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The Walls of Byzantium

The Walls of Byzantium
  • Author(s): James Heneage
  • Location(s): Khios (Chios), Monemvasia, The Peloponnese
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 15th Century/Byzantine

This remarkable, sweeping historical novel, rich in story and character, is shaped by the quest for a hidden treasure, rumoured to bequeath riches beyond belief and guarded by successive generations of famed warriors. Fifteenth-century Europe: a time of warring...

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The Walrus Mutterer

The Walrus Mutterer
  • Author(s): Mandy Haggith
  • Location(s): England
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Celtic Times

Northern Britain, Iron Age. Rian, a carefree young woman and promising apprentice healer, is enslaved by a spiteful trader and forced aboard a vessel to embark on a perilous sea voyage. They are in search of the fabled hunter...

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The Wanderer – A Tear and A Smile: Reflections of an Immigrant

The Wanderer – A Tear and A Smile: Reflections of an Immigrant
  • Author(s): Ronesa Aveela
  • Location(s): Bulgaria
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Each person is a constant project: changing and adapting—sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. All our lives we wander to find a better place to live or a better job, to learn new skills, to make a...

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The Wanderers

The Wanderers
  • Author(s): Tim Pears
  • Location(s): Cornwall, Devon
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Pre-WW1

The beautiful, questing second novel in Tim Pears’ acclaimed West Country trilogy 1912. Leo is on a journey. Aged thirteen and banished from the secluded farm of his childhood, he travels through Devon, grazing on berries and sleeping in...

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The War Nurses

The War Nurses
  • Author(s): Lizzie Page
  • Location(s): Ypres
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW1

1914 – Two young nurses pledge to help the war effort: Mairi, a wholesome idealist hoping to leave behind her past and Elsie, a glamorous single mother with a weakness for handsome soldiers. Despite their differences, the pair become...

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The War of the End of the World

The War of the End of the World
  • Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th century

The War of the End of the World is one of the great modern historical novels. Inspired by a real episode in Brazilian history, Mario Vargas Llosa tells the story of an apocalyptic movement, led by a mysterious prophet,...

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The War Widow

The War Widow
  • Author(s): Lorna Gray
  • Location(s): Aberystwyth, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Wales
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): post-WWII

The echoes of war live long in the mind… Wales, 1947 Injured and terrified after an attempted abduction, desperation drives artist Kate Ward to the idyllic scene of her ex-husband’s recent suicide. Labelled a hysterical, grieving divorcée, no one...

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The Warehouse

The Warehouse
  • Author(s): S S Mausoof
  • Location(s): Waziristan
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Warehouse is an original and contemporary novel set in Pakistan’s dreaded Waziristan, on the borders of Afghanistan a hotbed of crime, terrorism and harsh brutality. Cash, an insurance surveyor is sent out to Waziristan to find the recipient...

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The Wasted Vigil

The Wasted Vigil
  • Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
  • Location(s): Afghanistan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

In The Wasted Vigil, Nadeem Aslam, the award-winning author of Maps for Lost Lovers, brilliantly knits together five seemingly unconnected lives to create a luminous story set in contemporary Afghanistan.There’s Marcus, an English expat who was married to an...

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The Watchers

The Watchers
  • Author(s): Tahar Djaout
  • Location(s): Algeria
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

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