SNAKE SKINS, by Tim Major, Titan Books

An SF thriller examining the repercussions of rejuvenation and cloning on individuals' sense of identity and on wider society. Caitlin Hext's first shedding ceremony is imminent, but she's far from prepared to produce a Snakeskin clone. When her Skin fails to turn to dust as expected, she must decide whether she wishes the newcomer alive … Continue reading SNAKE SKINS, by Tim Major, Titan Books

THE LONDON UNDERWORLD, IN THE VICTORIAN PERIOD, AUTHENTIC FIRS-PERSON ACCOUNTS BY BEGGARS, THIEVES AND PROSTITUTES, by Henry Mayhew (and others), Dover Publications

The first and possibly the greatest sociological study of poverty in 19th-century London, this survey by a journalist invented the genre of oral history a century before the term was coined. Henry Mayhew vowed "to publish the history of a people, from the lips of the people themselves — giving a literal description of their … Continue reading THE LONDON UNDERWORLD, IN THE VICTORIAN PERIOD, AUTHENTIC FIRS-PERSON ACCOUNTS BY BEGGARS, THIEVES AND PROSTITUTES, by Henry Mayhew (and others), Dover Publications

ONCE WE WERE STRANGERS: WHAT FRIENDSHIP WITH A SYRIAN REFUGEE TAUGHT ME ABOUT LOVING MY NEIGHBOR, by Shawn Smucker, Fleming H. Revell Company/Baker Publishing Group

In 2012, Mohammad fled his Syrian village along with his wife and four sons, escaping to Jordan through the wilderness. Four years later he sat across from Shawn Smucker in a small conference room in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Though neither of them knew it, Mohammad had arrived in Shawn's life just in time. This is the … Continue reading ONCE WE WERE STRANGERS: WHAT FRIENDSHIP WITH A SYRIAN REFUGEE TAUGHT ME ABOUT LOVING MY NEIGHBOR, by Shawn Smucker, Fleming H. Revell Company/Baker Publishing Group

MISS BINGLEY REQUESTS, by Judy McCrosky, Crooked Lane Books/Publishers Group Canada

Out November 2018 Beyond Pride and Prejudice - Miss Bingley’s quest for marriage This is the story of Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of Caroline Bingley, who has always believed she will marry Darcy. However, she meets and falls in love with Mr. Tryphon, and becomes torn between what she has always … Continue reading MISS BINGLEY REQUESTS, by Judy McCrosky, Crooked Lane Books/Publishers Group Canada

THE ANCIENT CELTS, by Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University Press

The archetypal `barbarians from the north', the Celts were feared for their ferocity in battle and admired as skilled craftsmen. For two and half thousand years the Celts have continued to fascinate all who have come into contact with them. THE ANCIENT CELTS presents an absorbing account of the tribes whose origins and identity still … Continue reading THE ANCIENT CELTS, by Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University Press

FALSE LIGHTS, by K.J. Whittaker, Head of Zeus, IPG

Wellington is in secret captivity in the Sicily Isles and the Cornish are threatening to join forces with France against the English. Against this tumultuous backdrop, Hester Harewood manages to escape from the French soldiers who have killed her black sea captain father. Her rescuer – Jack 'Crow' Crowlas – takes her to shelter with … Continue reading FALSE LIGHTS, by K.J. Whittaker, Head of Zeus, IPG

BECOMING BELLE, by Nuala O’Connor, Penguin/PenguinRandomHouse

A witty and inherently feminist novel about passion and marriage, based on a true story of an unstoppable woman ahead of her time in Victorian London. In 1887, Isabel Bilton is the eldest of three daughters of a middle-class military family, growing up in a small garrison town. By 1891 she is the Countess of … Continue reading BECOMING BELLE, by Nuala O’Connor, Penguin/PenguinRandomHouse

THE MERMAID AND MRS. HANCOCK, by Imogen Hermes Gowar, Harper/Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers

One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock’s … Continue reading THE MERMAID AND MRS. HANCOCK, by Imogen Hermes Gowar, Harper/Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers

TORN, by Rowenna Miller, Orbit Books/Hachette Book Group

TORN is the first book in an enchanting debut fantasy series featuring a seamstress who stitches magic into clothing, and the mounting political uprising that forces her to choose between her family and her ambitions, for fans of The Queen of the Tearling. Sophie is a dressmaker who has managed to open her own shop … Continue reading TORN, by Rowenna Miller, Orbit Books/Hachette Book Group