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The Matrimonial Advertisement (Parish Orphans of Devon)

By Mimi Matthews - Published 2018-09-04



Helena Reynolds is so desperate to escape her life in London, she is willing to undertake the dangerous and solitary journey to marry ...Read Review

The Peterloo Massacre

By Robert Reid - Published 2018



On 16 August 1819, cavalry officers and local yeomanry forces in bright uniform and wielding sharpened sabres, charged into a motley crowd of approximately one ...Read Review

Yorkshire: A Lyrical History of England’s Greatest County

By Richard Morris - Published 2018



Yorkshire arguably is not one county. It has three distinct areas, once known as Ridings (Riding derives from thirding) although, due to government ...Read Review

The Girl from Oto

By Amy Maroney - Published 2016



This novel has a complicated, interconnecting dual timeline. One is contemporary in which Zari Durrell, an American art historian, secures work in Scotland ...Read Review

Learning to Fly

By V. M. Taylor - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

This biographical novel tells the story of an unsung hero of the First World War. Fred Dunn grew up in a mining village ...Read Review

The Postman Poet

By Liz Shakespeare - Published 2017


Biographical FictionLiterary

Edward Capern, aka The Postman Poet, deserves wider recognition, not just for his pastoral poetry but for his concern for the poor and ...Read Review


By Helen Steadman - Published 2017


Inspired by the Newcastle witch trials of 1650, this is the parallel story of two people on a collision course towards disaster. One is ...Read Review

Eadric and the Wolves

By David Mullaly - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

One of the many reasons I love historical novels is that they can throw light on a real historical person of whom little ...Read Review

Like Father, Like Son

By Diane Allen - Published 2015



Polly Harper loves her happy life in the Yorkshire Dales on the farm of her affectionate parents. But it is the 19th century, ...Read Review

Heyday: Britain and the Birth of the Modern World

By Ben Wilson - Published 2016



This is a highly readable account of the technical advances in the 1850s which opened up communications, beginning with the telegraph cable that ...Read Review

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