Historical Fiction

  • Cornwell, Bernard / Fallen Angels

       A highly entertaining, wonderfully colourful story, now revealed to be written by one of our favourite historical novelists.The gilded family had been the envy and the pride of England for centuries. Never had the Lazenders seemed more...

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  • du Maurier, Daphne / Frenchman's Creek

        A novel set in Cornwall at the time of Charles II, which tells the story of the relationship between a beautiful and capricious lady and a dangerous but attractive French pirate.     All of our books are second hand, and...

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  • Keneally, Thomas / Confederates

     With a new introduction by Thomas Keneally.'The best novel of the Civil War since The Red Badge of Courage'NewsweekAs the Civil War tears America apart, General Stonewall Jackson leads a troop of Confederate soldiers on a long trek towards the...

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  • Williams, Beatriz / Along the Infinite Sea

     Decadent and evocative storytelling at its very best., by NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, Beatriz Williams1966, FloridaPepper Schuyler is the kind of woman society loves and loves to talk about - a dazzling being who men watch across crowded, smoky...

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  • McGuire, Ian / The North Water

     LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN NOTABLE BOOK 2016SHORTLISTED FOR THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE 2017-- Winner of the RSL Encore Award 2017 --A ship sets sail with a killer on board . . .1859. A man joins a whaling ship...

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  • Montefiore, Santa / The Hiding Places

     The perfect book group read for fans of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore.A secret buried so deep, only a liar could uncover it'..towards the end, comes a twist in the plot so bold it will leave you blinking...A thoroughly satisfying...

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  • Kent, Alexander / Sword Of Honour

        In March of 1814, Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho returns to England. The bitter and inconclusive war with the United States has not yet ended, but news of Napoleon's defeat and abdication has stunned a navy and a nation bled by years of...

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  • Brookner, Anita / A Family Romance

        A novel centring on the relationship between the classic Brookner heroine (only child, soon bereft of parents, alone in depressing flat) who becomes a feminist academic, and her pleasure-loving French aunt who's into men and bridge...

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  • Tremayne, Peter / The Chalice of Blood

       Sister Fidelma returns in the twenty-first 7th-century Irish mystery, THE CHALICE OF BLOOD by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of THE DOVE OF DEATH and THE COUNCIL OF THE CURSED. If you love Ellis Peters you will be gripped by this novel...

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  • Jefferies, Dinah / The Missing Sister

       A stolen sister. A daughter determined to uncover the truth.'I was gripped, moved and utterly in thrall to this deeply emotional and compelling tale' Kate FurnivallBelle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life far from home: a...

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  • Ellis, Kate / A Perfect Death

       When a woman is burned to death in Grandal Field in Devon, it seems like a case of mistaken identity. Until DI Wesley Peterson learns of a legend involving a French woman who burned to death there in the thirteenth century. And when he...

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  • Rutherfurd, Edward / Russka

        In this vast and gorgeous tapestry of a novel, serf and master, Cossack and tsar, priest and Jew are brought together in a family saga which unrolls through centuries of history to reveal that most impenetrable and mysterious of lands -...

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  • Davis, Lindsey / The Silver Pigs

        Discover one of the world's favourite detectives, as his first case leads him into conspiracy, murder and adventure ...In 1989 THE SILVER PIGS introduced the world to laid-back first-century detective Marcus Didius Falco, his partner...

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  • Auel, Jean M. / The Land of Painted Caves

       THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES concludes the story of Ayla, her mate Jondalar, and their little daughter, Jonayla, taking readers on a journey of discovery and adventure as Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and...

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  • Scott, Lawrence / Night Calypso

        1938 is a tumultuous year in the small Trinidadian island of El Caracol. In the sultry heat of the summer a young orphan, Theo, is sent to live with the island's doctor, Vincent Metivier. The doctor knows little of Theo's past only that...

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  • Gale, Iain / Four Days in June

       A remarkable debut novel, `Four Days in June' is an imaginative but accurate reconstruction of five men - all real figures - five points of view, and four days of one of the world's most famous battles.Four days in June, 1815. Five men,...

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  • Graves, Robert / I, Claudius

       Bringing to life the subterfuge and double-dealing of Roman nobility, Robert Graves's I, Claudius brings the ancient world to life with startling clarity and meticulous realism. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is a includes an...

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  • Paullina, Simons / The Bronze Horseman

       A magnificent epic of love, war and Russia from the international bestselling author of TULLY and ROAD TO PARADISE Leningrad 1941: the white nights of summer illuminate a city of fallen grandeur whose palaces and avenues speak of a...

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  • Chadwick, Elizabeth / The Winter Crown

       'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home'A sumptuous ride' Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph**********************Eleanor of AquitaineA loving mother. A...

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  • Archer, Juliet / Persuade Me

        The second in Juliet Archer's Darcy & Friends series. When do you let your heart rule your head? As far as men are concerned, Anna Elliot is stuck in the past. No one can compare to Rick Wentworth, the man she was persuaded to give...

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  • Graham, Winston / Bella Poldark

       Bella Poldark is the twelfth and final novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner.Cornwall 1818. We continue the tale of Ross and Demelza; of the wayward Valentine...

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  • Dean, Rebecca / Palace Circle

       `Palace Circle is a gem, filled with dashing lords, gutsy ladies, family secrets and royal intrigue.' Barbara DelinskyAmerican Heiress Delia Chandler leaves Virginia to marry Viscount Ivor Conisborough, completely unprepared for her new...

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  • Jenkins, Rebecca / Death of a Radical

        1812. Bored with the mundane commitments of his new role as the Duke of Penrith's agent in the town of Woolbridge in Durham, returning soldier Raif Jarrett is having second thoughts about civilian life. As the Easter fairs come to town,...

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  • Stevenson, Jane / The Pretender

        The sequel to Astraea, The Pretender is the second part of Jane Stevenson's trilogy. Balthasar van Overmeer is the son of the secret marriage between Eliabeth of Bohemia, daughter of James I, and an exiled African prince. We see him...

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  • Francis, June / MAIDEN in the Tudor Court

       HIS RUNAWAY MAIDENEscaping her cruel stepmother, Rosamund Appleby heads in disguise for London...until she is halted by Baron Alex Nilsson!He seeks to protect her as they journey together. But when Alex, who trusts no woman, finds himself...

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  • Rutherfurd, Edward / New York

       Edward Rutherfurd tells the story of this great city as no other author could - from the epic, empty grandeur of the New World to the skyscrapers of the City that Never Sleeps, from the intimate detail of lives long forgotten to those lived...

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  • Quindlen, Anna / Miller's Valley

     `Miller's Valley reads like a companion to Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge' Elisabeth Egan, author of A Window OpensMimi Miller's family have lived in Miller's Valley for generations and at times it feels like nothing ever changes - until now...

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  • Harvey, Clare / The Gunner Girl

     Perfect reading for fans of Katie Flynn, Margaret Dickinson and Ellie Dean! Meet the Gunner Girls - three women with one shared ambition: to join the ATS and do their bit for King and country.Bea has grown up part of a large, boisterous Kent family...

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  • Marston, Edward / The Fair Maid of Bohemia

     Murder turns the journey of a lifetime into a deadly nightmareThe plague has struck London once again but so has opportunity for theatre company Lord Westfield's Men. Invited to perform at the wedding celebrations of Sophia Magdalena, the fair maid...

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  • Soli, Tatjana / The Lotus Eaters

     A tremendously evocative debut, a love story set in the hallucinatory atmosphere of war, described in translucent, fever-dream prose.'Janice Y. K. Lee, author of the bestselling `The Piano Teacher'Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for...

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  • Boyden, Joseph / Three Day Road

       The stories of an American Indian sniper caught up in the Great War and of his aunt, one of the last Cree Indians to live off the land, are intertwined in a mesmerising journey as they travel home over three daysThis beautiful, haunting...

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  • Motion, Andrew / The Invention of Dr Cake

     What is the truth about the mysterious Dr Cake? Why, at his funeral, is there no name on the brass plate so ostentatiously screwed into his coffin-lid? Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate, has written a tantalising novel about poets and their afterlife...

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  • Cushman, Karen / The Midwife's Apprentice

     This is the default conversion keynote text and should be changed.     All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the exact copy shown in the picture, all of our books are in very good condition. Removing stickers from...

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  • Fergusson, Ben / The Spring of Kasper Meier

     Fergusson has already won two awards for this gripping and atmospheric debut, a thriller set amid the rubble of a defeated Berlin in 1945...Original and highly accomplished' Sunday TimesShortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year...

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  • Wishart, David / Germanicus

     Marcus Corvinus feels his heart sink when he is summoned by the Empress Livia. Age has not sweetened her and she's about as trustworthy as a snake with a migraine. But Livia has a way of asking a favour that is impossible to refuse - which is how...

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  • Hall, Sarah / Haweswater

     It is 1936 in a remote dale in the old, northern county of Westmorland. For centuries the rural community has remained the same, the Lightburn family have been immersed in the harsh hill-farming tradition. Then a man from the city of Manchester...

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  • Colvin, Clare / The Mirror Makers

       Louis XIV, at the height of his powers and grandiose ambitions, dreams of constructing a great Hall of Mirrors in the palace of Versailles. But the only craftsmen who know the secret are in Murano, prisoners of the Venetian Republic. The...

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  • Jamison, Kerry / The Golden Door

     1930, New York. In the unbearable heat of summer, Irish immigrant Will Carthy works as a riveter on the tallest skyscraper in the world, spending his days above the clouds and his nights fighting loneliness. When his half-sister, Isobel, sails out...

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  • O'Neill, Gilda / Just Around The Corner

        All big-hearted Katie Mehan ever wanted was health and happiness for her family and the love of her husband, Pat. But as work at the docks gets scarcer and the political unrest of the 1930s begins to impinge on them, she wonders if even...

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  • Thompson, E.V. / The Stricken Land

        is 1899. A new generation has inherited the Rhodesian birthright that Dan Retallick won from the legendary king of Matabeleland. Once again, the dark clouds of conflict loom on the horizon as the blood-streaked bayonets of the Boer...

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