An intimate, readable, day-to-day account of life in London during the plague of 1665, remarkably similar to life during a pandemic today.
An incisive depiction of the decline of the Victorian era and the rise of the Modern era, and a gripping multi-generational family saga.
Best known for her sensationalist novels, Mary Elizabeth Braddon (née Maxwell) published more than 80 wonderful novels between1860 and 1910.
The Thorn Birds is one of the books I scorned for years. It was a bestseller in its day. Romantic fiction – I used to think – is fluff for
A dysfunctional family of mostly unlikeable people. When one of them is finally bumped off, everyone is a suspect.