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”

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”

Two Storm Wood – Philip Gray

Published By: Harvill SeckerPages: 352Released On: 13/01/2022 THE GUNS ARE SILENT. THE DEAD ARE NOT. 1919. On the desolate battlefields of northern France, the guns of the Great War are silent. Special battalions now face the dangerous task of gathering up the dead for mass burial. Captain Mackenzie, a survivor of the war, cannot yetContinue reading “Two Storm Wood – Philip Gray”

The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle – Jennifer Ryan

Published By: Pan MacmillanPages: 368Released On: 09/06/2022 After renowned London fashion designer Cressida Westcott loses both her home and her design house in the Blitz, she has nowhere to go but the family manor he she fled decades ago. She arrives with nothing but the clothes she stands in, at a loss as to howContinue reading “The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle – Jennifer Ryan”

The Memory Keeper of Kyiv – Erin Litteken

Published By: BoldwoodPages: 373Released On: 16/05/2022 In the 1930s, Stalin’s activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective farming. It was the first step in creating a man-made famine that, in Ukraine, stole almost 4 million lives. Inspired by the history the world forgot, and the Russian government denies, Erin Litteken reimaginesContinue reading “The Memory Keeper of Kyiv – Erin Litteken”

The Dance Tree – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Published By: Pan MacmillanPages: 304Released On: 12/05/2022 Strasbourg, 1518. In the midst of a blisteringly hot summer, a lone woman begins to dance in the city square. She dances for days without pause or rest, and as she is joined by hundreds of others, the authorities declare an emergency. Musicians will be brought in toContinue reading “The Dance Tree – Kiran Millwood Hargrave”

Guinevere: The Dragon Ring – Fil Reid

Published By: Dragonblade PublishingPages: 306Released On: 10/01/2022 Gwen, a twenty-four-year-old librarian, lives with her boyfriend Nathan in a small house, with all the accoutrements of modern living any girl could ask for. When her father dies, and with her ne’er-do-well twin brother on the other side of the world, it’s left to Gwen to fulfillContinue reading “Guinevere: The Dragon Ring – Fil Reid”

The Language of Food – Annabel Abbs

Published By: Simon and SchusterPages: 416Released On: 02/03/2022 England 1837. Eliza Acton is a poet who dreams of seeing her words in print. But when she takes her new manuscript to a publisher, she’s told that ”poetry is not the business of a lady”. Instead, they want her to write a cookery book. England isContinue reading “The Language of Food – Annabel Abbs”

The Embroidered Book – Kate Heartfield

Published By: Harper CollinsPages: 672Released On: 17/02/2022 1768. Charlotte arrives in Naples to marry a man she has never met. Two years later, her sister Antoine is sent to France to marry another stranger. In the mirrored corridors of Versailles, they rename her Marie Antoinette. But the sisters are not powerless. When they were onlyContinue reading “The Embroidered Book – Kate Heartfield”