The Fair Fight

For fans of Sarah Waters and The Crimson Petal and the White, a vibrant tale of female boxers and their scheming patrons in 18th century Bristol Some call the prize ring a nursery for vice Born into a brothel, Ruth s future looks bleak until she catches the eye of Mr Dryer A rich Bristol

Moll Flanders

The Fortunes Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders aka Moll Flanders is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1722 It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age By 1721, Defoe had become a recognised novelist, with


Mary Saunders, a lower class London schoolgirl, was born into rough cloth but hungered for lace and the trappings of a higher station than her family would ever know In 18th century England, Mary s shrewd instincts will get her only so far, and she despairs of the plans made for her to carve out a


Myers presents an incredibly complex protagonist in Deborah, whose gender identity is not taken as a given Lambda Book Report A novel of the American Revolution by a writer who is himself a true American revolutionary Mark Edmundson, author of Why Teach In 1782, during the final clashes of


Gore Vidal s Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post World War II years With their broad canvas and large cast of fictional and historical characters, the novels in this series present a panorama of the American political and imperial