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The Highland Lass

The Highland Lass
  • Author(s): Rosemary Gemmell
  • Location(s): Scotland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary and 18th Century

Eilidh Campbell returns to her Scottish roots from America with one main aim: to discover the identity of her real father. But her mother’s past in Inverclyde is a mystery with family secrets, a book of Robert Burns’ poems...

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The Hills of Tuscany: A New Home in an Old Land

The Hills of Tuscany: A New Home in an Old Land
  • Author(s): Ferenc Máté
  • Location(s): Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Warm sun and rolling hills, olive oil with thick slices of country bread, stone walls three feet thick, porcini picked that day, and bottles of earth-flavored wines are but some of the ingredients in Mate’s memoirs of Tuscany. This...

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The Hippo-Chronos: AKA the Antikythera Key

The Hippo-Chronos: AKA the Antikythera Key
  • Author(s): Matt Ritson
  • Location(s): Newcastle upon Tyne, North Africa
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): modern, historical

In the picturesque seaside village of Tynemouth, on the north-east coast of England,?Roman Wall country, 14 year old schoolboy Alex struggles to come to terms with the first anniversary of the disappearance of his archaeologist dad. When Alex, his...

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The Hired Girl

The Hired Girl
  • Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Location(s): Pennsylvania
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): early 20th century

Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends?...

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The History of Blood

The History of Blood
  • Author(s): Paul Mendelson
  • Location(s): Cape Town
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

When the South African Police Service receive a panicked call for help from the wayward daughter of a former Apartheid-era politician, they discover only her body but, within it, a message which will take Colonel Vaughn de Vries and...

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The Hit List

The Hit List
  • Author(s): Holly Seddon
  • Location(s): London, Godstone, Hackney
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 2021 (2019/2020)

What would you do if you found your name on a hitlist? And your late husband put it there? When Marianne’s husband Greg is knocked off his bike and killed on the way to work, she must unpick the...

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The Hive

The Hive
  • Author(s): Camilo José Cela
  • Location(s): Madrid
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

Banned for many years by the Franco regime, Cela’s masterpiece presents a panoramic view of the degradation and suffering of the lower-middle class in post-Civil War Spain. Readers are introduced to over a hundred characters through a series of...

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The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency
  • Author(s): Daniel Pinkwater
  • Location(s): Hoboken
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1970s

When Arthur Bobowicz is sent out to bring home the family’s Thanksgiving turkey, he returns instead with Henrietta—a 266-pound chicken with a mind of her own.

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The Holiday Swap

The Holiday Swap
  • Author(s): Zara Stoneley
  • Location(s): Barcelona
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): contemporary

Two women, two very different lives – one perfect solution to a Christmas holiday fraught with potential pitfalls. The Holiday Swap. Florence Cortes has the perfect life – an apartment in the trendiest district of Barcelona, a job she...

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The Home That Was Our Country

The Home That Was Our Country
  • Author(s): Alia Malek
  • Location(s): Damascus
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2010

At the Arab Spring’s hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother’s apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent’s decision...

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