Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott reviewed

Title: Rotherweird Author: Andrew Caldecott Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Quercus Books Release Date: May 16, 2017 Format: ebook Pages: 464 Source: NetGalley ‘Intricate and crisp, witty and solemn: a book with special and dangerous properties,’ Hilary Mantel ‘Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful – not to mention bold’ M.R. Carey Rotherweird is twisted, arcane murder-mystery with shades of …

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The Cigarette Girl by Caroline Woods reviewed

Title: The Cigarette Girl Author: Caroline Woods Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins UK Release Date: February 23, 2017 Format: ebook Pages: 224 Source: NetGalley BERLIN, 1931: Sisters raised in a Catholic orphanage, Berni and Grete Metzger are each other’s whole world. That is, until life propels them to opposite sides of seedy, splendid, and violent Weimar …

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The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in France reviewed

Title: The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in France, 1917 – 1921 Author: Samantha Philo-Gill Genre: Non fiction Publisher: Pen & Sword Release Date: 28 February 2017 Format: ebook Pages: 254 Source: NetGalley In March 1917, the first women to be enrolled into the British Army joined the newly formed Women s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). …

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Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney reviewed

Title: Under a Pole Star Author: Stef Penney Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Quercus Books Release Date: November 3, 2016 Format: ebook Pages: 576 Source: NetGalley Flora Mackie was twelve when she first crossed the Arctic Circle on her father’s whaling ship. Now she is returning to the frozen seas as the head of her own …

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Beloved Poison by E. S. Thomson reviewed

Title: Beloved Poison Series: Jem Flockhart Author: Elaine Thomson Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Constable Release Date: September 1, 2016 Format: ebook Pages: 400 Source: NetGalley The object I drew out was dusty and mildewed, and blotched with dark rust-coloured stains. It smelt of time and decay, sour, like old books and parchments. The light from …

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