The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen: Troubles in Ireland

In The Last September, Elizabeth Bowen portrays the dying embers of an Anglo-Irish way of life.

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The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan – life or death questions

In Charlotte Rogan’s debut novel, a disparate group of passengers from a luxury ocean liner are squashed in a small lifeboat

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The General by C S Forester – a lifetime of duty

In the popular imagination, vast numbers of British infantry soldiers were sent needlessly to their deaths in World War 1

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Three Days And A Life by Pierre Lemaitre: a lifetime of guilt

Three Days And A Life was a book that almost left the house unread. I’d read a previous novel by

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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley – glimmers of magic

Steampunk meets historical fiction meets magical realism in The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. It’s not a happy encounter. Natasha Pulley’s

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