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The Doll Factory

By Elizabeth Macneal - Published 2019


Iris paints porcelain faces, ‘threads hair through the holes in the scalp, sometimes curls it with irons heated in the coals,’ in Mrs ...Read Review

Sheriff & Priest

By Nicky Moxey - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

This story of Wimer, a little known 12th-century churchman, is inspired by field archaeology. Nicky Moxey is the proud discoverer of the Priory ...Read Review

The Speech

By Andrew Smith - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

The speech at the focal point of this novel is Enoch Powell’s infamous ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech – ‘I am filled with foreboding; ...Read Review

The Murmur of Masks

By Catherine Kullmann - Published 2016



The theme of Catherine Kullmann’s debut Regency novel is ‘Marry in haste, repent at leisure’. Olivia Frobisher’s comfortable life is thrown ...Read Review

Hunter of Sherwood I: Knight of Shadows

By Toby Venables - Published 2013



This re-imagining of the Robin Hood legends is fixed firmly in 1191 – King Richard away on crusade, Prince John plotting at home, Hood hiding ...Read Review

The Summer Queen

By Elizabeth Chadwick - Published 2013Published 2014 (US)


Biographical FictionRomance

Elizabeth Chadwick writing Eleanor of Aquitaine is an enticing prospect. In earlier Chadwick books, Eleanor has been the subject of vignettes. This is ...Read Review

The Pagan Lord

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2013



I do not generally read series of books, but I do read the Uhtred books, and greet each one with pleasure. It inevitably ...Read Review

Hitler’s Angel

By William Osborne - Published 2013


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

The exciting premise of this book is to take two German children who have escaped the Nazis and send them back into harm’...Read Review

Changeling: Order of Darkness, Book 1

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2012


Children/Young AdultFantasy

First in a series for young adults, Changeling follows Luca, an Italian orphan adopted by the Church, and his investigations into supernatural happenings. ...Read Review

Seeking Eden

By Ann Turnbull - Published 2012


Children/Young Adult

This final book in Ann Turnbull’s Quaker trilogy sees Will and Susanna leave behind the troubles and abuse of the Old World ...Read Review