The Hidden Girls by Rebecca Whitney

Set in North West London, Ruth is woken by a scream one night, and later thinks she sees something, on her quiet cul-de-sac. But no one will believe her and she's not sure that she can believe herself, because after the birth of her baby, she experienced post partum psychosis. Her delusions were strong enough …

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Red Island House by Andrea Lee

Red Island House is loosely short stories or anecdotes about people who live on an island in Madagascar, with the perspective of Shay, a black American woman, as the observer. The through line of the stories is that Shay's wealthy Italian husband has built a gargantuan house there, and the stories take place on our …

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Six Tudor Queens: Katharine Of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir

There's something about Henry VIII and his wives that is endlessly fascinating. I've read a few different books about him, his wives, and also his children, most especially Elizabeth I. One of the best historians of the period, and one of the most easily accessible, is Alison Weir. Her works on the period are incredibly …

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