Category: World War Two

The Turn Of The Tide (The Sturmtaucher Trilogy #3) by Alan Jones

The Turn of the Tide is the third book in the Sturmtaucher Trilogy: a powerful and compelling story of two families torn apart by evil. As Hitler’s greed turns eastwards to the fertile and oil rich Soviet heartlands, life for the Kästner and the Nussbaum families disintegrates and fragments as the Nazis tighten the noose on German and Polish Jews. Implementing Endlösung der Judenfrage, … Read More The Turn Of The Tide (The Sturmtaucher Trilogy #3) by Alan Jones

Front Page Story by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Front Page StoryArt doesn’t exist in a vacuum Rookie reporter Abby is working on a story about an affordable homes campaign.But then a carving goes missing from the Franklin Museum. A pine cone carved out of wood. It was stolen in broad daylight during opening hours. Abby has written a story about it which proves to be really popular. Then she gets a mysterious … Read More Front Page Story by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

And The Angels Sing by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Theatrephonic presents:‘And the Angels Sing’“Permission to Land, G-George” ‘What was he like? George I mean?’‘Most of the boys prefer to call me Skipper or Skip,’ he told us. ‘None of this Sir. All first names on my plane.’ George was only 26 years old. ‘What did they mean by angels, daddy?’Don’t get any romantic illusions. These bombers were built to stop the Germans. And … Read More And The Angels Sing by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part four

Here are my favourite eight books of the fourth quarter of 2021. So far this has been a good year for books if for nothing else, so it was a really difficult decision. Please note that there may be books amongst the list that are not published until 2022, but these are books I have read this year and may be ARCs. The Flight of … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part four

The Last Checkmate by Gabriella Saab

Readers of Heather Morris’s The Tattooist of Auschwitz and watchers of The Queen’s Gambit won’t want to miss this amazing debut set during World War II. A young Polish resistance worker, imprisoned in Auschwitz as a political prisoner, plays chess in exchange for her life, and in doing so fights to bring the man who destroyed her family to justice. Maria Florkowska is many … Read More The Last Checkmate by Gabriella Saab

Man of Clay by Alan Derosby

Retribution comes with a price 1930s GermanyKarl Auerbach escapes Buchenwald concentration camp. Ashamed of the truth of how he fled, Karl vows never to speak of the memories of his imprisonment. Present Day: Rhode IslandWhen Karl’s grandson Zachariah is faced with prejudice of his own and a close friend is subjected to a horrific assault, Karl knows he must finally confront the demons of … Read More Man of Clay by Alan Derosby

Flight of the Shearwater (The Sturmtaucher Trilogy #2) by Alan Jones

Flight of the Shearwater is the second book in the Sturmtaucher Trilogy: a powerful and compelling story of two families torn apart by evil.‘With Poland divided between Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Union of Soviet Republics, the increasingly confident Third Reich flexes its military muscles northwards into Denmark and Norway, while the rest of Europe watches anxiously over its shoulders. General Erich Kästner, in his … Read More Flight of the Shearwater (The Sturmtaucher Trilogy #2) by Alan Jones

My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part three

Here are my favourite eight books of the third quarter of 2021. So far this has been a good year for books if for nothing else, so it was a really difficult decision. The Beresford by Will Carver Firstly let me just say one thing – don’t get too attached to the characters, they may not be around long enough. Apart from Mrs May that … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part three

Angels of Mud by Vanessa Nicolson

In Angels of Mud we jump through time, between the interwoven stories of mother and daughter. The reader is immediately transported to Clerkenwell soon after the end of World War II, where they learn Mary’s story; about her marriage and the upbringing of her daughter Cara. Through this narrative, Nicolson paints a vivid picture of women’s lives in one of London’s Italian communities. #AngelsofMud … Read More Angels of Mud by Vanessa Nicolson

The Gathering Storm (The Sturmtaucher Trilogy #1) by Alan Jones

The Gathering Storm: Book 1 in the Sturmtaucher Trilogy, a powerful and compelling story of two families torn apart by evil.  ‘Kiel, Northern Germany, 1933. A naval city, the base for the German Baltic fleet, and the centre for German sailing, the venue for the upcoming Olympic regatta in 1936.  #TheGatheringStorm #SturmtaucherTrilogy @alanjonesbooks @annecater @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours The Kästners, a prominent Military family, are part of … Read More The Gathering Storm (The Sturmtaucher Trilogy #1) by Alan Jones

The Blue Hour by MJ Greenwood

The Blue Hour – two love affairs and two summers, 75 years apart  Damaged by a toxic relationship, Ava Westmorland flees the ruins of her life in London for a carer’s job in a Cornish village. She hopes a combination of countryside and coast will heal her shattered heart. But she has yet to face tyrannical Tilly Barwise; the 89-year-old she will be looking … Read More The Blue Hour by MJ Greenwood

Still Life by Sarah Winman

By the bestselling, prize-winning author of When God was a Rabbit and Tin Man, Still Life is a beautiful, big-hearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood… and the ghost of E.M. Forster. We just need to know what the heart’s capable of, Evelyn.And do you know what it’s capable of?I do. Grace and fury. It’s 1944 and in … Read More Still Life by Sarah Winman