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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Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale

This book is really beautifully bound if you get the hard cover edition. It's soft blue, with embossed gold flowers on the cover, and a swathed Victorian lady pictured in the centre. Perhaps it's slightly beside the point, but I do love a the pleasure of reading a beautifully bound volume. Kate Summerscale once again …

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The Watchmaker Of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

London, 1883, three lives are drawn together. Thaniel, a young man who works for the Home Office as a telegraphist, an eccentric Japanese watchmaker who may have links to a bomb set my Irish revolutionaries, and Grace, a woman at Oxford who longs to be able to work on her science experiments in peace. When …

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