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Secrets of a Sun King
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Secrets Of A Sun King

In Emma Carrol’s latest historical adventure for Middle Grade we find Lilian and her friends in a race against time to stop the Pharaoh’s curse. Right from the start this goes at a cracking pace that pulls you along in anticipation of the next part of the adventure, set in London and Egypt (and a …

The Secret of Nightingale Wood
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The Secret Of Nightingale Wood

The Secret of Nightingale Wood is Lucy Strange’s debut novel and begins with a setting similar to ‘The Railway Children’ by E. Nesbit. It is set in the early 20th century and in a country setting reminiscent of ‘The Railway Children’, with a change in family home, with a similar family make up, and an …

The Wolf and the Watchman
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The Wolf and the Watchman

The Wolf and the Watchman was one of my favourite books of 2019. As I’ve probably gone on at length somewhere else, I’m not a thriller/mystery reader by nature, but this is such a wonderfully engrossing and descriptive novel of 19th century Stockholm I was dragged into this at breakneck speed and read it over …

The Miniaturist
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The Miniaturist

I was hooked from the very start, the detail in this book would match the detail of The Miniaturist. This is, on the face of it, a story of love and marriage in 17th century Amsterdam, between a young, country girl and an older, rich merchant. Johannes gifts Nella a cabinet-sized replica of their home, …

Burial Rites
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Burial Rites

My manager had been pressing me to widen my reading material and when she found I had never read any historical fiction that didn’t have a fantastical element to it I was told in no uncertain terms to read this book, and she loaned me her copy. Set in early 19th century Iceland, Burial Rites …