The Adventures of Toby Wey by Gavin Scott

The wonderfully told story of Toby Wey who, from humble origins, has an adventurous, character-filled life surviving by living on his wits

The Importance of Pawns: Chronicles of the House of Valois by Keira Morgan

Just what you want in historical fiction-the machinations of the ambitious, the glamour of the French court, enlivened with great characters

One August Night by Victoria Hislop

Continuing where The Island finished, One August Night takes us back to Crete and the families of Plaka and their subsequent dramas

Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson

A story of colonialism, tradition and families, told from the perspective of a British woman heading to India as it establishes independence

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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

The Dead of False Creek by Sarah M. Stephen

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

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.

Old Baggage by Lissa Evans

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.