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A Slice of the Moon

By Sandi Toksvig - Published 2015


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Rosalind Hannigan’s tale begins in 1845 in a poor but loving home in Ballysmaragaid, Ireland. Affectionately called ‘Slim’ by her storyteller father, the ...Read Review

Hell and High Water

By Tanya Landman - Published 2016


Children/Young AdultNautical

England, 1752. Caleb, a boy of mixed race, is deserted when his loving father, a puppeteer, is wrongly accused of being a thief and ...Read Review

The Middle of Nowhere

By Geraldine McCaughrean - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Comity Pinny’s mother dies of a snake bite in the remote Australian outback where her father runs the telegraph station in Kinkindele. ...Read Review

Friday’s Child

By Georgette Heyer - Published 2013 (c1944)



Lord Sheringham (Sherry), a headstrong rake, needs to marry to attain control of his inheritance from the hands of the trustees, who he ...Read Review

Murders Most Foul

By Alanna Knight - Published 2013



In 1861, Detective Constable Faro has to solve the mystery of a murdered woman whose body has been found abandoned in an Edinburgh close. ...Read Review

Spellbound: Tales of Enchantment from Ancient Ireland

By Olwyn Whelan - By Siobhan Parkinson - Published 2012


Children/Young AdultFantasyShort Stories

This original book is described as a collection of ‘seven magical stories from Ancient Ireland, told for younger children by the Irish Children’...Read Review

The War of the Dragon Lady

By John Wilcox - Published 2012



China in 1900 is a dangerous place for westerners as the peasant youth rise up forming the cult of The Boxers, who blame the ...Read Review

The Kitchen House

By Kathleen Grissom - Published 2010



In 1791, Lavinia, a seven-year-old Irish orphan, becomes an indentured servant on a Virginia tobacco plantation. Although she is white, she is raised by ...Read Review

Sunshine and Showers

By June Francis - Published 2010



In Liverpool in 1926, a young girl, Patsy Doyle, is adapting to her new life as a live-in maid to Mr and Mrs Tanner. ...Read Review

Rich Girl, Poor Girl

By Val Wood - Published 2009



Two girls, one rich and one poor, lose their mothers in similar circumstances on the same day. Polly takes a job as a ...Read Review