When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father gave him and his brother fifty francs and instructions to flee Nazi-occupied Paris and, somehow, get to the south where France was free. Previously out of print, this book is a captivating and memorable... More details on A Bag of Marbles
Eric Williams wrote this book as a novel, re-naming the main characters: he is Peter Howard; Michael Codner is John Clinton; and Oliver Philpot is Philip Rowe.
Philpot also wrote about this escape in his own book, *The Stolen Journey*.
> Eric Will... More details on The Wooden Horse
In the bunk below, Peter did not open his eyes. A few scraps of wood shavings fell from the mattress above and settled on his face. He brushed them away and pulled the thin grey blanket tightly around...
Had Keegan Digore known that Arciol-a world filled with magic and adventure-existed in parallel to her own, she would have given anything to go there. Instead, she suddenly wakes up a prisoner of the world's tyrannical king with the weight of the wor... More details on Nanagin
1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, ... More details on The Bridge Over the River Kwai
The insuperable gap between East and West that exists in some eyes is perhaps nothing more than an optical illusion. Perhaps it is only the conventional way of expressing a popular opinion based on in...
The inspiration behind hit family drama The Durrells.
My Family and Other Animals is Gerald Durrell's hilarious account of five years in his childhood spent living with his family on the island of Corfu. With snakes, scorpions, toads, owls and geckos... More details on My Family and Other Animals
WE threaded our way out of the noise and confusion of the Customs shed into the brilliant sunshine on the quay. Around us the town rose steeply, tiers of multi-coloured houses piled haphazardly, green...
In the Spring of 1944, Ned Handy's B-24 bomber was shot down on a mission into Germany. Handy and his fellow survivors were sent to Stalag 17, a crowded, disease-ridden POW camp that held thousands of Allied soldiers and operated by its own cruel rul... More details on The Flame Keepers
"The greatest World War II story never told" (Esquire)-an enthralling account of the heroic mission to rescue the last survivors of the Bataan Death March.
On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippi... More details on Ghost Soldiers
Dr. Ralph Emerson Hibbs lay delirious in a ditch at the tattered edge of the jungle, his teeth clicking with chills. The malarial attack came over him suddenly, as they always did, the strength droppi...
A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.
"Cleverly crafted...The Vine Witch is a grown-up fairy tale with a twisty-turn-y story line of magic, love, and betrayal that holds your attention...Pure escapism." -Forbes
A young witch emerges from a ... More details on The Vine Witch
Her eyes rested above the waterline as a moth struggled inside her mouth. She blinked to force the wings past her tongue, and a curious revulsion followed. The strangeness of it filtered through her t...
Based on an actual historical event but told through fictional diaries, this is the story of May Dodd-a remarkable woman who, in 1875, travels through the American West to marry the chief of the Cheyenne Nation.
One Thousand White Women begins with M... More details on One Thousand White Women
Joey is a warhorse, but he wasn't always. Once, he was a farm horse and a gentle boy named Albert was his master. Then World War I came storming through and everything changed. Albert's father sells Joey to the army where the beautiful, red-bay horse... More details on War Horse
MY EARLIEST MEMORIES are a confusion of hilly fields and dark, damp stables, and rats that scampered along the beams above my head. But I remember well enough the day of the horse sale. The terror of ...