Tracey Warr

King John: England, Magna Carta and the Making of a Tyrant

By Stephen Church - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

The fifth son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, John inherited the Angevin kingdom in 1199, after the deaths of his brothers. John ...Read Review

Elizabeth I and Her Circle

By Susan Doran - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

Susan Doran’s meticulously researched book on Elizabeth I takes an unusual and effective approach to its subject. Rather than a chronological account, ...Read Review

The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

By Thomas Asbridge - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

Thomas Asbridge’s highly readable book on the life of the medieval knight, William Marshal, is effectively aimed at both lay and academic ...Read Review

Wild Wood

By Posie Graeme-Evans - Published 2015

Genres:

Time-slip

Just before the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana in 1981, Jesse travels from Australia to London. Distracted by her discovery that she is ...Read Review

The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are

By Michael Pye - Published 2014Published 2015

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Nonfiction

Michael Pye recounts the “furious and brilliant history” of the lands and peoples around the North Sea in the Middle Ages. This is ...Read Review

The Silversmith’s Wife

By Sophia Tobin - Published 2014

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

On a dark night in late 18th-century London, a night watchman stumbles across a man with his throat slit. At the inquest no ...Read Review

Succession

By Livi Michael - Published 2014 (UK & Can)Published 2015 (US)

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Succession is a powerfully written account of the 15th-century Wars of the Roses, when the House of Lancaster struggled with their cousins, the ...Read Review

Odysseus, Book Two: The Return

By alerio Massimo Manfredi - By Christine Feddersen-Manfredi (trans.) - Published 2014

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Epic

The second in Valerio Massimo Manfredi’s Odysseus novels recounts the return voyage of the hero and the crewmen of his seven ships ...Read Review

The Last Viking: 1066

By Berwick Coates - Published 2014

Genres:

Military

Harold Godwinson has boldly taken the English throne and prepares for the expected invasion from across the Channel by William of Normandy and ...Read Review

The Road to Middlemarch

By Rebecca Mead - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

George Eliot published her novel Middlemarch some forty years after the period of time it describes (1830-1832), so it might just have qualified ...Read Review