Book List in Order:17 titles

  • Polly Kops lives in a charming part of West London, in a big house on a lovely garden square, with her lover and three daughters. From the outside, she looks to be living an ideal life, but upon closer inspection, it’s easy to see that Polly...


  • Hilary Bailey re-invents the history of the Trojan Wars and tells a new story of Cassandra. Legend has it that Cassandra died at the hand of Clytemnestra, but in this novel she escapes to a farm in Thessaly, and writes her own account of the fall of ...


  • "They call London the Great Whore, and no wonder, seeing so many of her daughters are practising her trade there", says Mary Kelly, who returns to London in the summer of 1888. This is a story of London’s Victorian underworld and of th...


  • Christmas at the Trents would demonstrate, not by design of course, for me, the outlander, loutish fellow from the North, what life could be like, should be like and, for friends and connections of the Trents, always would be like....


  • Polly Kops is living with her husband, a hero of the alternative society and her twin daughters in a run-down house in the then-seedy area near Portobello Road. Her older, illegitimate son is being reared by her mother. She does not know who her fath...


  • London 1991. Journalist Kate Higgins is researching the life of Violet Levine, a woman who dragged herself up from shop girl to MP. Kate’s own life becomes entangled with her subject, but as she begins to find the real Violet behind the legend, ...



  • Melanie, Vanessa and Annie have all been betrayed by men - and Melanie is only 13. One day the two abandoned wives and the runaway girl vow the future will bring them love, money and revenge. This is a novel of the '90s, in which deceit, comedy and t...


  • A political thriller from a popular author - 2013. Britain is in chaos. Following a severe recession and a succession of short-lived hung parliaments, an election is called. Lord Gott, Treasurer of the Conservative Party, receives large sums of money...







  • In 1940, Sally Bowles leaves her newborn baby with her parents and returns to London to continue her search for Theo - the only man she claims she ever loved. He is on secret work between London and wherever he is sent - rumours abound. Meanwhile who...


  • Spanning 30 years from 1886 to 1917, this novel, first published in 1997, follows the lives of two women from different ends of the social scale. They are reunited as adults and find that their friendship helps them through the bitterness and cruelty...


  • Jane Eyre has now been married to Rochester for ten years and seems ecstatically happy. However a cloud appears on the horizon when Rochester decides to rebuild Thornfield Hall. Suddenly the questions which have so far remained unanswered are crying ...


  • In this sequel to Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, as Flora prepares herself for a ball held by the parents of her fiancĂ©, she's startled to see in the mirror a young man standing behind her. She is alarmed to learn that no one else had seen the ...



  • The world-wide smuggling activities of Englishwoman Hannie Richards come into conflict, eventually, with her life in Devon with her gentleman-farmer husband and two children, and she begins an exciting new career...


  • A child of the slums, murderer's widow, and convicted prostitute, Mary Waterhouse rises from her sordid beginnings in London's underworld to become the wife of a liberal politician--with a shocking secret of his own--and carves out a successful caree...