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Blood Debt, by Adam Staten

Blood Debt, by Adam Staten

A dramatic tale that stretches across the breadth of Europe.
Andrew Rollo

Blood Debt is the first book in Adam Staten’s Honour Bound trilogy and is a coming-of-age story set in the tumultuous years leading up to the battle of Hastings in 1066. The story moves at a steady pace before speeding up in the final third of the book as it...

Of Judgement Fallen, by Steven Veerapen

Of Judgement Fallen, by Steven Veerapen

In Steven Veerapen’s second Anthony Blanke mystery, we re-enter the murky world of plotting and foul play surrounding the court of Henry VIII.
Michael Ward

Our hapless hero, son of the king’s late black trumpeter John Blanke, is once again pressed into service as a spy by Cardinal Wolsey, the second most powerful figure in the land. Wolsey is pre-occupied with preparations for the forthcoming opening of Parliament at...

The War for the Soul of the Nation

The War for the Soul of the Nation

Polish resistance during the Second World War had many factions.
Anna Legat

The War for the Soul of the Nation When the tide of the Eastern Front turned at Stalingrad and the Red Army rolled over the territory of Poland in pursuit of the rapidly retreating German forces, some Poles saw it as an invasion; others welcomed it as a liberation....

Richard Foreman on Turpin’s Tales

Richard Foreman on Turpin’s Tales

Helena Font Brillas interviews Richard Foreman about his latest collection of short stories.

Richard, can you first tell us about the genesis of Turpin's Tales and why you decided to revisit the character? I wanted Dick Turpin to ride again. Turpin's Prize finished the series off nicely, but I had written a couple of Turpin short stories for other...

Richard Foreman on Blood and Poison

Richard Foreman on Blood and Poison

Jack Ayre interviews Richard Foreman about his latest book, Spies of Rome: Blood & Poison.

Richard, firstly can you tell us a little about your latest book, Spies of Rome: Blood and Poison? I wanted to write a short, entertaining novella which introduced readers to the character of Rufus Varro (his humour and the age he lives in). At the same time, Blood...

Robert Lyman on Courage & Other Broadcasts

Robert Lyman on Courage & Other Broadcasts

The great commander's biographer chats about his collection of talks, re-published recently.

Do you think Bill Slim’s ideas surrounding courage and morale can be applied to modern-day warfare? Absolutely. They’re timeless. All soldiers need to be motivated to fight. Napoleon described ‘the moral to the physical as three is to one’. To be motivated, soldiers...

Summer Reads from Sharpe Books

Summer Reads from Sharpe Books

Summer Reads from Sharpe Books' authors. Recommended history and historical fiction.

Summer Reads from Sharpe BooksAlan Bardos Author of The Dardanelles ConspiracyThe Unseen Enemy by Tom Walker, is a perfect summer read invoking Sunday afternoons watching a black and white war film. Tom Walker effortlessly brings to life an RAF squadron in World War...

Historical Heroes: Robert Oppenheimer

Historical Heroes: Robert Oppenheimer

The author of a new book on Oppenheimer describes the accusations of communism that dogged him for the rest of his life.

"The atomic clock ticked faster and faster. We may anticipate a state of affairs in which two great powers will each be in a position to put an end to the civilisation and life of the other, though not without risking its own. We may be likened to two scorpions in a...

Who Were the Huguenots?

Who Were the Huguenots?

The Huguenots, many of whom were expelled from France, enriched the countries they migrated to.
Rosemary Hayes

It is estimated that one in six people in England have Huguenot ancestry.  Yet the Huguenots (Protestants who were largely artisans and professionals) integrated so seamlessly into their adopted countries that, generations on, it is easy to forget the circumstances...

Crown of Fear, by Derek Birks

Crown of Fear, by Derek Birks

A swift, engaging and historically immersive reading experience.
J.A.Ironside

The Wars of the Roses draw to a close, along with Birks’ multi-generational historical saga in Crown of Fear – the seventh volume of the series. The Elder family’s fortunes have long been caught between the feuding houses of York and Lancaster in a war which has seen...