Book List in Order:8 titles

  • With Hope, Farewell was Alexander Baron's first novel to explore Jewish working class life in fiction, and predated his The Lowlife, being published first in 1952. Mark Strong endures petty anti-Semitism but achieves his wartime ambition to become a ...


  • The War Baby is a compelling account of bravery and betrayal in the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. Amid the last, faltering, steps to repulse General Franco's fascists, a young British Communist, Frank Brendan, heads to Barcelona on behalf of the Pa...


  • This novel is one in a sequence of novels following the lives of a group of British soldiers during the Second World War. It lays bare the nature of both men and women suffering the cruel ordeal of war. Yet the final note is one of hope for human kin...


  • It's 1943. The allied invasion of Sicily. In a lull in the fighting, a British battalion march through the summer heat into the bombed-out city of Catania, to be greeted by the women, children and old men who remain there. Yearning for some semblance...


  • A war novel which charts the history of the fictional Fifth Battalion of the Wessex Regiment during the Second World War. Reflects on the miseries of war and of the battles which took place in France in 1944....


  • 1911, London. The police collaborate with racketeers to keep an uneasy peace, periodically broken by violent gang wars. Dido Peach comes to prominence by breaking the unwritten rules of the street. For a brief time he rules the underworld. His fal...


  • Harryboy is lowlife scum. But if he leaves the track after the thirteenth race quids in, everyone'll say, there goes Harryboy Boas, King of the Track. Trouble starts for Harryboy when the Deaners move into his Hackney boarding house. Quicker than he ...


  • A delicately observed novel by a beautiful writer. Richard Latt accepted Mrs. Menant's invitation to Astons knowing that six days in the same house of her daughter, Portia, would be sweet torture. Red-faced with corn-blonde hair, shy and nervous, he ...