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Palmares

Palmares
  • Author(s): Gayl Jones
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 17th Century

AN EPIC TALE OF LOVE AND LIBERATION SET IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY COLONIAL BRAZIL From plantation to plantation, Almeyda, a young slave girl, hears whispers, rumours of Palmares, a hidden settlement where fugitive slaves live free. But can this promised land...

City of Wonders

City of Wonders
  • Author(s): Eduardo Mendoza, Nick Caistor (translator)
  • Location(s): Barcelona
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1888 - 1929

Eduardo Mendoza’s classic novel about the birth of Barcelona as a world city, embodied in the rise of the ambitious and unscrupulous Onofre Bouvila “Though historical in subject matter, this story of Catalonian enterprise and Barcelonan ambition is thoroughly...

Hell Bent on Murder #1

Hell Bent on Murder #1
  • Author(s): Robert James Bridge
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime
  • Era(s): Present Time

As I poured myself what was to be the last drop of Scotch in the bottle, I sat back in my chair, watching the pictures the neon lights up on the wall of the office. I reached for my...

Once upon an Island

Once upon an Island
  • Author(s): Stephanie Sebastian
  • Location(s): Crete
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Ancient past to present

Set on the island of Crete, this multi-layered novel is of landscapes and lives shaped by an ancient ethos. When Michael, a Greek-American, visits his father’s village, he comes to believe that his grandmother, the proud Efpraxsia, has poisoned...

The Case of the Vanishing Blonde

The Case of the Vanishing Blonde
  • Author(s): Mark Bowden
  • Location(s): United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century onwards

Six captivating true-crime stories, spanning Mark Bowden’s long and illustrious career, cover a variety of crimes complicated by extraordinary circumstances. In The Case of the Vanishing Blonde, the veteran reporter revisits some of his most riveting stories and examines...

Kinmel Revisited

Kinmel Revisited
  • Author(s): Robert James Bridge
  • Location(s): North Wales
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1919

The cover is of St Margaret’s Church Bodelwyddan, North Wales. This is the home of five Canadian Soldiers graves, plus many more who fought bravely in each and every war! Today one could perhaps be forgiven for not noticing...

The Commandant’s Daughter

The Commandant’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Catherine Hokin
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1933 - 1947

1933, Berlin. Ten-year-old Hanni Foss stands by her father’s side watching the torchlit procession to celebrate Adolf Hitler as Germany’s new leader. As the lights fade, she knows her safe and happy childhood is about to change forever. Practically...

The Chosen Man

The Chosen Man
  • Author(s): J G Harlond
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Adventure
  • Era(s): 17th Century

Book 1 in The Chosen Man Trilogy Spring 1635, a storm and pirate raid interrupt wily rogue and Genoese merchant Ludovico da Portovenere’s voyage from Constantinople to Amsterdam, disrupting his plans and entangling others in a papal conspiracy that...

The Last Checkmate

The Last Checkmate
  • Author(s): Gabriella Saab
  • Location(s): Auschwitz/Birkenau
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

A PopSugar Best Book of the Year! Readers of Heather Morris’s The Tattooist of Auschwitz and watchers of The Queen’s Gambit won’t want to miss this amazing debut set during World War II. A young Polish resistance worker, imprisoned in...

Red Is My Heart

Red Is My Heart
  • Author(s): Antoine Laurain, Jane Aitken (Translator), Le Sonneur (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Romance, Novella
  • Era(s): Present

How can you mend a broken heart? Do you write a letter to the woman who left you – and post it to an imaginary address? Buy a new watch, to reset your life? Or get rid of the...

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