Tom Williams

Napoleon’s Run (The William John Hazzard Series, Book 1)

By Jonathan Spencer - Published 2020

Genres:

AdventureNauticalThriller

This is a Napoleonic spy story set against the background of Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt. Our hero, William Hazzard, is sent to ...Read Review

The Straits of Treachery

By Richard Hopton - Published 2020

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

There is a style of military historical fiction which emphasises the minutiae of warfare – details of uniforms, the weapons carried, the precise way ...Read Review

Rage of the Assassin (Bow Street Rivals)

By Edward Marston - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the latest in Marston’s Bow Street Rivals series. It reads well as a stand-alone novel even if you have not ...Read Review

The Victorians: Twelve Titans Who Forged Britain

By Jacob Rees-Mogg - Published 2019

Genres:

Nonfiction

Much of the criticism of The Victorians is based on a misapprehension. Serious historians have reviewed it as if it were a serious ...Read Review

A Treacherous Coast

By David Donachie - Published 2016

Genres:

AdventureMilitaryNautical

Our hero, John Pearce, is in the tradition of Sharpe and many other 19th-century military heroes: he has risen from the ranks by ...Read Review

The Cauliflower®

By Nicola Barker - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

This is a historical novel like no other I have read. The author herself suggests that the book is more a collage, with ...Read Review

The Cunning House

By Richard Marggraf Turley - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

1810: Jane Austen has just left Bath for Chawton; Sense and Sensibility is to be published the following year. Turley, though, plunges us into ...Read Review

Under the Tripoli Sky

By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Kamal Ben Hameda - Published 2014

Genres:

Literary

Under the Tripoli Sky is translated from French. The translation reads well, but the style can seem rather pretentious in English. Not many ...Read Review

The Swan Daughter

By Carol McGrath - Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

It’s 1075. Eighteen-year-old Gunnhild, King Harold’s daughter, is living in a nunnery. She has no wish to be a nun: she is ...Read Review

Ypres Memories

By Philippe Glogowski - Published 2013

Genres:

Military

This is a graphic novel about the First World War. Although presented as fiction, it’s more in the nature of a drama-documentary. ...Read Review