Richard Abbott


By Yvonne Payne - Published 2015


Kritsotopoula, by Yvonne Payne, is split into two unequal halves. The first section, which is longer, gives the background to the Cretan culture ...Read Review

The Sins of Soldiers

By S. J. Hardman-Lea - Published 2016



The Sins of Soldiers, by S.J. Hardman Lea, is set during WWI. It follows the fortunes of Anson Scott, an American newspaper ...Read Review

The Secret World of Christoval Alvarez

By Ann Swinfen - Published 2014



This is a Tudor book with a difference. The main focus is on a young Portuguese immigrant, Christoval, known as Kit, a skilled ...Read Review

The Beaulieu Vanishing

By K.E. Martin - Published 2015



I was drawn to this book initially because of the location – I used to live near Southampton, so the key New Forest and ...Read Review

In Search of a Revolution

By Christoph Fischer - Published 2015


I was drawn to this book by the setting – I have read some Finnish folklore, and a little about contemporary Finland, but there ...Read Review

The Dragon Phoenix Bracelet

By Monica Li - Published 2014


Monica Li has set her family saga in a tumultuous period of Chinese history: the twentieth century. During these years, the apparent stability ...Read Review

The Queen of Washington

By Francis Hamit - Published 2011


Biographical Fiction

The Queen of Washington follows the exploits of Rose Greenhow, a Confederate spy in the American Civil War. It is part of a ...Read Review


By Richard J Carroll - Published 2014


AdventureBiographical Fiction

Turrwan is set in the early colonising days of Australia, when a relatively small free “whitefella” population controlled rather larger convict and ex-convict ...Read Review

Will Poole’s Island

By Tim Weed - Published 2014


AdventureChildren/Young AdultNautical

Will Poole’s Island explores an unusual portion of American history – the early colonial days of the seventeenth century. At this time, tiny ...Read Review

The Wessex Turncoat

By Michael E. Wills - Published 2014



The Wessex Turncoat follows apprentice blacksmith Aaron Mews, from his home near Fordingbridge, Hampshire, through forced entry into George III’s army, over ...Read Review