Book List in Order: 31 titles

  • July, 1829. When a female corpse, dressed in male clothing, is discovered lying in a haystack in the Worcestershire countryside, rumor and superstition abound. For the sighting of a man in white robes fleeing from the scene leads to suspicion that th...


  • Summer, 1914. Josie Kitson is a young teacher living with her invalid mother. The consummation of her affair with a married Methodist worthy, Clement Hulme, awakens a liking for sex and a realization that he's not what she really wants. When she meet...


  • London, 1859. A survivor of the famine that ravaged her Irish homeland, Rosaleen Calatrava is the beautiful kept mistress of elderly businessman Solomon Montague, living at his expense in a secluded villa. Yet, alongside her brother Dermot, Rosalee...


  • An Officer of the Honourable East India Company is greatly desirous of finding a soul-mate to share his life and fortune”. Lonely spinster Phoebe Creswell responds to an advertisement in the Worcester Herald,but are the outwardly charming Major Chr...


  • A raving, bedraggled girl is found sheltering in a barn near the Parish of Tardebigge in Worcestershire. Then the decomposing body of a small boy is unearthed by poachers in a nearby wood. Both cases appear to be connected to a wagonload of children ...


  • Murder on the waterways of post-Regency England 1827, Redditch, Worcestershire. Thomas Potts is despairing of his courtship of Amy Danks. With neither money nor prospects, she will surely look elsewhere. But when the body of a girl is found in th...


  • A Thomas Potts historical mystery - It is 1826, and in the town of Redditch in Worcestershire, Thomas Potts, reluctant Parish Constable, battles to keep the peace. With the notorious Needle Pointers up in arms at the news of a cut in their rate of pa...


  • It is the year 1826 . . . - Gentle, impoverished bachelor Thomas Potts is forced to fill the unpopular post of Constable of the Parish of Tardebrigge. Timid by nature and hectored by his shrewish mother, things do not initially go well for Tom. But w...







  • Ruthless Spencer is a professional. Son of a prominent US politician, Alexander is the target; lonely in his English public school and ripe for blackmail. Hoffman is the link and a member of the British Secret Service. As the temptation to double-cro...


  • This is the story of "Spec", a scruffy, bespectacled ten year old boy in a Midlands town experiencing the turmoil of the Second World War.It is about a world that has now totally disappeared. A world in which children were both actors and spectators ...



  • In 1906, a young widow, Emma, calls her late husband's daughter Miriam back from where she fled to escape a broken love affair. Although still mourning her lover, an interest for Miriam develops when the suffragettes arrive in town. Women are the pro...


  • The third of the series featuring Tildy, from the exploited 1820s nailmaking community of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. Tildy's experience of caring for the sick in the poorhouse stands her in good stead when she gets a job as a nurse to the invalid ...


  • Sequel to "The Bitter Dawning", this novel continues the story of Grainne McDermott and her husband as they set sail for Liverpool from Ireland in 1848. Shipwrecked, she arrives in Liverpool alone. Her money dwindles to the point that she contemplate...


  • The first of a series featuring a courageous young woman in the exploited 1820s nailmaking community of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. In an unhospitable land she becomes the spirited challenger to the nailers' oppressors in their - and her - struggle...


  • By the summer of 1823 Tildy has been laid off from her work at the needle mill and is part of a field gang working for a farmer. Sinister events at the farm, however, compel her to take refuge with Ester Smith the wisewoman, or, as some claim, witch....








  • January 1823. Freed at last from the threatening presence of her husband, Tildy continues her solitary struggle to earn a living for herself and her small son. Working at the mill she meets Josh Dyson, who dreams of forming a union, but there are pow...




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    Cecil 'Specs' Kensal is now a young teenager in the early 1950s. After the trials of World War II, which nobody really bothered to explain, Specs' dad has suddenly reappeared -- apparently owning a vast ranch Down Under -- but still in need of a plac...


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    A compelling historical adventure, set against the background of 19th century Jamaica Jamaica, 1806. Justin Brent arrives from England to take over his uncle's sugar plantation. Young and idealistic, he is shocked by the attitudes of his fellow 'buck...


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    It is 1848 and the future looks grim for the beautiful, newly-widowed Grainne Shonley. With her family gone, she has no future in her famine-torn homeland of Ireland—so when she is offered a position in a Warwickshire manor-hose, she gratefully acc...


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    In a quiet Worcestershire town in 1902, the return from the Boer War of dashing, handsome and newly rich Johnny Purvis has a devastating effect on the lives of three very different women…Cleopatra Dolton: beautiful and intelligent, her life is made...


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    In the autumn of 1822 Tildy has found employment as nurse to the aged mother of Charles Burke Bromley. Safe and sheltered with baby Davy, she nevertheless feels compelled to leave after she turns down Bromley’s offer of marriage. Tildy is working i...






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    A compelling historical saga set at the time of the Crimean WarLittle Rosie Pearson is left to fend for herself when her beloved grandmother is hounded to death on suspicion of being a witch. From then on, Rosie's life is one of hardship and abuse, u...


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    January 1843. Liddy Landser, heroine of The Surgeon's Apprentice, has returned to Bromsgrove in disgrace, to take up a position as schoolmistress at the local Workhouse. The position has been engineered for her by George Harcourt, Liddy's father's cr...