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By Yvonne Payne -
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
By S. J. Hardman-Lea -
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
By Ann Swinfen -
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
By K.E. Martin -
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
By Christoph Fischer -
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
By Monica Li -
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
By Francis Hamit -
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 -
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
By Tim Weed -
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
By Michael E. Wills -
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
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