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The Hundred-Foot Journey
3.54
it was ok
This is 2 completely different books. The first book is a wonderful story of a young Indian boy's journey from childhood to adulthood, from kitchen bo ...more
not set
Jun 21, 2016
 
Command the Raven (An Uncivil War #2)
4.64
really liked it
COMMAND THE RAVEN is the second book in Logue's Uncivil War series and picks up in the early months of 1643 with Hollie back in command of his uncomma ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2015
 
Flora's Secret (Flora Maguire Mysteries, #1)
4.29
it was amazing
Murder on the Minneapolis is historical fiction writer, Anita Davison's, first venture into crime. Set aboard a trans-Atlantic steamer sailing from Ne ...more
not set
Jul 03, 2015
 
Red Horse (An Uncivil War #1)
4.41
really liked it
It is 1642 and Hollie Babbit,a hardened and embittered mercenary has returned to England to take the pay of king of parliament... whoever offers the m ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2015
 
Steel & Lace - Anthology of 17th-18th century stories.
4.14
it was amazing
Steel & Lace is the perfect starting point if you are bored with the usual historical fare of highlanders and regency. It brings together a collec ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2015
 
Highwayman's Hostage
4.38
really liked it
A young child witnesses the murder of his parents and the destruction of his birthright and grows into an embittered angry man, bent on revenge on his ...more
Apr 23, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
 
A Cloak of Zeal
5.00
it was amazing
Like Kersen, A Cloak of Zeal is a 'prequel' novella, aimed at introducing readers to the major protagonists in the Babbit Series (which begins with Re ...more
not set
May 07, 2015
 
The Duke's Daughter
4.13
really liked it
The 3rd in the Duke of Strathmore 'Regency Romance' series is centred on Lucy, the sister of the heroes of Books 1 and 2. We have seen enough of Lucy ...more
Oct 11, 2015
Sep 15, 2015
 
The Autumn Palace (Ondine, #2)
4.00
really liked it
This is the second book in the Ondine series, set in the fictional country of Brugel. Ondine, Hamish and Old Col find themselves on a secret mission t ...more
Mar 13, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
 
Kersen (An Uncivil War #0.5)
4.50
it was amazing
I have been waiting for M.J. Logue's 'Babbit series'. Unlike a lot of historical fiction set in the English Civil War, Logue's protagonists have their ...more
not set
May 07, 2015
 
Royalist Rebel
4.23
it was amazing
Truth is indeed stranger than fiction and in Elizabeth Murray, Countess Dysart, Anita Seymour found a heroine of the English Civil War whose own life ...more
Dec 23, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
 
The Falcon at the Portal (Amelia Peabody, #11)
4.23
liked it
This book is not my favourite EP which is why I have recently re-read it. We seem to lose Amelia and Emerson with the concentration moving to Ramses a ...more
not set
Feb 12, 2011
 
Matilda's Freedom
3.71
really liked it
The carefree life in Europe that Kit Matcham has enjoyed comes to an abrupt end when he is summoned back to Australia to take on the responsibility of ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
 
A Wilderness of Sin (An Uncivil War #3)
4.92
really liked it
A WILDERNESS OF SIN... begins in the aftermath of the battle of Naseby in June 1645 during which Hapless has been badly wounded in an altercation that ...more
not set
Mar 10, 2015
 
The Miniaturist
3.58
really liked it
A beautiful written invocation of life in the stultifying upper echelons of 17th century Amsterdam when the VOC ruled the waves and the merchants were ...more
Apr 08, 2015
Jan 04, 2015
 
The Winter of Magic (Ondine #3)
4.42
it was amazing
The third installment in the madness and mayhem of Ondine's life. The battle for power between Lord Vincent and Duchess Anathea continues, exacerbated ...more
Nov 07, 2015
Nov 06, 2015
 
Original Sin (Adam Dalgliesh #9)
3.89
liked it
Not one of my favourite P.D.James. I suppose as a writer myself, the idea of murder in a publishing house appealed but the denouement when it came was ...more
Jul 02, 2012
May 20, 2012
 
Year of Wonders
4.00
really liked it
It is interesting reading some of the other reviews and I'm glad I didn't read them before reading the book myself.

I am a seventeenth century passioni
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Oct 08, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
Guardians of the Crown Trilogy: By The Sword; The King's Man; Exile's Return
5.00
it was amazing
4.5 star average rating across all three books individually :-)
not set
Mar 16, 2017
 
Azincourt
4.10
liked it
I am finding Cornwell's stories follow a predictable pattern. An antihero who has to be redeemed by the end of the story, is forced by circumstance to ...more
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
 
The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot
4.13
it was amazing
Reading this book was like dipping into a box of expensive and extremely rich chocolates. The writing is so poetical and so lyrical and the images so ...more
Mar 18, 2015
Mar 02, 2014
 
Rain Gods (Hackberry Holland, #2)
3.98
liked it
I'm a huge James Lee Burke fan and this is my first foray into the world of Hackberry Holland. We hadn't got very far into the story when I had an eer ...more
Jul 10, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
 
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2)
4.26
it was amazing
Listened to this book in the audio edition. Beautifully executed and it really brought out the cadence of the language. Having struggled with Wolf Hal ...more
Nov 08, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.84
liked it
I so wanted to love this book and I really do appreciate the beautiful writing and all the reasons it won the Man-Booker, but at the end of the day it ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
 
Introducing the Honourable Phryne Fisher (Phryne Fisher, #1-3)
4.12
really liked it
The wonderful Phyrne Fisher is the subject of seventeen books and is shortly to appear on our screens (ABC) in a series of single episodes based on a ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody, #18)
4.13
really liked it
So this is farewell to the Emersons. Chronologically this is the final book in the Peabody series and a fitting end. History tells us every detail aro ...more
Oct 29, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
 
The Secret of Chimneys (Superintendent Battle, #1)
3.85
really liked it
Of its period! I think it was Christie's first book so no familiar faces but good fun.
not set
Oct 12, 2016
 
The Silent Cry (William Monk, #8)
3.98
it was ok
In recent years Anne Perry has soared to the best seller lists with her crime novels set in Victorian England. She writes two "series" detective novel ...more
Jan 2002
Nov 14, 2012
 
The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (Amelia Peabody, #7)
4.20
liked it
I am currently on a mission to read all of the Peabody mysteries in order. As I am listening to them as audible books they pass the long, tedious comm ...more
Nov 13, 2013
May 10, 2011
 
Bride by Mistake (Devil Riders, #5)
3.83
it was amazing
This is the last of Anne's Devil Rider series and I've loved them all. What I particularly like about Anne's writing is that she doesn't shy away fro ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
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