Sarah Cuthbertson

The Redemption of Alexander Seaton

By Shona MacLean - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

On a stormy night in 1626 in the Scottish town of Banff, the local apothecary’s assistant collapses in the street. Next morning he ...Read Review

The Sword of Revenge

By Jack Ludlow - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

This is the second of a trilogy set in the Roman Republic during the period before Julius Caesar. The first part, Pillars of ...Read Review

Dark North

By Gillian Bradshaw - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

  Were there Africans in the Roman Army? The Historia Augusta describes an Ethiopian soldier presenting Emperor Septimius Severus with an omen of ...Read Review

Xenophon’s Retreat: Greece, Persia and the End of the Golden Age

By Robin Waterfield - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

At the Battle of Cunaxa in 401 BC, the Persian king Artaxerxes II defeated his brother Cyrus’s challenge to his throne. Among Cyrus’...Read Review

Crimson Portrait

By Jody Shields - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)

Genres:

LiteraryRomance

In 1915, Catherine, an Englishwoman grieving for her husband who has died on a WWI battlefield, turns over their country mansion to the army ...Read Review

Lachlan’s War

By Michael Cannon - Published 2006

Genres:

Literary

Usually I am allergic to novels like this, in which the story is told in the present tense. The technique shouts ‘pretentious literary ...Read Review

The Plimsoll Sensation

By Nicolette Jones - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

Samuel Plimsoll was a self-made Victorian who became an MP and, against considerable opposition, championed the introduction of what became known as the ...Read Review

The Religion

By Tim Willocks - Published 2006 (UK)Published 2007 (US)

Genres:

Adventure

British novelist Tim Willocks is good at evoking the unfamiliar, so perhaps it’s inevitable that he should turn eventually to historical fiction. ...Read Review

Medicus and the Disappearing Dancing Girls

By Ruth Downie - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Britannia, 117 AD. Having just joined the hospital staff at the Roman legionary fortress of Deva (Chester), world-weary surgeon Gaius Petreius Ruso examines the ...Read Review

Boudica: Dreaming the Serpent Spear

By Manda Scott - Published 2006

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In this, the last of the Boudica quartet, the Boudica (“Bringer of Victory”) struggles to recover from a Roman flogging. If her people ...Read Review