An Ice-cream War

British & Irish Literary Fiction

Author: William Boyd

Primarily a gripping story of the men and women swept up by the passions of love and battle, William Boyd’s magnificently entertaining novel also elicits the cruel futility and tragedy of it all…..Read More

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Schindler’s List

In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur,… Continue Reading Posted in: 1908 1974, Oskar, Readers Biographical Fiction, Schindler, War Stories

Staying On

Tusker and Lucy Smalley stayed on in India. Given the chance to return 'home' when Tusker, once a Colonel in the British Army, retired, they chose instead to remain in… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary British Fiction, Historical British & Irish Literature, History, Manners And Customs, Social Life And Customs

The Story of Lucy Gault

Captain Gault has decided that his family must leave Lahardane. They are after all Protestants living in the big house in rural Cork, and the country is in turmoil. It… Continue Reading Posted in: Bildungsroman, Bildungsromans, Historical Irish Fiction, Literary Sagas, Protestants

The Old Devils

Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis’s The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have… Continue Reading Posted in: Classic British & Irish Fiction, Classic Coming of Age Fiction, English Fiction, Fictional Works

Smiley’s People

John le Carre's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge and have earned him -- and his hero, British… Continue Reading Posted in: 1945, Espionage Thrillers, Suspense Fiction, Suspense Thrillers, Video

A Handful of Dust

Taking its title from T.S. Eliot's modernist poem The Waste Land, Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust is a chronicle of Britain's decadence and social disintegration between the First and… Continue Reading Posted in: Bibliography, Classic Literary Fiction, English Fiction, Literary Satire Fiction, Satire


Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think.When the novel opens in the 1970s, he is a university student, having survived a 'traditional' school. A man devoid of… Continue Reading Posted in: Audiobooks, Contemporary Literature & Fiction, England, Fiction


What happens to your life when everything you thought you knew about your mother turns out to be an elaborate lie? Ruth Gilmartin discovers the strange and haunting truth about… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction, Fictional Works, Historical Mystery, Historical Thrillers, Thriller & Suspense Fiction, Women Spies

Brazzaville Beach

On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater examines the complex circumstances that brought her there. Sifting the details for evidence of her own innocence or guilt, she… Continue Reading Posted in: 1952 Fiction In English. Texts, African Fiction (English), Boyd, Contemporary British Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, Fiction In English 1945 Texts, William

Any Human Heart

Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, but Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century - contains more than its fair share of… Continue Reading Posted in: Biographers, Biographical Historical Fiction, Historical German Fiction, Social History, Spy Stories

Waiting for Sunrise

Vienna. 1913. It is a fine day in August when Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city to his first appointment with the eminent psychiatrist, Dr. Bensimon.… Continue Reading Posted in: British & Irish Literary Fiction, Fiction, History, Read & Listen for $14.99 or Less, Spies

A Good Man in Africa

In the small African republic of Kinjanja, British diplomat Morgan Leafy bumbles heavily through his job. His love of women, his fondness for drink, and his loathing for the country… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction In English, Historical African Fiction, Political Fiction, Social Aspects

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