effete, rigid, exquisite ...Read Review

Patriot or Traitor: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh

By Anna Beer - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

It’s said that good non-fiction should be as gripping as a tense murder-mystery. With this fascinating biography, Anna Beer has indeed met ...Read Review

The Outrageous Fortune of Abel Morgan

By Cynthia Jefferies - Published 2018

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The book opens with Abel’s mother lying dead in childbirth. Half-mad with grief, his father Christopher takes what he believes is the ...Read Review

A History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

By Jenni Murray - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

The follow-up to Jenni Murray’s A History of Britain in 21 Women, this book broadens to cover further notable women across time and ...Read Review