A tension-filled historical novel of the Deep South, with characters to love, family relationships, corruption, and the legacy of slavery
A contentious piece of American history taken and woven into a well-written and evocative historical novel with vivid characterisation
An exceptionally good book, set mainly in Alaska, of exploration and discovery, love and friendship, spirit magic and natives. Recommended!
A surprisingly good novel in verse about the life of a portrait painter, brimming with sensuality & its evocation of attitudes of the time
An enjoyable historical murder mystery with likeable characters and a steady plot, set in the Gilded Age in New York
William Boyd excels again with the story of Brodie Moncur and his love for Lika -powerful, all-consuming, uplifting and destructive
Taking the emotive subject of abuse perpetrated by priests in Ireland, Boyne’s book is exceptional in its storytelling and its discussion
Continuing where The Island finished, One August Night takes us back to Crete and the families of Plaka and their subsequent dramas
A story of colonialism, tradition and families, told from the perspective of a British woman heading to India as it establishes independence
Making a deal with a devil can mean an exciting life, full of promise but what if you have no-one to share that with?