Historical Fiction

  • Jenoff, Pam / The Last Embrace

     NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING TITLE THE ORPHAN'S TALE OUT NOW!Forbidden love in the time of war, this is essential reading for fans of emotional historical romance, perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Maureen Lee.August 1940 and 16-year-old refugee...

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  • Oksanen, Sofi / Purge

     Deep in an Estonian forest, two women, one young, one old, are hiding. Zara is a prostitute and a murderer, on the run from brutal captors - men who know how to punish a woman. Aliide offers refuge but not safety: she has her own criminal...

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  • Rees, Celia / Sovay

     Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution and its impact on British politics, this action-driven novel shows once again that Celia Rees is one of our very best writers for teenage readers. Wild and beautiful, spoilt and wilful, Sovay finds...

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  • Bolger, Dermot / The Woman's Daughter

     Paperback re-issue of classic Bolger novel 'One of the essential Irish novels, certainly of the decade, and possibly of many another.' Sunday Tribune Set in the grimy, backstreets and suburbs of Dublin. Bolger has often used a woman's voice to tell...

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  • Gaynor, Hazel / A Memory of Violets

     The author of the USA Today and New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who Came Home has once again created an unforgettable historical novel. Step into the world of Victorian London, where the wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the...

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  • Weaver, Ashley / Death Wears a Mask

     Amory Ames is looking forward to a tranquil period of reconnecting with reformed playboy husband Milo after an unexpected reconciliation following the murderous events at the Brightwell Hotel. Amory hopes a quiet stay at their London flat will help...

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  • Cameron, Christian / Killer of Men

     In the epic clash of Greece and Persia, a hero is forged - a monumental novel from the author of the Tyrant series.Arimnestos is a farm boy when war breaks out between the citizens of his native Plataea and their overbearing neighbours, Thebes...

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  • Tennant, Emma / An Unequal Marriage

     This is Emma Tennant's inventive continuation of Pride and Prejudice. As in her earlier novel Pemberley, Emma has written an original work of stylish irony, wit and insight into early 19th century life and manners.      All of our...

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  • Conlon McKenna, Marita / Rebel Sisters

     THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER, SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 IRISH BOOK AWARDSWith the threat of the First World War looming, tension simmers under the surface of Ireland. Bright, beautiful and intelligent, the Gifford sisters Grace, Muriel and Nellie...

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  • Cornwell, Bernard / Fools and Mortals

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  • Dunmore, Helen / The Lie

     Nominated for the Folio Prize and shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historial Fiction, and the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize.Set during and just after the First World War, The Lie is an enthralling, heart-wrenching novel of...

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  • Harrison, Kathryn / Enchantments

     From the author of The Kiss, a magical, riveting story of doomed love, set at the fall of Russia's last Tsar.New Year's Day, St Petersburg, 1917. Divers pull the body of Rasputin, the Mad Monk, from the icy waters of the Neva River. Within hours,...

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  • Scarrow, Simon / Fire and Sword

     FIRE AND SWORD is the unputdownable third novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Wellington and Napoleon Quartet. A must read for fans of Robert Harris.1804. Napoleon Bonaparte is Emperor of France, his ultimate aim: to rule Europe. After defeat at...

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  • De Jong, Eleanor / Delilah

     Maligned as the courtesan who revealed the mighty Samson's secret for money, Delilah has become synonymous with treachery. But behind the myth is a tale far more tragic...From the moment they met, there was a fire in their relationship, with Samson...

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  • Reeman, Douglas / For Valour

     Commander Graham Martineau was awarded the Victoria Cross for pressing home an attack against impossible odds. Few survived, and crimson ribbon remains a haunting symbol of the sacrifice of ship and men. Now, as captain of the crack Tribal...

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  • Elton, Ben / Two Brothers

     Berlin 1920 Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of...

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  • Cornwell, Bernard / Sharpe's Revenge

     Richard Sharpe and the Peace of 1814. It is 1814. There are rumours that Napoleon is dead, or has run away, but Sharpe has one last, battle to fight before he can lay down his sword - it is the battle for Toulouse. Little does he know it will...

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  • Berent, Mark / Phantom Leader

     Vietnam, January 1968, the Tet Offensive is about to burst. While politics and inter-service rivalries add to the confusion at the front lines, the Viet Cong attack in force all over Vietnam, catching Berent's men in the very heart of the conflict...

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  • L'Amour, Louis / Radigan

       He was educated by life and bound to the land he loved. Then beautiful Angelina Foley came up from Texas with three thousand head of cattle, an outfit of hardcase gunfighters, and an old Spanish grant to Radigan's land. Radigan reasoned with...

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  • L'Amour, Louis / The Iron Marshal

     He was a tough enforcer for a New York gang. But when young Tom Shanaghy made one too many enemies, he skipped town on a fast-moving freight. He landed in a small Kansas town that had big dreams, no name, and the need for an honest lawman. Tom...

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  • Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia / The Abyss

     1833: the industrial age is sweeping through England and the Stephensons are planning the greatest engineering scheme ever undertaken- a railway line from Liverpool to London. At Morland Place, Nicholas had hoped that his brother Benedict, had...

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  • Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia / The Restless Sea

     England in 1912 still bears itself with Edwardian confidence, but strikes, protests and public violence reveal the fault lines as society evolves under the spur of new ideas and technology. Among the many branches of the Morland family, Jessie and...

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  • Llywelyn, Morgan / O'Sullivan's March

     Marching over the roughest terrain in winter weather, without rest and with little food, the legendary Irish hero O'Sullivan Beare is forced to fight running battles almost every day, living by his wits to evade Elizabeth I's armies. By the author...

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  • Gross, Andrew / The Spy

     The Spy is a thrilling historical espionage story by the internationally bestselling author Andrew Gross.'Overwhelming, immersive, suspenseful' - Lee ChildFEARIt is 1943, and the Nazis' stranglehold over Europe is starting to loosen. In a corner of...

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  • Harvey, Clare / The Night Raid

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  • Alexander, V. S. / Her Hidden Life

     A forbidden love. A deadly secret.`An absorbing, well-researched story that brings to life an extraordinary period in history' GILL PAUL, bestselling author of The Secret WifeIt's 1943 and Hitler's Germany is a terrifying place to be.But Magda...

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  • Brody, Frances / Dying In The Wool

     Take one quiet Yorkshire Village, add a measure of mystery, a sprinkling of scandal and Kate Shackleton - amateur sleuth extraordinaire! Bridgestead is a quiet village: a babbling brook, rolling hills and a working mill at its heart. Pretty...

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  • Michael, Ib / Prince

     It is the summer of 1912 in a fishing village on the Danish coast, where visitors while away the long, light-filled days. For twelve-year-old Malte, it is a summer of freedom and discovery. He roams the beaches and observes the complicated lives of...

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  • Golding, William / Close Quarters

     Following Rites of Passage, this is second of Golding's Sea Trilogy. Half-way to Australia in a wilderness of heat, stillness and sea mists, a ball is held on a becalmed ship. In this surreal atmosphere the passengers dance and flirt, while beneath...

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  • Owen, Lauren / The Quick

     You are about to discover the secrets of The Quick -But first, reader, you must travel to Victorian England, and there, in the wilds of Yorkshire, meet a brother and sister alone in the world, a pair bound by tragedy. You will, in time, enter the...

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  • Severin, Tim / King's Man

     King's Man by Tim Severin is the thrilling third volume in the captivating Viking trilogy - an epic adventure in a world full of Norse mythology and bloodthirsty battles.Constantinople, 1035: Thorgils has become a member of the Varangian lifeguard...

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  • Shipway, George / Imperial Governor

     Londinium's burning...This does for the Roman governor, Suetonius Paulinus, what I, CLAUDIUS did for the stuttering Emperor whose armies invaded Britain in AD43: an obscure historic figure is suddenly centre-stage. And he has a terrific story to...

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  • Furst, Alan / Red Gold

     In this sequel to the acclaimed The World at Night, reluctant spy Jean Casson returns in another haunting and atmospheric thriller set in the shadows of occupied Paris. In The World at Night, Alan Furst introduced film producer Jean Casson, who is...

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  • Willocks, Tim / The Religion

     Malta, in May 1565 - From the shores of the Golden Horn, Suleiman the Magnificent, Emperor of the Ottomans, has sent the greatest armada since antiquity to wipe out Islam's most implacable foe, the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, in their...

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  • Trenow, Liz / The Forgotten Seamstress

     "An intriguing patchwork of past and present, upstairs and downstairs, hope and despair." --Daisy Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of The American HeiressShe Kept Her Secret for a Lifetime...A shy girl with no family, Maria knows she's...

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  • Brown, Benita / Memories of You

     Benita Brown's brilliant new novel of heartache, siblings and falling in love, set in the lead up to the Second World War and events that threaten even the strongest of family bonds. Following the death of their parents, the Mitchell siblings...

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  • Smiley, Jane / The Greenlanders

     An epic novel set in the 14th-century Norse world. At the tip of the polar icecap, feeling themselves abandoned by Europe, the people are haunted by a rising apprehension - the winters seem more cruel and there are outbreaks of lawlessness and...

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  • Alexander, Victoria / Believe

     White knights, myths, and magic abound in Believe, a delightful classic from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander. Tessa St. James thinks that true love is nothing more than a fairy tale . . . until she meets her knight in...

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  • Hern, Candice / Her Scandalous Affair

     After this decree from his grandmother, Richard, Viscount Mallory, goes insearch of the long-lost family heirloom. Imagine his surprise when he spots the exquisite heart-shaped ruby brooch on the bosom of the equally exquisite Lady Isabel Weymouth!...

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  • Brellend, Kay / The Windmill Girls

     A compelling wartime drama from the author of The Street, perfect for fans of Pam Weaver and Kitty Neale. The Windmill Theatre was one of the most famous clubs of the 20th century. Its heyday was during WWII when it famously `never closed' and...

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  • Bullough, Tom / Konstantin

     Tom Bullough's Konstantin is a mesmerising novel about how the imagination can inspire the individual to greatness.1867, Ryazan, a Russian city in winter. Ten-year-old Konstantin, deafened by scarlet fever, dreams of flight - escaping to Moscow,...

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  • Urquhart, Jane / A Map of Glass

     Jerome is a young earth-artist spending a few months on an island in Lake Ontario. But, his idyll is shattered when he discovers a man frozen in the ice near the shore. One year later, Sylvia, the dead man's lover, appears at his studio driven by...

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  • Callihan, Kristen / Firelight

     London, 1881Once the flames are ignited . . . Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but...

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  • Wishart, David / White Murder

     Donated to the Library of Congress in the mid-1960s, Groucho Marx's correspondence was first crafted into this celebration of wit and wisdom in 1967. Reissued today with his original letters and humor intact, The Groucho Letters exposes one of the...

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  • Beaton, M. C. / Plain Jane

     The second book in M.C. Beaton's charming A House for the Season series. It's up to the servants of No. 67 Clarges Street to hatch a scheme... and arrange a match!'Oh, to be as beautiful as Euphemia!' sighs plain Jane Hart when she joins her...

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  • Perry, Anne / The Silent Cry

     Deep in London's dangerous slums, Victorians transact their most secret and shameful business. For a price, a man can procure whatever he wants. But for one such man, the price he pays is his life. In sunless Water Lane, respected solicitor...

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