The wonderfully told story of Toby Wey who, from humble origins, has an adventurous, character-filled life surviving by living on his wits
Just what you want in historical fiction-the machinations of the ambitious, the glamour of the French court, enlivened with great characters
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
An unusual book with the themes of war and family following the lives of two main young characters: a blind French girl and a German soldier
To read or not to read? A touching tale of loss, marriage, and the price of ambition, crafted within an imagined Shakespeare’s world
The Dead of False Creek by Sarah M. Stephen – Late twentieth century detective meets the present day in this quirky and enjoyable murder mystery
Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag by Oliver Bowden – For fans of the game, this will be a welcome addition; for those unfamiliar, it is still an action-packed tale of pirates and adventure.
Mattie Simpkin is a wonderful heroine with verve and drive and a willingness to ensure that young women of the early twentieth century know that they can achieve much – if they only know how to push.
Moving between Massachusetts and the Caribbean, Jenny Bond’s novel is an enjoyable tale of the hope of young love, betrayal and pirates