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American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson @millieseaward @dialoguebooks @thrillkinson #AmericanSpy #LaurenWilkinson #BookReview #TheClqrt #BookBlog #BookRecommendation

16th July 2020 Dialogue Books Book Description What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love? It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War. Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant and talented, but she's also a black woman working in an all white boy's club,… Continue reading American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson @millieseaward @dialoguebooks @thrillkinson #AmericanSpy #LaurenWilkinson #BookReview #TheClqrt #BookBlog #BookRecommendation

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The Silence of the Girls by Pat Baker @PenguinUKBooks #TheSilenceofthegirls #TrojanWar #Achilles #Briseis #TheClqrt #BookReview #HistoricalFiction #Recommendedreads

Penguin Books 2019 Book Description When the Greek Queen Helen is kidnapped by Trojans, the Greeks sail in pursuit, besieging the city of Troy. Trapped in the Greek soldiers' camp is another captured queen, Briseis. Condemned to be bed slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her family, she becomes a pawn in a menacing… Continue reading The Silence of the Girls by Pat Baker @PenguinUKBooks #TheSilenceofthegirls #TrojanWar #Achilles #Briseis #TheClqrt #BookReview #HistoricalFiction #Recommendedreads

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People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield @HoZ_Books @whitfield_riley #TheClqrt #PeopleofAbandonedCharacter #ClareWhitfield #HistoricalFiction #BookReveiw #RecommendedReading #BookBlog

House of Zeus October 2020 Book Description He is my Husband. To honour and obey. Until Murder do us part... London, 1888: Susannah rushes into marriage to a young and wealthy surgeon. After a passionate honeymoon, she returns home with her new husband wrapped around her little finger. But then everything changes. His behaviour becomes… Continue reading People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield @HoZ_Books @whitfield_riley #TheClqrt #PeopleofAbandonedCharacter #ClareWhitfield #HistoricalFiction #BookReveiw #RecommendedReading #BookBlog

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Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce @DoubledayUK #MissBensonsBeetle #RachelJoyce #BookReview #HistoricalFiction #BookBlogger #TheClqrt

Doubleday Books July 2020 Book Description It is 1950. In a devastating moment of clarity, Margery Benson abandons her dead-end job and advertises for an assistant to accompany her on an expedition. She is going to travel to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may not exist.… Continue reading Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce @DoubledayUK #MissBensonsBeetle #RachelJoyce #BookReview #HistoricalFiction #BookBlogger #TheClqrt

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The Governess by Wendy Holden @Wendy_Holden @welbeckpublish #Theclqrt #TheGoverness #HistoricalFiction #BookReview #BookBlog

Welbeck Publishing August 2020 Book Description In 1933 a progressive young teacher, Marion Crawford, becomes governess to little Princess Elizabeth and her sister Margaret. Inside the castles and palaces she finds a family frozen in time. Determined to give her pupils a fun and normal childhood, she takes the princesses on buses, swimming at public… Continue reading The Governess by Wendy Holden @Wendy_Holden @welbeckpublish #Theclqrt #TheGoverness #HistoricalFiction #BookReview #BookBlog

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The Diver and the Lover by Jeremy Vine @theJeremyVine @JennyPlatt90 @HodderBooks @BloggersHut #TheDiverandtheLover #JeremyVine #theclqrt #Salvadordali #Dali #BloggersHutRT#SeptemberPublications #BookReview #HistoricalFiction

Coronet (An imprint of Hodder & Stoughton) September 3rd 2020 Book Description It is 1951 and sisters Ginny and Meredith have travelled from England to Spain in search of distraction and respite. The two wars have wreaked loss and deprivation upon the family and the spectre of Meredith's troubled childhood continues to haunt them. While… Continue reading The Diver and the Lover by Jeremy Vine @theJeremyVine @JennyPlatt90 @HodderBooks @BloggersHut #TheDiverandtheLover #JeremyVine #theclqrt #Salvadordali #Dali #BloggersHutRT#SeptemberPublications #BookReview #HistoricalFiction

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The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn @KayteNunn @orionbooks @BloggersHut #BloggersHutRT #TheForgottenLettersofEstherDurrant #KayteNunn #BookReview #20BooksofSummer #TheClqrt

August 2019 Orion Books Book Description An Abandoned Woman... 1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison - but can captivity lead to freedom? A Forbidden Love... 2018. When marine scientist Rachel Parker is forced to take… Continue reading The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn @KayteNunn @orionbooks @BloggersHut #BloggersHutRT #TheForgottenLettersofEstherDurrant #KayteNunn #BookReview #20BooksofSummer #TheClqrt

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The Foundling by Stacey Halls @stacey_halls @bonnierbooks_uk @bloggershut #20BooksofSummer #theClqrt #BookReview #bloggershutrt #HistoricalFiction #RecommendedReading

Manilla Press February 2020 Book Description Two women, bound by a child, and a secret that will change everything... London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, Bess is… Continue reading The Foundling by Stacey Halls @stacey_halls @bonnierbooks_uk @bloggershut #20BooksofSummer #theClqrt #BookReview #bloggershutrt #HistoricalFiction #RecommendedReading

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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead @colsonwhitehead @FleetReads #TheNickelBoys #BookReview #Fiction #HistoricalFiction

Fleet Press 16th July 2019 Book Description Elwood Curtis knows he is as good as anyone - growing up in 1960s Florida, he has taken the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart.  He is about to enrol in the local black college, determined to make something of himself.  But given the time and… Continue reading The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead @colsonwhitehead @FleetReads #TheNickelBoys #BookReview #Fiction #HistoricalFiction

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You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr @Damian_Barr @BloomsburyBooks #YouWillBeSafeHere #DamianBarr #BookReview #Fiction #HistoricalFiction

Bloomsbury Publishing 2nd April 2020 (Paperback) Book Description Willem, an only child growing up in working-class Johannesberg, just wants to be left alone with his books and Britney, his beloved pug.  Worried he's growing up 'soft', his ma and her new boyfriend send him to New Dawn Safari Camp, where they 'make men out of… Continue reading You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr @Damian_Barr @BloomsburyBooks #YouWillBeSafeHere #DamianBarr #BookReview #Fiction #HistoricalFiction