Ruth Downie

Coming Home to Island House

By Erica James - Published 2018

Genres:

Saga

It is summer 1939, and Jack Deveraux’s death is less a matter of grief than of challenge to his estranged children: his will ...Read Review

London Lies Beneath

By Stella Duffy - Published 2016

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The year is 1912, and three young friends join the 2nd Walworth Scouts in search of adventures beyond the East End of London: Tom, ...Read Review

Striking Murder

By A. J. Wright - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Wigan, Lancashire, 1893. The town is paralyzed by a coal miners’ strike, and many families are struggling to survive in the bitter winter weather. ...Read Review

Introducing the Ancient Greeks

By Edith Hall - Published 2015

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Nonfiction

Plato described his fellow-Greeks as living “like frogs or ants around the pond.” To the newcomer, they can seem bafflingly hard to grasp, ...Read Review

A Family Christmas

By Katie Flynn - Published 2014

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Young Jimmy and Mo Trewin have been abandoned to the care of the mean-spirited Mrs Huxtable after their mother has died and their ...Read Review

A Little Murder

By Suzette A. Hill - Published 2014

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Marcia Beasley is found shot through the head at her home in St Johns Wood, London, wearing nothing but a coal-scuttle. While Detective ...Read Review

Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain

By Charlotte Higgins - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

“This was not the Rome I thought I knew.” Charlotte Higgins’ travels through Roman Britain, both on foot and in a rickety campervan, ...Read Review

The Ways of the World

By Robert Goddard - Published 2013

Genres:

Thriller

It is 1919, and Paris is seething with diplomats and politicians wrangling over the aftermath of the First World War, as well as the ...Read Review

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England

By Ian Mortimer - Published 2012Published 2013

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Nonfiction

‘Sometimes the past will inspire you and sometimes it will leave you weeping.’ This is history for everyone: the political and religious upheavals ...Read Review

The Moment

By Douglas Kennedy - Published 2011

Genres:

Romance

Just as writer Thomas Nesbitt’s marriage fades to a close, a package arrives from Germany bearing the name, ‘Dussman’. It is the ...Read Review