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The Traitor’s Niche

By Ismail Kadare - By John Hodgson (trans.) - Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

The book opens at the heart of the Ottoman Empire. We are in a square in the ancient Imperial capital; and in this ...Read Review

Incendium

By A.D. Swanston - Published 2017

Genres:

Thriller

Fire, fear, and rebellion—first in France, then in England, aimed at the deposition of Queen Elizabeth, and the restoration of Catholic Queen ...Read Review

Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa

By Lawrence James - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

Starting with the shelling of Algiers by a French battle fleet in 1830, Lawrence James paints a deep and nuanced picture of the relationship ...Read Review

The Shogun’s Queen

By Lesley Downer - Published 2016

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January 1853, or the Year of the Dog, third year of the Kaei era, a yang metal year – and an armed American fleet is ...Read Review

Galba’s Men

By L.J. Trafford - Published 2016

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

This is the second book in the Four Emperors series. Book One – Palatine – ended with Nero’s demise and was written not from ...Read Review

The Midnight Queen

By Sylvia Hunter - Published 2016

Genres:

Fantasy

I’m not at all sure that this is conventional historical fiction – I think it’ll live on my Science Fantasy shelves! However, ...Read Review

Where the River Parts

By Radhika Swarup - Published 2016

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It’s 1947, and teenagers Asha and her friend Nargis are oblivious to the upheavals taking place on the wider stage, as India draws ...Read Review

Culloden: Scotland’s Last Battle and the Forging of the British Empire

By Trevor Royle - Published 2016

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

The battle that ended Bonnie Prince Charlie’s hopes in 1746 had consequences that exploded across the globe. Trevor Royle traces the effects of ...Read Review

For the Most Beautiful

By Emily Hauser - Published 2016

Genres:

Epic

Think of the tale of Troy. What names can you remember? Active men – Achilles, Paris. Passive women – Helen, only remembered for being beautiful; ...Read Review

Stitches in Time: The Story of the Clothes We Wear

By Lucy Adlington - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

The author’s deep scholarship is very evident, as is her joy in clothing. A collection of anecdotes talking about an item of ...Read Review