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The Royal Game

By Anne O’Brien - Published 2021



The novel opens with a dispute over a will between mother and son, Agnes Paston and John Paston, which sets the tenor of ...Read Review


By Annie Garthwaite - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

King Henry VI was nine months old when he became king of England. Shortly afterwards, he became the disputed king of France and ...Read Review

A Map of the Damage

By Sophia Tobin - Published 2020


Tobin has created a scintillating novel of smoke and mirrors set in the glass-loaded Mirrormakers Club in London. Two narratives weave around each ...Read Review

The Silken Rose (The Rose Trilogy)

By Carol McGrath - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Ailenor of Provence travels to England to become the wife of King Henry III. The King showers her with gifts and is ...Read Review

In Byron’s Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron’s Wife and Daughter: Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace

By Miranda Seymour - Published 2018



Seymour tells the stories of Annabella Milbanke’s short-lived marriage to Byron, and of their daughter, Ada. We are gripped by the spectacle ...Read Review

The Glovemaker’s Daughter

By Leah Fleming - Published 2018


The novel opens with an account of the persecution of Quakers in 17th-century England, set out in the journal of Rejoice (or Joy) ...Read Review

False Rumours

By Danae Penn - Published 2017



In the stormy summer of 1483, the cathedral town of Condom in Gascony is an important centre for pilgrims walking the Compostela route. Belina ...Read Review

The Outcasts of Time

By Ian Mortimer - Published 2017



Two brothers, John and William, one a stonemason and the other a wool merchant, walk home in December 1348, passing through a Devon landscape ...Read Review

The Body in the Ice

By A. J. Mackenzie - Published 2017



It is an exceptionally cold winter at St Mary in the Marsh on Romney Marsh. On Christmas Eve 1796 a body is discovered encased ...Read Review

Oswiu: King of Kings

By Edoardo Albert - Published 2016


Oswiu has replaced his much-loved brother, Oswald, as the Anglo-Saxon king ruling Bernicia (Northumbria) from his stronghold at Bamburgh. Oswald has been killed ...Read Review