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The capital city of England, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. It is the most populous city in the United Kingdom, with a metropolitan area of over 13 million inhabitants


Half a crown by

Small Change ; book three. Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain’s distinctly British secret police. It’s his job to warn …


Ha’penny by

Small Change : book 2 In 1949, eight years after the “Peace with Honor” was negotiated between Great Britain and Nazi Germany …

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

The Children Act by

Does religious belief outweigh the fight for survival? and if the one battling for life is a child, who gets to rule …

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet by

Sherlock Holmes #1, available on gutenberg. In 1881, after returning from Afghanistan Doctor John Watson is in need of rest and recuperation. …

Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers

Clouds of witness by

After solving the mystery of Whose Body Lord Peter Wimsey holidays in the wilds of Corsica, but, tiring of the rustic and wanting a bit of luxury he heads to Paris where he gets the shocking news that his brother, the Duke of Denver, has been arrested for murder. And the victim was Denis Cathcart, his sister’s fiancée. Wimsey heads for home straight away, and together with Inspector Parker he begins to investigate what actually happened.

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

The Night Watch by

Starting in 1947 The Night Watch tells the story, in reverse chronology, of various people in and around London during the Blitz. …


The Far Country by

In Australia Jane and Jack Dorman own a prosperous sheep farm, or station. For the past few years most of the money …