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The Violinist of Venice

The Violinist of Venice

Author(s): Alyssa Palombo

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 18th century

Like most 18th-century Venetians, Adriana d’Amato adores music—except her strict merchant father has forbidden her to cultivate her gift for the violin. But she refuses to let that stop her from living her dreams and begins sneaking out of...

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The Virgin of the Wind Rose: A Christopher Columbus Mystery-Thriller

The Virgin of the Wind Rose: A Christopher Columbus Mystery-Thriller

Author(s): Glen Craney

Location(s): World

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

Era(s): Dual period thriller: 15th Century and Present

While investigating the murder of an American missionary in Ethiopia, rookie State Department lawyer Jaqueline Quartermane stumbles upon a Latin palindrome embedded with a cryptographic time bomb. Separated by half a millennium, two global conspiracies dovetail in this historical...

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The Virgins

The Virgins

Author(s): Siddharth Tripathi

Location(s): Varanasi

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

How does one become a man? Three young friends are about to find out. With six unmarried sisters and a perennially drunk father, Pinku, a 19-year-old school dropout, has only one dream left: to marry the plump girl who’d...

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The Visitors

The Visitors

Author(s): Rebecca Mascull

Location(s): Kent, South Africa

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 19th Century

Adeliza Golding is a deaf-blind girl, born in late Victorian England on her father’s hop farm. Unable to interact with her loving family, she exists in a world of darkness and confusion; her only communication is with the ghosts...

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The Wall Jumper

The Wall Jumper

Author(s): Peter Schneider

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s, 1960s

The Walls Came Down

The Walls Came Down

Author(s): Ewa Dodd

Location(s): Chicago, London, Warsaw

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

A young boy goes missing during a workers’ strike in 1980s Communist Poland, unravelling a chain of events which will touch people across decades and continents. Joanna, a young journalist in Warsaw, is still looking for her brother, who’s...

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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 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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