7 best books like Wedlock (Wendy Moore): The Last Resort: A Memoir of Zimbabwe, Charlotte & Leopold: The True Story of The Original People's Princess, Rape of the Fair Country, The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce, A Kestrel for a Knave, Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England, Henrietta Howard: King's Mistress, Queen's Servant

The Last Resort: A Memoir of Zimbabwe
AuthorDouglas Rogers
Thrilling, heartbreaking, and, at times, absurdly funny, The Last Resort is a remarkable true story about one family in a country under siege and a testament to the love, perseverance, and resilience of the human spirit.

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Douglas Rogers is the son of white farmers...
Charlotte & Leopold: The True Story of The Original People's Princess
AuthorJames Chambers
The tragic story of the doomed romance between Charlotte, heir to the English throne, and Leopold, uncle of Queen Victoria and first King of the Belgians. A story that Jane Austen famously declined to tell, declaring: “I could no more write a romance than an epic poem.”

Charlotte was the...
AuthorAlexander Cordell
Set in the turbulent times of the Industrial Revolution in 19th century Wales, this famous novel begins the story of the Mortymer family and the ironmaking communities of Blaenavon and Nantyglo.

It is the book which launched Alexander Cordell in 1959 as a best selling author and was translated...
The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce
AuthorHallie Rubenhold
She was a spirited young heiress. He was a handsome baronet with a promising career in government. The marriage of Lady Seymour Dorothy Fleming and Sir Richard Worsley had the makings of a fairy tale—but ended as one of the most scandalous and highly publicized divorces in history.

In February...
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...
AuthorAmanda Vickery
In this brilliant new work, Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. Writing with her customary wit and verve, she introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dormer in her stately Oxfordshire mansion, bachelor...
Henrietta Howard: King's Mistress, Queen's Servant
AuthorTracy Borman
While I can't argue that Henrietta Howard is a fascinating woman, I was a bit disappointed that a book about a Kings Mistress was so entirely lacking in sex and scandal.

Basically the King would, like clockwork, spend a few hours in her room on set days. And he did this for rather a long time until...
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