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A Night Out in the Shanghai Badlands with Paul French

Posted on: 16/06/2019

A Night Out in the Badlands, 1941 Throughout the 1930s Shanghai had been a legendary city – an international metropolis where no visas or passports were required; the most modern city in Asia drenched in neon and its sultry summer night air filled with jazz; the fourth largest city in the world and the most densely populated; home to over four million Shanghainese and the city’s foreign inhabitants (known as “Shanghailanders”). Shanghai was a city that had always had more than its fair share of…

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A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony

Posted on: 16/06/2019

This January marked the centenary of the outbreak of the Irish War of Independence. One hundred years ago the Irish formed a government, and declared independence from British rule. That declaration led to war. My book, A River In The Trees, is set in 1919 and 2019. It’s the story of two women, a hundred years apart, but bound together by a secret. Hannah, in 1919, becomes caught up in the struggle for a free Ireland. She’s trying to forge an identity for herself, to break free from the circumst…

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Six brilliant new reissues in Julian Stockwin’s Thomas Kydd series

Posted on: 21/05/2019 with tags: Artemis, Julian Stockwin, Kydd, Mutiny, Quarterdeck, Seaflower, Tenacious

Discover the first six books in Julian Stockwin’s seafaring historical adventure series set during the Great Age of Sail, now reissued with a brilliant new cover look. Based on dramatic real events, the Thomas Kydd series is classic storytelling at its very best. ‘In Stockwin’s hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world’ – Guardian   Kydd Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized by the press gang to be a part of the crew of the 98-gun line-o…

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Extract from THE UNQUIET HEART – Kaite Welsh

Posted on: 21/05/2019 with tags: extract, kaite welsh, medical mystery, unquiet heart

THE UNQUIET HEART is a richly atmospheric and gripping medical mystery, the second installment in the thrilling Sarah Gilchrist series which began with THE WAGES OF SIN.   The grey stone archway loomed overhead as I dashed through the puddles from my carriage, cursing under my breath. Julia Latymer was huddled by the wall, sheltering from the rain and smoking. She glanced up at me and nodded. ‘Gilchrist.’ ‘Have they gone up yet?’ She rolled her eyes, shivering. ‘Would I be standing out here…

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