historical fiction

Kindred

It is 1976 and Dana and her husband have just moved into a new home. They’ve only been married four years, but both now seem to be mak [...]

The Book Thief

At the end of the nineteen thirties in Germany a little girl travelled with her mother and brother on the train. The children were being sen [...]

Year of wonders

The year is 1665 and Anna Frith is a widow at only 18 years of age. She has two young sons to support and she works hard. Life in a small vi [...]

The Ghost Bride

Li Lan is seventeen. Her mother died of smallpox when she was very young, her father was so scarred by the disease at the same time that he [...]

The Abominable

My final read for this year’s RIP In June of 1924 reports from Everest reveal that George Mallory and Andrew Irvine have vanished, mis [...]

The Paris Wife

Before Ernest Hemmingway was the famous author of hie time he was a struggling writer, trying to figure out how to make ends meet, trying to [...]

Ghost Hawk

Little Hawk is about to leave his family and village to go into the woods and live alone for three months, a ritual that will see him in his [...]

Rose Under Fire

It is 1944 and American pilot Rose Justice is working in England, she has joined the ATA and is hard at work transporting planes for the RAF [...]

Things fall apart

Set in pre-colonial Nigeria Things Fall Apart is the story of Okonkwo and his community. He sees himself as a hard-working, important man, h [...]
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