Reading Club

I assume you're here at this website because you like my books. Good. And that also means you might like the books I enjoy reading, and that all of us might enjoy the books that you read, so this is simply a place where we can exchange news of books - any books - not just historical novels. Tell us if you've read something wonderful and entertaining, and we'll post your recommendations and reviews here. And, please, let us know what you think of these recommendations!

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Black Tom’s Red Army

Written by: Nicholas Carter

Published by: Canelo Adventure

Submitted By: Geraint

The deciding Battle of Naseby looms on the horizon in this historical adventure of the English Civil War. It is more than a year since printer’s apprentice turned Parliamentarian soldier William Sparrow and his Royalist rival Hugo Telling last came…


The Belgariad (Boxset)

Written by: David Eddings

Published by: Corgi Childrens

Submitted By: Robert Douglas

I’ve had these books since the early 90’s, it’s far easier to recommend them as an epic boxset – and yes, from May to mid-September of this year, I’ve finally got round to completing all five titles: ‘Pawn of Prophecy’,…


Killer of Men

Written by: Christian Cameron

Published by: Orion

Submitted By: Brian

Think Last Kingdom series but chronicling the time of the Ionian revolt and Greco-Persian wars of the 5th century BC. If you loved the adventures of Uhtred then you will also love the adventures of Arimnestos.


The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812

Written by: Andrew Lambert

Published by: Faber and Faber

Submitted By: Geraint

In the summer of 1812 Britain stood alone, fighting for her very survival against a vast European Empire. Only the Royal Navy stood between Napoleon’s legions and ultimate victory. In that dark hour America saw its chance to challenge British…


Our Boys

Written by: Dr. Helen Parr

Published by: Allen Laine

Submitted By: Mr MK Baker

Dr Helen Parr is a respected modern historian , she lost an uncle ,when a young girl ,to the Falklands War ,her Uncle was ,and will always be a young Paratrooper . Her Novel OUR BOYS ,is a tale told…



Written by: Jake Douglas and Georgia Barnes

Published by: Bedsit Publishing

Submitted By: Robert Douglas

Yes, the surname is no coincidence, I am indeed the younger brother to Jake Douglas! This book is a collection of talented poetry encompassing an interesting relationship between authors Jake and Georgia. I remember that Jake had in fact written…


Empires of Bronze: Son of Ishtar (Empires of Bronze 1)

Written by: Gordon Doherty

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Gordon Doherty

(This review submitted by the book’s author) “A meticulously researched and vivid reimagining of an almost forgotten civilisation” – Douglas Jackson, bestselling author of the celebrated Gaius Valerius Verrens series “Vivid, immersive…wondrous!” – SJA Turney, bestselling author of Marius’ Mules…


The Doubtful Diaries of Wicked Mistress Yale

Written by: David Ebsworth

Published by: Silverwood Books

Submitted By: Dave McCall

(This review submitted by the book’s author) East India Company nabob and philanthropist Elihu Yale may have bequeathed his name to one of America’s great universities but to poor Catherine he left nothing but the slur of branding her a…


Battle Scars

Written by: Jason Fox and Matt Allen

Published by: Bantam Press

Submitted By: Robert Douglas

This the biography of Jason Fox, perhaps best known to many of us as one of four instructors from reality/challenge TV series ‘Who Dares Wins’. In ‘Battle Scars’, he describes action-packed episodes from his time during special forces operations in…