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The best non-fiction books about the untold, or little-known lives of women throughout history

Recently, I was asked to share a list of five books that I'd recommend to other readers. Shepherd Books is a new online site that allows readers to discover new books through curated lists, compiled by authors.


Discovering a new book should be a magical experience where the search is part of the fun. That is what we are creating. We give readers fun ways to find amazing books.

During my research for my books, I've loved finding out about the lives of women who have been overlooked, so I knew instantly what topic I wanted to focus on.


It was hard to whittle my list down to just five books, but I managed it in the end. You can read more about them by clicking here, to go to my list.



There are many other great selections to browse, both fiction and non-fiction.


Karen Charlton, the author of the Detective Lavender series, recommends five of the best Georgian and Regency mystery books. She includes one of my favourites, The Devil in the Marshalsea, by Antonia Hodgson. Another list, this time by Lona Manning, suggests five of the best books about Regency England, beyond balls and bonnets.


The founder of Shepherd Books, Ben Fox, says that:


I love wandering around bookstores and letting random books capture my attention. Nothing will ever replace the “books
tore experience,” but I want to reimagine book discovery online with a lot more serendipity and delight.

The site is still in its infancy, and is well worth a look, and is a great way to browse – and discover – new authors and books.

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