The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1) – Conn Iggulden

Posted by Bartley: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary As the fifth instalment of Conn Iggulden’s EMPEROR series publishes to great success and popular acclaim, this reviewer decided that even though Gates of Rome was published in hardback back in 2003, in true NEL style, it was better late than never to join the series. Two young companions, […]

Girl with A Pearl Earring – by Tracy Chevalier

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary This is a story of romance and longing; of a communion of spirit that life’s unfortunate circumstances may be able to stop, but can’t bury. Johannes Vermeer has remained one of the great enigmas of 17th-century Dutch art – little is known of his personal life. The portrait of […]

Gallows Thief – By Bernard Cornwell

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary The saying goes ‘never judge a book by its cover’; OK then, I’ll judge it by its title: The Gallows Thief: literally – a person who robs the gallows of victims to hang.  Sold! This was another audiobook I was lucky enough to proofread (or proof-listen to, as Emma […]

The Birth House – By Ami McKay

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Calling all fans of ‘Call the Midwife’, you’re going to want to know about this book! Ami McKay takes us to the wilds of Nova Scotia, Canada, where the mysterious and elderly midwife, Miss Babineau, takes young Dora Rare in and teaches her the secretive early practices of childbirth. […]

The Constant Princess – By Philippa Gregory

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary We all think of Katherine of Aragon as the barren wife of the legendary King Henry VIII but behind this Tudor legacy lies a fascinating story of women warriors, hidden promises, and an unspeakable love that could change the fate of a nation. I’ve read a lot of historical […]