#SecretBookClub

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Reckless By William Nicholson

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When I started this book, I was not particularly impressed. While the historical setting was certainly interesting, spanning the end of the second world war up to the Cuban Missile Crisis and including something of…

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Still Waters by Katie Flynn

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When Still Waters first dropped through my letterbox at its full 672 pages, I wasn’t phased. I usually read epic fantasy which can easily be a third again as long. But this wasn’t fantasy, it…

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God of Vengeance by Giles Kristian

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2014 will prove to be a cultural warzone fought between devotees to the First World War’s centenary and Norse fanatics, stirred into life by a recent television series and the Vikings: Life and Legend exhibit…

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Stormbringers by Philippa Gregory

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Philippa Gregory has long been renowned as the undisputed queen of historical fiction, but her recent works have left me a little disappointed, and in my opinion don’t live up to the brilliance of her…

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Wake by Anna Hope

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London 1920. The war is over and for the last two years a nation tries to piece their fractured lives back together again. Sons return as strangers if they were lucky to return at all….

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The Ancient Paths by Graham Robb

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In the Ancient Paths, Graham Robb goes on an epic journey. He cycles 15,000 miles across Europe on a quest to discover the lost roads of the Celts. As he traces these long-forgotten routes across…

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The Empress by Meg Clothier

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So, despite taking a module entitled “The Crusades” in my second year of university, I ashamedly admit the finer points of each crusade has faded in my mind. I was therefore excited to begin reading…