Books: Index by Author


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Abe, Kobo – The Woman in the Dunes
Abercrombie, Joe – Half a King (The Shattered Sea I)
Abercrombie, Joe – Half the World (The Shattered Sea II)
Abercrombie, Joe – Half a War (The Shattered Sea III)
Abercrombie, Joe – Two’s Company
Aciman, André – Call Me By Your Name
Adams, Max – The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria
Addison, Katherine – The Goblin Emperor
Addyman, Ishbel – Cyrano
Ahdieh, Renée – Flame in the Mist
Aïtmatov, Chingiz – Jamilia
Aitcheson, James – The Harrowing
Albert, Edoardo – Edwin: High King of Britain (Northumbrian Thrones I)
Albert, Edoardo – Oswald: Return of the King (Northumbrian Thrones II)
Albert, Edoardo – Oswiu: King of Kings (Northumbrian Thrones III)
Alderman, Naomi – The Lessons
Alderman, Naomi – The Liars’ Gospel
Alderman, Naomi – The Power
Ali, Tariq – Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree (The Islam Quintet I)
Allan, Nina – The Art of Space Travel
Al-Ramli, Muhsin – The President’s Gardens
Amirrezvani, Anita – The Blood of Flowers
Amirrezvani, Anita – Equal of the Sun
Amis, Kingsley – The Alteration
Amis, Kingsley – Lucky Jim
Ammaniti, Niccolò – Anna
Anders, Charlie Jane – Six Months, Three Days
Arden, Katherine – The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight I)
Arden, Katherine – The Girl in the Tower (Winternight II)
Arditti, Michael – The Enemy of the Good
Arnim, Elizabeth von – Elizabeth and her German Garden
Arnim, Elizabeth von – The Enchanted April
Atkinson, Kate – Life After Life
Auel, Jean M. – The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth’s Children I)
Auel, Jean M. – The Valley of Horses (Earth’s Children II)
Auel, Jean M. – The Mammoth Hunters (Earth’s Children III)
Auster, Paul – Travels in the Scriptorium


Backman, Fredrik – My Grandmother sends her Regards and Apologises
Backman, Fredrik – Britt-Marie Was Here
Baggott, Julianna – Mental Diplopia
Bailey, Paul – Uncle Rudolf
Baker, Adam – Winter Raven
Ball, Charlene – Dark Lady: A Novel of Emilia Bassano Lanyer
Barber, Ros – The Marlowe Papers
Barbier, Patrick – The World of the Castrati
Bárcena, Juan Gómez – The Sky over Lima
Bardugo, Leigh – The Too-Clever Fox
Banville, John – Dr Copernicus
Barker, Susan – The Incarnations
Barnes, Julian – The Sense of an Ending
Beagle, Peter S. – In Calabria
Bear, Elizabeth – A Companion to Wolves (with Sarah Monette) (Irskyne I)
Beaulieu, Bradley – Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (Shattered Sands I)
Beaulieu, Bradley – Blood Upon the Sand (Shattered Sands II)
Berg, Carol – The Spirit Lens (Collegia Magica I)
Berridge, A.L. – Honour and the Sword (Chevalier I)
Berry, Helen – The Castrato and his Wife
Binet, Laurent – HHhH
Bitto, Emily – The Strays
Blackman, Andrew – A Virtual Love
Bland, Christopher – Cathar
Bonaparte, Napoleon – Clisson and Eugénie
Boyne, John – The Absolutist
Boyne, John – Crippen
Bradshaw, Gillian – The Beacon at Alexandria
Bradshaw, Gillian – Island of Ghosts
Brennan, Marie – A Natural History of Dragons (Lady Trent I)
Brennan, Marie – The Tropic of Serpents (Lady Trent II)
Bridge, Antony – Theodora
Brooks, Geraldine – The Secret Chord
Brown, Nancy Marie – The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman
Brust, Steven – The Phoenix Guards (Khaavren Romances I)
Buchan, Elizabeth – The New Mrs Clifton
Bujold, Lois McMaster – Shards of Honor (Vorkosigan Saga I)
Burgess, Anthony – A Dead Man in Deptford
Burton, Jessie – The Miniaturist


Cameron, Christian – The Long War series
Campbell, Jen – The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night
Carey, Jacqueline – Miranda and Caliban
Carey, M.R. – The Girl with all the Gifts
Carlin, Laura – The Wicked Cometh
Cawthorne, Nigel – Daughter of Heaven
Chabon, Michael – The Final Solution
Chabon, Michael – Gentlemen of the Road
Chait, Gavin – Lament for the Fallen
Cheney, J. Kathleen – The Golden City
Chevalier, Tracy – New Boy (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Cho, Zen – Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal I)
Christie, Alix – Gutenberg’s Apprentice
Chu, John – The Water that Falls on You from Nowhere
Clark, Polly – Larchfield
Clements, Toby – Winter Pilgrims (Kingmaker I)
Clements, Toby – Broken Faith (Kingmaker II)
Cognetti, Paolo – The Eight Mountains
Colapinto, John – As Nature Made Him
Colette – Chéri
Colette – Gigi and The Cat
Cooper, Fran – These Diving Walls
Cooper-Bridgewater, Susan – Of Ink, Wit and Intrigue
Cordingly, David – Life Among The Pirates: The Romance and Reality
Cornwell, Bernard – The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories I)
Cornwell, Bernard – The Pale Horseman (The Saxon Stories II)
Cornwell, Bernard – The Lords of the North (The Saxon Stories III)
Corona, Laurel – The Four Seasons
Corona, Laurel – The Mapmaker’s Daughter
Crawford, Francis Marion – Stradella
Crichton, Michael – Eaters of the Dead
Cross, Donna Woolfolk – Pope Joan


Dalrymple, William and Anand, Anita – Koh-i-Noor
Davis, Lindsey – The Silver Pigs (Falco I)
Davis, Lindsey – Master and God
Davis, Natalie Zemon – The Return of Martin Guerre
De Botton, Alain – The Course of Love
De Castell, Sebastien – Traitor’s Blade (The Greatcoats 1)
DeMaria, Robert – To Be A King
Domin, Heather – Soldier of Raetia (Valerian’s Legion I)
Donald, Angus – Outlaw (Outlaw Chronicles I)
Donoghue, Emma – Slammerkin
Donoghue, Emma – Frog Music
Donoghue, Emma – Room
Donoghue, Emma – The Wonder
Downer, Lesley – Geisha
Downer, Lesley – The Last Concubine
Dromgoole, Dominic – Hamlet: Globe to Globe
Druon, Maurice – The Iron King (The Accursed Kings I)
Duffy, Stella – Theodora: Actress. Empress. Whore
Duffy, Stella – The Purple Shroud
Dumas, Alexandre – The Red Sphinx
Du Maurier, Daphne – Frenchman’s Creek
Du Maurier, Daphne – My Cousin Rachel
Dunant, Sarah – Blood and Beauty
Dunant, Sarah – In the Name of the Family
Duncan, Glen – I, Lucifer
Dunmore, Helen – The Lie
Dunnett, Dorothy – The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles I)
Dunnett, Dorothy – Queens’ Play (Lymond Chronicles II)
Dunnett, Dorothy – The Disorderly Knights (Lymond Chronicles III)
Dunnett, Dorothy – Pawn in Frankincense (Lymond Chronicles IV)
Dunnett, Dorothy – The Ringed Castle (Lymond Chronicles V)
Dunnett, Dorothy – Checkmate (Lymond Chronicles VI)
Dunnett, Dorothy – Niccolò Rising (House of Niccolò I)
Dunnett, Dorothy – The Spring of the Ram (House of Niccolò II)
Dunnett, Dorothy – Race of Scorpions (House of Niccolò III)
Dunnett, Dorothy – Scales of Gold (House of Niccolò IV)
Dunnett, Dorothy – The Unicorn Hunt (House of Niccolò V)
Dunnett, Dorothy – To Lie with Lions (House of Niccolò VI)
Dunnett, Dorothy – Caprice and Rondo (House of Niccolò VII)
Dunnett, Dorothy – Gemini (House of Niccolò VIII)
Dunnett, Dorothy – King Hereafter


Eco, Umberto – Baudolino
Elegant, Robert – Manchu (Imperial China Trilogy I)
Elphinstone, Margaret – The Sea Road
Engel, Amy – The Roanoke Girls
Ennis, Michael – The Malice of Fortune
Enquist, Per Olov – The Parable Book
Enquist, Per Olov – The Visit of the Royal Physician


Faber, Michel – Under the Skin
Falcones, Ildefonso – Cathedral of the Sea
Ferrante, Elena – My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan Novels I)
Ferrante, Elena – The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels II)
Fforde, Jasper – The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next I)
Findley, Timothy – Pilgrim
Finkel, Irving – The Princess Who Wouldn’t Come Home
Fleming, Jacky – The Trouble with Women
Flewelling, Lynn – Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunners: Book I)
Forsyth, Kate – Bitter Greens
Fremantle, Elizabeth – The Girl in the Glass Tower
Friedenthal, Meelis – The Willow King
Furukawa, HideoSlow Boat


Gale, Patrick – Facing the Tank
Gale, Patrick – Friendly Fire
Gardiner, Kelly – Goddess
Garland, Rosie – The Night Brother
Garland, Rosie – Vixen
Garrett, George – Death of the Fox
Gautier, Théophile – Captain Fracasse
Gee, Sophie – The Scandal of the Season
Geen, Emma – The Many Selves of Katherine North
Gemmell, David – Lion of Macedon (Parmenion I)
Gentle, Mary – Black Opera
George, Margaret – Helen of Troy
George, Margaret – The Confessions of Young Nero
Gladstone, Max – A Kiss with Teeth
Glaister, Seni – The Museum of Things Left Behind
Golding, William – The Double Tongue
Golding, William – The Inheritors
Goldsworthy, Adrian – Vindolanda
Golon, Sergeanne – Angélique (Angélique I)
Goss, Theodora – Red as Blood and White as Bone
Graves, Robert – Homer’s Daughter
Greenblatt, Stephen – The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began
Gregory, Philippa – Earthly Joys
Griffith, Nicola – Hild
Groen, Hendrik – The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
Guy, John – Thomas More: A very brief history


Haig, Matt – The Humans
Harris, Joanne – The Gospel of Loki
Harris, Joanne – Holy Fools
Harris, Robert – Pompeii
Hartsuyker, Linnea – The Half-Drowned King
Hawkins, Paula – The Girl on the Train
Hay, Maviel Doriel – Death on the Cherwell
Headley, Maria DahvanaSome Gods of El Paso
Healey, John J. – The Samurai of Seville
Hearn, Lian – Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori I)
Hearn, Lian – Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori II)
Hearn, Lian – Brilliance of the Moon (Tales of the Otori III)
Hemming, Henry – Misadventure in the Middle East
Heneage, James – By Blood Divided (Mistra Chronicles IV)
Heyer, Georgette – The Convenient Marriage
Heyer, Georgette – Sprig Muslin
Heyer, Georgette – Sylvester
Heyer, Georgette – The Unknown Ajax
Hickman, Katie – The Aviary Gate (Pindar Trilogy I)
Hickman, Katie – The House at Bishopsgate (Pindar Trilogy III)
Hill, David Wesley – At Drake’s Command
Hoban, Russell – The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz
Hobb, Robin – Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy I)
Hobb, Robin – Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy II)
Hobb, Robin – Assassin’s Quest (The Farseer Trilogy III)
Hobb, Robin – Ship of Magic (The Liveship Traders Trilogy I)
Hobb, Robin – The Mad Ship (The Liveship Traders Trilogy II)
Hobb, Robin – Ship of Destiny (The Liveship Traders Trilogy III)
Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Errand (The Tawny Man Trilogy III)
Hobb, Robin – The Golden Fool (The Tawny Man Trilogy II)
Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Fate (The Tawny Man Trilogy III)
Hobb, Robin – The Wilful Princess and The Piebald Prince
Hobb, Robin – The Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles I)
Hobb, Robin – Dragon Haven (The Rain Wild Chronicles II)
Hobb, Robin – City of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles III)
Hobb, Robin – Blood of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles IV)
Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Assassin (Fitz and the Fool I)
Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Quest (Fitz and the Fool II)
Hobb, Robin – Assassin’s Fate (Fitz and the Fool III)
Hobbs, M.C. – The Chevalier
Holland, Cecelia – City of God
Holland, Tom – Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom
Hollinghurst, Alan – The Stranger’s Child
Holt, Tom – Meadowland
Holt, Tom – Olympiad
Holt, Tom (writing as K.J. Parker) – The Devil You Know
Hope, Anthony – The Prisoner of Zenda
Hope, Anthony – Rupert of Hentzau
Hopkins, Jerry and Sugerman, Danny – No One Here Gets Out Alive: Jim Morrison
Hostovský, Egon – The Hideout
Howard, Kate – The Ornatrix
Hulick, Douglas – Among Thieves (A Tale of the Kin I)
Hunt, Angela – Esther: Royal Beauty (Dangerous Beauty I)


Iggulden, Conn – Dunstan
Irwin, Margaret – Royal Flush
Ishiguro, Kazuo – The Buried Giant
Ivey, Eowyn – The Snow Child


Jackson, Shirley – We Have Always Lived In The Castle
Jaffe, Rona – The Best of Everything
James, Andrew – Blood of Kings
Jégo, Yves and Lépée, Denis – The Sun King Rises
Jonasson, Jonas – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Jordan, Neil – Carnivalesque
Joyce, Rachel  – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry


Kane, Ben – Eagles at War (Eagles Trilogy I)
Kane, Ben – Hunting the Eagles (Eagles Trilogy II)
Kane, Ben – Eagles in the Storm (Eagles Trilogy III)
Kates, Gary – Monsieur d’Eon is a Woman
Kay, Guy Gavriel – A Song for Arbonne
Kay, Guy Gavriel – Children of Earth and Sky
Kay, Guy Gavriel – The Last Light of the Sun
Kay, Guy Gavriel  – The Lions of Al-Rassan
Kay, Guy Gavriel – River of Stars
Kay, Guy Gavriel – Under Heaven
Kay, Guy Gavriel – Ysabel
Kearney, Paul – The Wolf in the Attic
Kennedy, Sarah – The Altarpiece
Kent, Hannah – The Good People
King, Crystal – Feast of Sorrow
Kingfisher, T. – Bryony and Roses
Kingfisher, T. – The Raven and the Reindeer
Kinsale, Laura – Flowers from the Storm
Kirino, Natsuo – Grotesque
Kirino, Natsuo – The Goddess Chronicle (Canongate Myths)
Klages, Ellen – Wicked Wonders
Kowal, Mary Robinette – The Lady Astronaut of Mars
Kushner, Ellen – Swordspoint
Kushner, Ellen – The Privilege of the Sword
Kushner, Ellen et al. – Tremontaine (Season I)
Kushner, Ellen and Sherman, Delia – The Fall of the Kings
Kym, Min – Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung


Lafferty, Linda – The Girl who fought Napoleon
Lam, Laura – Pantomime (Micah Grey I)
Lam, Laura – Shadowplay (Micah Grey II)
Lam, Laura – Masquerade (Micah Grey III)
Landon, Margaret – Anna and the King of Siam
Larson, Rich – Dark Warm Heart
Lawrence, Mark – Prince of Thorns (Broken Empire I)
Leach, Tim – The Last King of Lydia
Leach, Tim – The King and the Slave
Lee, Min Jin – Pachinko
Lee, Yoon Ha – Variations on an Apple
Le Guin, Ursula – Lavinia
Leigh Fermor, Patrick – A Time of Gifts (A Time of Gifts I)
Levin, Ira – The Stepford Wives
Lindsay, Philip – A Princely Knave
Littlewood, AlisonThe Crow Garden
Littlewood, Alison – The Hidden People
Liu, Ken – The Grace of Kings (Dandelion Dynasty I)
Lofts, Norah – Esther
Lofts, Norah – The King’s Pleasure
Lofts, Norah – How Far to Bethlehem?
Logan, Kirsty – The Gracekeeepers
Lyle, Anne – The Alchemist of Souls (Night’s Masque I)
Lynch, Scott – The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards I)
Lynch, Scott – Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastards II)
Lynch, Scott – The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards III)
Lyon, Annabel – The Golden Mean


Macpherson, Marie – The First Blast of the Trumpet (John Knox I)
Mantel, Hilary – Bring up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell II)
Mantel, Hilary – Fludd
Manfredi, Valerio Massimo – Tyrant
Marone, Lorenzo – The Temptation to be Happy
Marr, Melissa – The Maiden Thief
Mastai, Elan – All Our Wrong Todays
Masters, Alexander – A Life Discarded
Mavor, Elizabeth – The Ladies of Llangollen
Maynell, Esther – The Little Chronicle of Magdalena Bach
Mazzola, Anna – The Unseeing
McCaffrey, Anne – Dragonflight
McCann, Maria – As Meat Loves Salt
McCann, Maria – Ace, King, Knave
McCaughrean, Geraldine – A Little Lower Than The Angels
McDonald, Melanie – Eromenos: A Novel of Antinous and Hadrian
McKinley, Robin – Deerskin
McKinley, Robin – Rose Daughter
Melamed, Jennie – Gather the Daughters
Meloy, Maile – Do Not Become Alarmed
Mendelsohn, Daniel – An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and An Epic
Merle, Robert – The Brethren (Fortunes of France I)
Miller, Madeline – The Song of Achilles
Mitchell, David – Cloud Atlas
Mitchell, David – Slade House
Moggach, Deborah – Tulip Fever
Monette, Sarah – Mélusine (Doctrine of Labyrinths I)
Monette, Sarah – The Virtu (Doctrine of Labyrinths II)
Monette, Sarah – The Mirador (Doctrine of Labyrinths III)
Monette, Sarah – Corambis (Doctrine of Labyrinths IV)
Monette, Sarah – A Companion to Wolves (with Elizabeth Bear) (Irskyne I)
Moore, Tim – I Believe In Yesterday
Moran, Caitlin – How to be a Woman
Moran, Caitlin – Moranthology
Morgan, Jude – An Accomplished Woman
Morgenstern, Erin – The Night Circus
Mortimer, Ian – The Outcasts of Time
Murakami, Haruki – 1Q84


Nicolson, Juliet – A House Full of Daughters
Nordberg, Jenny – The Underground Girls of Kabul
Norman, Diana – The Vizard Mask
North, Claire – The End of the Day
Norwich, John Julius – Four Princes
Novik, Naomi – Temeraire (Temeraire I)
Novik, Naomi – Throne of Jade (Temeraire II)
Novik, Naomi – Black Powder War (Temeraire III)
Novik, Naomi – Empire of Ivory (Temeraire IV)
Novik, Naomi – Victory of Eagles (Temeraire V)
Novik, Naomi – Uprooted


Oates, Joyce Carol – Blonde
O’Brian, Patrick – Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin I)
O’Brian, Patrick – Post Captain (Aubrey & Maturin II)
O’Grady, Rohan – Let’s Kill Uncle
Ólafsdóttir, Auđur Ava – Hotel Silence
Oliver, Neil – Vikings: A History
Orenstein, Peggy – Cinderella Ate My Daughter
Ozeki, Ruth – A Tale for the Time Being


Pacat, C.S. – The Captive Prince Trilogy
Parker, K.J. – Devices and Desires (Engineer Trilogy I)
Parker, K.J. – The Devil You Know
Patrick, Den – The Boy with the Porcelain Blade (Erebus Sequence I)
Patton, Mark – An Accidental King
Penman, Sharon – Lionheart
Pérez-Reverte, Arturo – Captain Alatriste (Captain Alatriste I)
Pérez-Reverte, Arturo – Purity of Blood (Captain Alatriste II)
Perry, Sarah – The Essex Serpent
Peters, Ellis – A Morbid Taste for Bones (Cadfael I)
Phillips, Helen – The Beautiful Bureaucrat
Pinborough, Sarah – The Language of Dying
Plaidy, Jean – Madonna of the Seven Hills (Lucrezia Borgia I)
Pool, Joyce – The Castrato
Pötzsch, Oliver – The Hangman’s Daughter (Hangman’s Daughter I)
Pratchett, Terry – The Colour of Magic (Discworld I)
Pratchett, Terry – The Light Fantastic (Discworld II)
Pratchett, Terry – Equal Rites (Discworld III)
Pratchett, Terry – Mort (Discworld IV)
Pratchett, Terry – Sourcery (Discworld V)
Pratchett, Terry – Wyrd Sisters (Discworld VI)
Pratchett, Terry – Pyramids (Discworld VII)
Pratchett, Terry – Guards! Guards! (Discworld VIII)
Pratchett, Terry – Eric (Discworld IX)
Pratchett, Terry – Moving Pictures (Discworld X)
Pratchett, Terry – Reaper Man (Discworld XI)
Pratchett, Terry – Witches Abroad (Discworld XII)
Pratchett, Terry – Men at Arms (Discworld XIV)
Pratchett, Terry and Gaiman, Neil – Good Omens
Pressfield, Steven – Gates of Fire
Proud, Linda – The Botticelli Trilogy
Proud, Linda – A Gift for the Magus
Purcell, Laura – The Silent Companions
Pym, Barbara – Excellent Women 


Quantick, David – Sparks


Rawn, Melanie, Roberson, Jennifer and Elliott, Kate – The Golden Key
Rawn, Melanie – The Diviner
Renault, Mary – The King Must Die
Renault, Mary – The Bull From the Sea
Reve, Gerard – The Evenings
Rice, Anne – Cry to Heaven
Roberson, Jennifer – Lady of the Forest
Ronan, Vanessa – The Last Days of Summer
Ronson, Jon – The Psychopath Test
Roth, Philip – American Pastoral
Rothfuss, Patrick – The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles I)
Rothfuss, Patrick – The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicles II)
Rothschild, Hannah – The Improbability of Love
Rush, ChristopherPenelope’s Web
Rymer, Russ – Genie: A Scientific Tragedy


Sabatini, Rafael – Scaramouche
Sabatini, Rafael – The Sea Hawk
Schanoes, Veronica – Ballroom Blitz
Schiff, Stacy – Cleopatra: A Life
Schilperoord, Inge – Tench
Schweblin, Samanta – Fever Dream
Scott, Manda – Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle (Boudica I)
Scott, Manda – Boudica: Dreaming the Bull (Boudica II)
Scott, Manda – Boudica: Dreaming the Hound (Boudica III)
Scott, Manda – Boudica: Dreaming the Serpent Spear (Boudica IV)
Scott, Manda – Rome: The Emperor’s Spy (Rome I)
Scott, Manda – Rome: The Coming of the King (Rome II)
Scott, Manda – Rome: The Eagle of the Twelfth (Rome III)
Scott, Manda – Rome: The Art of War (Rome IV)
Senior, Antonia – The Winter Isles
Seton, Anya – Dragonwyck
Setterfield, Diane – Bellman and Black
Sewell, Brian – Outsider: Almost Always, Never Quite (Outsider I)
Sheers, Owen – Resistance
Shellabarger, Samuel – Prince of Foxes
Shoneyin, Lola – The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives
Sinclair, M.G. – The Cardinal’s Man
Smaill, Anna – The Chimes
Snyder, Midori – The Innamorati
Sontag, Susan – The Volcano Lover
Spark, Anna Smith – The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust I)
Spufford, Francis – Golden Hill
Stark, Freya – The Valleys of the Assassins
Stevens, Robin – Murder Most Unladylike (Murder Most Unladylike I)
Stevens, Robin – Arsenic for Tea (Murder Most Unladylike II)
Stevens, Robin – First Class Murder (Murder Most Unladylike III)
Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island
Stoneman, Richard – Xerxes: A Persian Life
Strauss, Barry – The Battle of Salamis
Strout, Elizabeth – My Name is Lucy Barton
Sullivan, J. Courtney – Saints for All Occasions
Summerscale, Kate – Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace
Summerscale, Kate – The Wicked Boy
Sutcliff, Rosemary – Blood Feud
Sutcliff, Rosemary – Sword at Sunset
Swirsky, Rachel – A Memory of Wind
Swirsky, Rachel – Portrait of Lisane de Patagnia
Sykes, S.D. – City of Masks (Somershill Manor Mysteries III)
Szerb, Antal – The Pendragon Legend


Tarr, Judith – A Wind in Cairo
Thesiger, Wilfred – Arabian Sands
Thomson, Rupert – Secrecy
Thorpe, Adam – Hodd
Tóibín, Colm – The Testament of Mary
Tóibín, Colm – House of Names
Tomalin, Claire – Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
Towles, Amor – A Gentleman in Moscow
Towles, Amor – Rules of Civility
Tremain, Rose – Restoration
Tremain, Rose – Merivel: A Man of His Time
Turner, Lucille – Gioconda
Turner, Megan Whalen – The Thief
Turney, Simon – Caligula
Turton, Stuart – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Tyler, Anne – Vinegar Girl (Hogarth Shakespeare)


Undset, Sigrid – Kristin Lavransdatter
Urzidil, Johannes – The Last Bell


Valentine, Genevieve – La Beauté sans Vertue
van der Vlugt, Simone – Midnight Blue
Vaughn, Carrie – That Game We Played During The War
Vick, Tyson – Mozart Reimagined
Vickers, Salley – Cousins
Vidal, Gore – A Search for the King
Vincent, Norah – Self Made Man: My Year Disguised as a Man


Waihong, Choo – The Kingdom of Women
Walker, Jennifer – Elizabeth of the German Garden: A Biography of Elizabeth von Arnim
Walsh, Jill Paton – Knowledge of Angels
Waltari, Mika – The Etruscan
Walters, Minette – The Last Hours
Walton, Jo – A Burden Shared
Walton, Jo – The Just City (Thessaly I)
Walton, Jo – The Philosopher Kings (Thessaly II)
Warner, Sylvia Townsend – The Corner That Held Them
Warrick, Douglas F. – Sic semper, sic semper, sic semper
Waterfield, Giles – The Hound in the Left Hand Corner
Waters, Sarah – Affinity
Waters, Sarah – Fingersmith
Waters, Sarah – The Paying Guests
Waters, Sarah – Tipping the Velvet
Webb, Robert – How Not To Be A Boy
Weil, Jiří – Mendelssohn is on the Roof
White, Kiersten – And I Darken (Conqueror’s Trilogy I)
White, Kiersten – Now I Rise (Conqueror’s Trilogy II)
Whitworth, Victoria – The Bone Thief (Wulfgar I)
Whitworth, Victoria – Daughter of the Wolf
Williams, Hannah – Académie Royale: A History in Portraits
Wodehouse, P.G. – Jeeves in the Offing
Worsley, Kate – She Rises
Wyndham, John – The Midwich Cuckoos


Yanagihara, Hanya – A Little Life
Yanagihara, Hanya – The People in the Trees
Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn – Ariosto
Yokoyama, Hideo – Six Four
Yoshida, Shuichi – Parade
Yourcenar, Marguerite – Memoirs of Hadrian 


Zweig, Stefan – Beware of Pity
Zweig, Stefan- Messages from a Lost World

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4 thoughts on “Books: Index by Author

  1. karin says:

    i too love dorothy dunnett and guy gavriel kay – i wonder if you have read the boudica series by manda scott? if not, i am jealous because you have it still to discover!

    superb, complex storylines. lyrical prose. masterly research and (best of all) the most wonderful characterisation.


  2. The Idle Woman says:

    Hello Karin – thanks for your comments. No, I haven't read anything by Manda Scott yet, although I read an interview with her over at Historical Tapestry the other day (maybe you found this blog via my comment there, I don't know). She cites Mary Renault and Dorothy Dunnett among her influences, which is certainly a very good sign. Perhaps I should give her books a go. Thank you for the recommendation!

    Edit: I did eventually get round to Manda Scott in June 2016 and it was definitely worth the wait! Click on the following link to read my thoughts on the first of the Boudica novels, Dreaming the Eagle.

  3. The Idle Woman says:

    I update this page intermittently so if you're looking to see if I've posted on a particular author it's always worth Googling “the idle woman” and then the author's name, just to check. When you left your comment I'd just read my first Sutcliff – the wonderful Sword at Sunset – and I'm very much looking forward to exploring more of her books. I've just brought this page up to date, so you will find a link here too. Enjoy exploring and thanks for the comment!

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