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Shadow on the Highway by Deborah Swift
Shadow on the Highway by Deborah Swift
If I was choosing an historical novel for a teenager this would be top of my list. I studied this period, taught it, and since I was a young girl I have enjoyed reading books set during The English Civil War,. First of all, Shadow on the Highway is beautifully written. Every sentence is honed. Secondly, the characterisation in this novel is excellent and finally the narrative fast paced and absolutely engaging. Third, the period is superbly recreated so that the history is absorbed into a wonderful adventure. Fortunately for readers this is the first novel in a trilogy. I do want it to continue and soon.

Abbi is deaf as a result of measles which was a devastating disease in the… Read more
Matilda: Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of Eng&hellip by Tracy Borman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Aug 2014
This text is superbly researched and well worth reading.
Erosion by S.A. Hemmings
Erosion by S.A. Hemmings
When a wealthy, family man, mundanely called Harry, sets off on a fishing trip in the Highlands and does not return to his East Anglia family home his wife Alice is thrown into a series of events that take the reader breathlessly from incident to incident. Her already confused teenage daughter, Polly becomes dislocated and for the duration of the novel it feels as if one is entering a distorted world such as is often discovered in a Barbara Vine novel. We know within the first few chapters both the incident that sets the crime in motion and that identities are changed, that there will be further secrets to be revealed and we also ironically know that Harry is murdered and who the… Read more

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