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BookTrail Oscars 2021

  • Submitted: 25th April 2021

Books and film adaptations at the Oscars A few years ago, there was an Oscars ceremony for books here on The BookTrail. Due to popular demand it's back. Many of…

World Book Night of BookTrails

  • Submitted: 22nd April 2021

World Book Night celebrates and inspires reading World Book Night is here again and it's particularly special this year. I think we can all say thank you to authors and…

Books set in Wales – Gwyl Crime Cymru

  • Submitted: 20th April 2021

Today a special day for Travel and book fans as next week sees the start of ....Gŵyl CRIME CYMRU Festival - Wales’ first international crime literature festival. Gŵyl CRIME CYMRU…

Histfic set on Orkney – The Metal Heart Caroline Lea

  • Submitted: 19th April 2021

Caroline Lea's Metal Heart in Orkney Orkney, 1940. Five hundred Italian prisoners-of-war arrive to fortify the remote and windswept islands. Some islanders are welcoming, others very hostile. When one women falls…

Historical Fiction- HWA Debut Crown Awards

  • Submitted: 16th April 2021

Historical Fiction- HWA Debut Crown Awards I am so happy right now. I've very proud and honoured to have been asked to be a judge on the panel for the…

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The Missing Sister

2008, 1920, 1949: They’ll search the world to find her.

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