Tag Archives: Historical fiction

Cuckoo Summer by Jonathan Tulloch

Set in the Lake District in 1940 Cuckoo Summer is a beautiful novel of friendship, secrets, loyalty and childhood innocence, bringing to life both the people and the landscape of fells and tarns of the author’s beloved Lakeland. Cuckoo Summer … Continue reading

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While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle

While the Storm Rages is a thrilling and emotional adventure set at the start of the Second World War. Phil Earle’s writing is wise and kind, utterly believable, both hilariously funny and heartbreakingly sad in the turn of a page. … Continue reading

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The Tir na n-Og English Language Award Shortlist

On Friday 20th May the announcement of the winner of a rather special children’s book award will be made. The Tir na n-Og Awards were established by the Books Council Of Wales in 1976, and are given annually to honour original works … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: The Hunt for David Berman by Claire Mulligan

The Hunt for David Berman, a debut by Claire Mulligan is an adventure set during World War 2 with a touching bond between two boys from very different families at the centre of its exploration of how war affects families. … Continue reading

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Resist by Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer writes meticulously researched historical fiction that always respects both his subject and his young readers; his new novel Resist is a shining example of his care. A book inspired by the teenage years of Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn … Continue reading

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The Secret of the Treasure Keepers by A M Howell

The Secret of the Treasure Keepers, A M Howell’s latest historical novel for children is an atmospheric mystery in which clues are uncovered like small pieces of treasure found in the archeological dig that inspired the story. With family secrets, … Continue reading

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Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track by Annelise Gray Blog Tour

Dido is back, and so is the breathtaking action of the first instalment, Race to the Death. However this enjoyable and stirring adventure is really about family, the bonds that bring individuals together in a shared endeavour not only to … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek by Robin Scott-Elliot

Hide and Seek, Robin Scott-Elliot’s third children’s book, is powerful historical fiction inspired by reality, by the lives of those whose bravery we cannot begin to imagine and whose dedication we should never forget. This is a World War 2 … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Night Watchers by A. M. Howell

Mystery of the Night Watchers is an engrossing story of secrets, lies, sisters and a desire for justice and truth set against the back drop of a global historical event. Set in 1910 in the days before Halley’s Comet’s appearance … Continue reading

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Featherlight by Peter Bunzl illustrated by Anneli Bray.

Inspired by real life lighthouse heroines Grace Darling and Ida Lewis, Featherlight combines family, myth and courage in a tender story of hope. ‘I am the lighthouse keeper’s daughter, And I keep the lighthouse by the water. Keep the oil … Continue reading

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