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The Saturday Evening Girls Club

The Saturday Evening Girls Club

Author(s): Jane Healey

Location(s): Boston

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1908

In Boston’s North End, four immigrant women leave childhood behind—but never one another. For four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn’t come easy. But at least they have one another...

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The Scarlet Forest

The Scarlet Forest

Author(s): A E Chandler

Location(s): Nottinghamshire

Era(s): Medieval

You are invited underneath the great greenwood tree to hear how a young man became a hero, and a hero became a legend. When Robin takes a shortcut through Sherwood Forest, the path he chooses leads not to Nottingham’s...

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author(s): Baroness Orczy

Location(s): France

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): French Revolution

Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure. The French Revolution is in full swing...

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The Scent of Frangipani

The Scent of Frangipani

Author(s): Anjana Rai Chaudhuri

Location(s): Singapore

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance

Era(s): 1930s

Colonial Singapore. A love triangle. Will one woman’s jealousy destroy everyone? It is 1931 in colonial Singapore. A Chinese bondmaid of fifteen stands trial for her aunt’s murder. Mei Mei, born on the inauspicious double seventh day, feels her...

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The Scent of Rain

The Scent of Rain

Author(s): Josef Lewies

Location(s): Botswana

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

Botswana – An antidote to fast moving city life and throwaway society. It’s not long since life was less full and frenetic. And it wasn’t all bad. It provided fertile ground for the imagination. This author captures and conveys warmth...

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The Scent of the Gods

The Scent of the Gods

Author(s): Fiona Cheong

Location(s): Singapore

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s

The Scent of the Gods tells the enchanting, haunting story of a young girl’s coming of age in Singapore during the tumultuous years of its formation as a nation. Eleven-year-old Su Yen bears witness to the secretive lives of...

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The Scientist of Berlin

The Scientist of Berlin

Author(s): Daniel Pembrey

Location(s): Berlin, California

Genre(s): Thriller

From LA to Berlin, from present day to the 1940s, journey from glamorous Santa Monica to the deepest darkest corners of Nazi Germany. David Collins, a British private investigator living in LA, is hired by Geoff Hoffman, a billionaire...

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The Scribe of Siena

The Scribe of Siena

Author(s): Melodie Winawer

Location(s): Siena

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1340s

Equal parts transporting love story and gripping historical conspiracy – think ‘The Girl with a Pearl Earring’ meets ‘Outlander’ – debut author Melodie Winawer takes readers deep into medieval Italy, where the past and present blur and a twenty-first...

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The Seagulls Laughter

The Seagulls Laughter

Author(s): Holly Bidgood

Location(s): Greenland, Shetland Islands

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1970s on

1973. Malik has always been something of a misfit. Born to a Greenlandic mother and an English-Explorer father, he has one eye of black and one of watery-blue. As a child his mother’s people refused to touch him and...

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The Sealwoman’s Gift

The Sealwoman’s Gift

Author(s): Sally Magnusson

Location(s): Iceland

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 17th Century

1627. In a notorious historical event, pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted 400 people into slavery in Algiers. Among them a pastor, his wife, and their children. In her acclaimed debut novel Sally Magnusson imagines what history...

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