Weyward – Emilia Hart

Published By: HarperCollinsPages: 384Released On: 02/02/2023 Kate, 2019Kate flees London – abandoning everything – for Cumbria and Weyward Cottage, inherited from her great-aunt. There, a secret lurks in the bones of the house, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century. Violet, 1942Violet is more interested in collecting insects and climbing trees than inContinue reading “Weyward – Emilia Hart”

All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

Published By: VintagePages: 224Released On: 03/01/1996Translated By: Brian Murdoch In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the ‘glorious war’. With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young ‘unknown soldier’ experiencing theContinue reading “All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque”

The Dazzle of the Light – Georgina Clarke

Published By: Verve BooksPages: 256Released On: 17/11/2022 Ruby Mills is ruthlessly ambitious, strikingly beautiful – and one of the Forty Thieves’ most talented members. Harriet Littlemore writes the women’s section in a local newspaper. She’s from a ‘good’ London family and engaged to an up-and-coming Member of Parliament – but she wants a successful careerContinue reading “The Dazzle of the Light – Georgina Clarke”

The Darlings of the Asylum – Noel O’Reilly

Published By: HQPages: 384Released On: 08/12/2022 In 1886, a respectable young woman must acquire a husband. But Violet Pring does not want to marry. She longs to be a professional artist and live on her own terms. When her scheming mother secures a desirable marriage proposal from an eligible Brighton gentleman for her, Violet protests.Continue reading “The Darlings of the Asylum – Noel O’Reilly”

The Secret of Matterdale Hall – Marianne Ratcliffe

Published By: Bellows PressPages: 380Released On: 15/11/2022 Susan Mottram lives an idyllic existence until her eighteenth birthday, when her father’s sudden death plunges the family into penury. To support her mother and younger sister, Susan takes employment as a teacher at a remote Yorkshire boarding school, Matterdale Hall, owned by the radical Dr. Claybourn andContinue reading “The Secret of Matterdale Hall – Marianne Ratcliffe”

Shrines of Gaiety – Kate Atkinson

Published By: Random House/TransworldPages: 448Released On: 27/09/2022 1926, and in a country still recovering from the Great War, London has become the focus for a delirious new nightlife. In the clubs of Soho, peers of the realm rub shoulders with starlets, foreign dignitaries with gangsters, and girls sell dances for a shilling a time. TheContinue reading “Shrines of Gaiety – Kate Atkinson”

All The Broken Places – John Boyne

Published By: Random House/DoubledayPages: 384Released On: 15/09/2022 1946. Three years after a cataclysmic event which tore their lives apart, a mother and daughter flee Poland for Paris, shame, and fear at their heels, not knowing how hard it is to escape your past. Nearly eighty years later, Gretel Fernsby lives a life that is aContinue reading “All The Broken Places – John Boyne”

The Marriage Portrait – Maggie O’Farrell

Published By: Tinder PressPages: 448Released On: 30/08/2022 Winter, 1561. Lucrezia, Duchess of Ferrara, is taken on an unexpected visit to a country villa by her husband, Alfonso. As they sit down to dinner it occurs to Lucrezia that Alfonso has a sinister purpose in bringing her here. He intends to kill her. Lucrezia is sixteenContinue reading “The Marriage Portrait – Maggie O’Farrell”

Looking For Jane – Heather Marshall

Published By: Hodder and StoughtonPages: 390Released On: 11/08/2022 2017: When Angela discovers a mysterious letter containing a life-shattering confession in a stack of forgotten letters, she begins to look for the intended recipient. Her search takes her to the 1970s and 80s, when a group of daring women operated an illegal underground abortion network knownContinue reading “Looking For Jane – Heather Marshall”

That Bonesetter Woman – Frances Quinn

Published By: Simon and SchusterPages: 448Released On: 21/07/2022 It’s usual, they say, for a young person coming to London for the first time to arrive with a head full of dreams. Well, Endurance Proudfoot did not. When she stepped off the coach from Sussex, on a warm and sticky afternoon in the summer of 1757,Continue reading “That Bonesetter Woman – Frances Quinn”