Rape of the Fair Country

5 best books like Rape of the Fair Country (Alexander Cordell): Hollow Kingdom, The Lost World, Wedlock, A Kestrel for a Knave, The Improbability of Love

Hollow Kingdom
AuthorKira Jane Buxton
One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author.

S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying...
The Lost World
AuthorArthur Conan Doyle
Move aside, Sherlock…Sir Arthur has conjured a protagonist who's an even more arrogant assbag than you. 

Everyone...the intrepid, the indefatigable, the insufferable Professor G.E. Challenger…

If, like me, you enjoy characters that are gruff, prideful curmudgeonly...
AuthorWendy Moore
Moore resurrects history from dry names and dates, and vividly recreates this eerily familiar era with a historian's love for detail and a storyteller's passion for a good yarn.

With the death of her fabulously wealthy coal magnate father when she was just eleven, Mary Eleanor Bowes became...
AuthorBarry Hines
Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley. Treated as a failure at school, and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk. Billy identifies with her silent strength and she inspires...
The Improbability of Love
AuthorHannah Mary Rothschild
A dazzling, witty and tenderly savage satire of London life and the art world that is also a surprising and wonderful love story.

When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered....
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