If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present.
Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of th... read more
This is a historical novel of considerable depth. A young New Zealander travels to London in the late 1940's, meets and marries Eva, a beautiful woman with an East European background and Jewish parentage. They return to Auckland to raise a family and it's... read more
'Just *wonderful*. A breath of fresh air in a book. Sal is a story with incredible heart, told so beautifully and with such clarity and grace I can hardly believe it's a debut! I loved it' JOANNA CANNON, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP AN OBSERVER 'NEW FACE OF FICTION 2018'
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Set against an enchanting backdrop of snow and Scottish woods, this rousing debut possesses a certain uniqueness that sets it apart from other fiction novels. Sal is exposed to some of life’s harshest adversities at a cruelly young age, inflicted on her by her feckless parents. She tolerate... read more
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The Pax Romana is famous for having provided a remarkable period of peace and stability, rarely seen before or since. Yet the Romans were first and foremost conquerors, imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates i... read more
Pax Romana was a 200 year period of relative peace experienced at the peak of the Roman Empire. From about 27 BC until the death of Marcus Aurelius in 180 AD, the Roman military conquered large regions of the Mediterranean, North Africa and east... read more