Location(s): Falkenberg, London
Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
Era(s): 1888 and 2015
Whitechapel, 1888: London is bowed under Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror. London 2015: actress Julianne Bell is abducted in a case similar to the terrible Tower Hamlets murders of some ten years earlier, and harking back to the...
Location(s): London, Venice
A Journalist…A Jewel Thief…And A Russian Spy… When Their Paths Cross, It’s Murder. Journalist Emmeline Kirby hasn’t laid eyes on her former lover Gregory Longdon, a jewel thief, in two years. But she literally tumbles into his arms, after...
Location(s): Birmingham, London
This the story of how, over the course of a year, Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Part beautifully designed coffee-table book, part...
Genre(s): Fiction, Novella
Offshore possesses perfect, very odd pitch. In just over 130 pages of the wittiest and most melancholy prose, Penelope Fitzgerald illuminates the lives of “creatures neither of firm land nor water”–a group of barge-dwellers in London’s Battersea Reach, circa...
Era(s): Late 2000s
“I am going to write every single day and tell you about my life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London…” Drawing comparisons with Pepys, Mayhew and Dickens, the gentle author of Spitalfields Life has gained an extraordinary...