All our historical fiction is chosen for publication by book clubs.

Listen to the Child

Elizabeth Howard

It's 1875 and London's East End heaves with children who work as prostitutes, hawkers, beggars and thieves. Constance rescues as many as she can, but feels overwhelmed. When a solution is offered, it sounds perfect - Canada, with its wide open plains, has farmers who need help.

Shipping children to this land of plenty offers them a future far from London's streets. Widow, Mary Trupper is wary but the promise of good food and an education for her children is strong. Are the fields green, is the food plentiful? For some, yes. For others, the harsh winters reflect the welcome.

Based on research ofthe British Home Children.


 

 

Underground

Gayle O'Brien

On the run from a killer, Annie and her mother flee to a remote farmhouse in New England. When Annie finds an unsent letter from a debutante in the Civil War, she is drawn to the story of a Southern girl immersed in a love that cannot see light in the American South where slavery is held deep.

"Every character drawn in loving detail." Mohammed Hanif, author

Gayle obtained her MA in writing from the University of East Anglia.


The Half-Slave

Trevor Bloom

Ascha is the son of a Saxon warlord and a Roman slave mother, a half-slave, locked in the limbo between slave and free. This is a tale of competing tribes in 5th century northern Europe. A tale of warriors, overlords and the Roman Empire.

"The deftly woven plot strands made this a gripping story." Historical Novel Review