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Lonely Courage: The true story of the SOE heroines who fought to free Nazi-occupied France

By Rick Stroud - Published 2018



In June 1940, Prime Minister Churchill authorised the setting-up of the Special Operations Executive to sabotage the Nazis in occupied Europe. Recruiter Selwyn Jepson ...Read Review


By Giles Kristian - Published 2018


Son of a 5th-century Breton king ousted by a rival, eight-year-old Lancelot is an orphaned fugitive taken under the wing of the Lady ...Read Review

The Woman at 1,000 Degrees

By Brian Fitzgibbon (trans.) - By Hallgrímur Helgason - Published 2018



Whilst telephone-canvassing during the 2006 Icelandic municipal elections, the author encountered an opinionated, irascible, mischievous old lady who had been living alone in a ...Read Review

The Fourteenth Letter

By Claire Evans - Published 2017



The story, set in London in 1881, begins in dramatic fashion with the brazen murder of Phoebe Stanbury. A naked stranger covered in mud ...Read Review

Shot in Southwold

By Suzette A. Hill - Published 2017



It’s 1960, and Lady Fawcett accepts an invitation to the set of a film being shot in Suffolk by her daughter Amy’s ...Read Review

A History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

By Jenni Murray - Published 2016



Dame Jenni Murray, writer and doyenne of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, here offers brief but highly illuminating biographies of 21 determined, pioneering ...Read Review

Above Us the Sky

By Milly Adams - Published 2015


Phyllie Saunders is a newly qualified teacher about to shepherd her young charges onto a train to Dorset, where they will be billeted ...Read Review

The Churchill Secret: KBO

By Jonathan Smith - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

On 23 June 1953, after entertaining an Italian delegation to a witty after-dinner speech, Prime Minister Churchill, aged 79, suffered a major stroke. His deputy, Foreign ...Read Review

The Tongues of Men or Angels

By Jonathan Trigell - Published 2015



In this story of Jesus and the rise of Christianity, miracles have down-to-earth explanations and the realities of Roman-occupied Judaea are shown in ...Read Review

The Fires of Autumn

By Irène Némirovsky - By Sandra Smith (trans.) - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)



In 1912, a comfortable middle-class Parisian family, widowed Adolphe, his 15-year-old daughter Thérèse and his mother-in-law, sit down to Sunday lunch with ...Read Review

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