Book List in Order: 7 titles

  • The acclaimed author of The New House brings to life the 1605 plot to blow up the House of Lords and assassinate King James I in a vividly imagined novel.  “Please to remember, The Fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot.” &md...


  • First published in 1962, "A drama of family crisis convincing in its details" was how the "Times" described it; while "Punch" thought it "a novel to be proud of," and Daniel George "her greatest triumph." Lettice Cooper (1897-1994), was an Englis...


  • When she steps off the London train at Leeds (known in the novel as Aire) Mary Welburn is returning to the world of her childhood. But while she attempts to settle back into her family, Mary strikes up new relationships and learns how the North, in 1...


  • Flora is a young Oxford lecturer, whose love affair with a married man has ended in tragedy. She faces a bleak, empty world. Following an ill-fated flight to a villa in Tuscany, and the collapse of her warm friendship with Lalage, an Oxford colleague...


  • The offer of a summer post as governess to the granddaughter of a famous actress seems a dazzling prospect to Ellen Fenwick, far removed from the fireside teas and prize-givings of her Yorkshire high school. And the Villa Meridiana, surveying the Tus...