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Operation Moonlight

Operation Moonlight
  • Author(s): Louise Morrish
  • Location(s): Guildford
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Second World War and Present Day

1944: newly recruited SOE agent Elisabeth Shepherd is faced with an impossible mission: to parachute behind enemy lines into Nazi-occupied France to monitor the new long-range missiles the Germans are working on. Her only advice? Trust absolutely no one....

Munich Wolf

Munich Wolf
  • Author(s): Rory Clements
  • Location(s): Munich
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1930s

Munich in the 1930s is a magnet for young, rich, aristocratic Brits. They come to learn German, but also to go wild, free at last from the suffocating constraints of strait-laced England. They ski in the Alps, swim in...

The Women

The Women
  • Author(s): Kristin Hannah
  • Location(s): Vietnam, Coronado Island
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1960s

It would be the journey of a lifetime . . . ‘Women can be heroes, too’. When twenty-year-old nursing student, Frances “Frankie” McGrath, hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on California’s idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered...

Went to London, Took the Dog

Went to London, Took the Dog
  • Author(s): Nina Stibbe
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2022/23

Twenty years after leaving London, Nina Stibbe is back in town with her dog, Peggy. Together they take up lodging in the house of writer Deborah (Debby) Moggach in Camden for ‘a year-long sabbatical’. It’s a break from married...

Game, Set, Match

Game, Set, Match
  • Author(s): Heidi Stephens
  • Location(s): Spain
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

LOVE DOESN’T ALWAYS PLAY BY THE RULES . . . Hannah has been married to Graham since they were eighteen – a union of desperation to escape their strict families. He’s the only man she’s ever kissed and honestly,...

A Thousand Golden Cities

A Thousand Golden Cities
  • Author(s): Justin Marozzi
  • Location(s): Afghanistan
  • Genre(s): Anthology, Fiction
  • Era(s): Looking back over 2,500 years

In the Western mind, Afghanistan has come to mean many things in recent decades, most of them bad. Partly thanks to the relentless media coverage of the “War on Terror”, it has become synonymous above all with war and...

The Witch’s Daughter

The Witch’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Imogen Edwards Jones
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1910s

A city in flames. A revolution raging. A woman on the run. Nadezhda has never wanted to be a witch. But the occult is in her blood. Her mother, Militza, conjured Rasputin and introduced him into the Romanov court,...

Hotel Babylon

Hotel Babylon
  • Author(s): Imogen Edwards Jones
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

Something strange occurs to guests as soon as they check in. Even if in real life they are perfectly well-mannered, decent people with proper balanced relationships, as soon as they spin through the revolving hotel doors the normal rules...

Fashion Babylon

Fashion Babylon
  • Author(s): Imogen Edwards Jones
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

What is fashion? What is fashionable? Who decides what is in? What is out? Why is it green one year, and blue the next? Why is one little black dress worth three thousand pounds and another thirty quid? Is...

Secrets of Malta

Secrets of Malta
  • Author(s): Cecily Blench
  • Location(s): Malta, Valletta
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

Malta, 1943. The war in the air above Malta is over, but the battle for Europe is about to begin. Margarita, a young singer in a Valletta nightclub, has not seen her former lover Henry Dunn since breaking off...

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