Historical Fiction

  • Unsworth, Barry / Morality Play (Hardback)

    Unsworth, Barry / Morality Play (Hardback)

     A novel about a group of travelling players touring England in 1390 in the years following the Black Death. Tired of presenting the usual mystery plays they decide to re-enact a murder that has recently taken place in the town they are visiting...

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  • Gregory, Susanna / An Order For Death

    Gregory, Susanna / An Order For Death

     Believers in the theory of nominalism have set some Cambridge colleges at the throats of those who believe them to be heretics and Michael, the Senior Proctor, has his work cut out to keep the peace. When a nominalist is murdered during a riot...

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  • Jecks, Michael / A Moorland Hanging

    Jecks, Michael / A Moorland Hanging

     In fourteenth-century Devon, runaway villeins were brutally punished if apprehended by their masters. But when Peter Bruther flees the home of Sir William Beauscyr, he puts himself in the protection of the king by setting up as a tin miner on the...

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  • Bentley, Pauline / Rebel Harvest

    Bentley, Pauline / Rebel Harvest

          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 a book may damage it, so we refrain from doing so. If you see a...

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  • Quinn, Julia / The Duke And I

    Quinn, Julia / The Duke And I

     'The most refreshing and radiant love story you'll read this year.' - Lisa KleypasCan there be any greater challenge to London's Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?-Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1813After enduring two seasons in...

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  • Thompson, E.V. / Polrudden

    Thompson, E.V. / Polrudden

     This family saga is set in Cornwall in the 1800s. Nathan has married Amy and together they rescue a drowning French boy. Events conspire to involve them in a Royalist plot and a trial of intrigue leads them to Paris. The book is in the second in...

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  • Boyd, William / The New Confessions

    Boyd, William / The New Confessions

     The New Confessions is the outrageous, extraordinary, hilarious and heartbreaking autobiography of John James Todd, a Scotsman born in 1899 and one of the great self-appointed (and failed) geniuses of the twentieth century. `An often...

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  • Bentley, Joyce / Sing Me a New Song

    Bentley, Joyce / Sing Me a New Song

     Tess and Finn, the characters from "Proud Riley's Daughter", have finally settled amidst the smokey mills of Manchester. The world of the music halls brings Tess fame, but problems follow, and the couple's security is threatened by the impending...

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  • Drabble, Margaret / A Natural Curiosity

    Drabble, Margaret / A Natural Curiosity

     Liz, Alix and Esther are old friends whose lives continue to cross and uncross. As the years pass, they are more than ever disposed to question, to re-evaluate, to examine their motives and directions in the brutally prosperous, atrocity-hungry...

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  • L'Amour, Louis / Under Sweetwater Rim

    L'Amour, Louis / Under Sweetwater Rim

     Deep in Indian country, Major Mark Devereaux and his men find a grisly scene: a wagon train savagely attacked, with no survivors. One of the wagons originally with the group is missing; in it is a fortune in gold and Devereaux's daughter, Mary. The...

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  • Hudson, Janice Reams / Apache Legacy

    Hudson, Janice Reams / Apache Legacy

     Determined to free her half-Apache half-brother Pace, imprisoned with Geronimo and sent to Florida in chains, Jessica Colton is pursued by Captain Blake Renard who, despite himself, is drawn to his lovely opponent.     All of our books...

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  • Tremayne, Peter / The Subtle Serpent

    Tremayne, Peter / The Subtle Serpent

     Sister Fidelma is thrown into a sinister mystery full of intrigue, danger and violence in Peter Tremayne's fourth Celtic mystery.PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'Definitely an Ellis Peters competitor' Evening Standard, 'This is masterly...

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  • Tremayne, Peter / Absolution by Murder

    Tremayne, Peter / Absolution by Murder

     ABSOLUTION BY MURDER is the brilliant and evocative first novel in Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma series, bringing 7th-century Ireland vividly to life.PRAISE FOR ABSOLUTION BY MURDER: 'In the simultaneously sharp-tongued and full womanly figure of...

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  • Ellis, Kate / The Skeleton Room

    Ellis, Kate / The Skeleton Room

     When workmen converting former girls' boarding school, Chadleigh Hall, into a luxury hotel discover a skeleton in a sealed room, DI Wesley Peterson and his boss, Gerry Heffernan are called in to investigate. But within minutes they have a second...

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  • Holt, Victoria / The Road to Paradise Island

    Holt, Victoria / The Road to Paradise Island

     Annalice Mallory is consumed with curiousity when she discovers the neglected grave of an ancestress with a name similar to her own. But it is her brother Philip who acts on the discovery of the long-dead Ann Alice's map and journals, and who sails...

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  • Brown, Sandra / Thursday's Child

    Brown, Sandra / Thursday's Child

     With forty-four New York Times bestselling novels to her credit, Sandra Brown is one of romance's best-loved authors. She has been hailed by Rendezvous magazine as an author whose "larger than life heroes and heroines make you believe all the warm,...

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  • McCoy, Sarah / The Baker's Daughter

    McCoy, Sarah / The Baker's Daughter

     In 1945, Elsie Schmidt is a naive teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she is for her first kiss. She and her family have been protected from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her country by a high-ranking Nazi who...

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  • Gissing, George / Born in Exile

    Gissing, George / Born in Exile

     Godwin Peak, despite his education, feels alienated by his lower-class background and attempts to find some way to fit in Victorian society      All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the exact copy shown in...

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  • Young, Robyn / Kingdom

    Young, Robyn / Kingdom

     First published on the 700th anniversary of the pivotal event in Scottish history, the epic story of Robert Bruce comes to a climax at the Battle of Bannockburn. Robert has achieved his great ambition to be crowned King of Scotland, but in...

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  • Pemberton, Margaret / Magnolia Square

    Pemberton, Margaret / Magnolia Square

     1945: The war was over, and the families who lived in Magnolia Square could look forward to their men coming home and their lives returning to normal.But for some, the end of the war brought serious problems. Kate Voigt was at last able to marry...

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  • Tremayne, Peter / Act of Mercy

    Tremayne, Peter / Act of Mercy

     Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the eighth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of THE MONK WHO VANISHED, VALLEY OF THE SHADOW and many more.PRAISE FOR ACT OF MERCY: 'Wonderfully evocative' The Times When Sister...

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  • Tremayne, Peter / A Prayer for the Damned

    Tremayne, Peter / A Prayer for the Damned

     Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the seventeenth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of MASTER OF SOULS, WHISPERS OF THE DEAD and many more.PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'Rich helpings of evil and tension with...

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  • Tremayne, Peter / Master Of Souls

    Tremayne, Peter / Master Of Souls

     Sister Fidelma must find the link that connects the mysterious crimes in MASTER OF SOULS, Peter Tremayne's brilliant sixteenth novel in the ever-popular Sister Fidelma mystery series.PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'A compulsive readable...

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  • Tremayne, Peter / Dancing with Demons

    Tremayne, Peter / Dancing with Demons

     Sister Fidelma must investigate the murder of the High King himself and by doing so risk civil war, in Peter Tremayne's brilliant eighteenth novel in the ever-popular series.PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'Tremayne's super-sleuth is a...

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  • McCullough, Colleen / First Man In Rome

    McCullough, Colleen / First Man In Rome

     In Rome, 110BC, upstart military genius Gaius Marius marries the daughter of aristocrat Gaius Julius. Three years later her wayward sister marries the attractive, ambitious but unsuitable Lucius Cornelius Sulla. This book unfolds a tale of intrigue...

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  • McCarty, Monica / Highlander Unmasked

    McCarty, Monica / Highlander Unmasked

     Alex MacLeod's virile physique, fearsome reputation, and renowned fighting skills have helped him master to perfection the role of a hardened mercenary. On a secret mission to protect his clan, he must keep his true purpose well hidden. But his...

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  • Cornwell, Bernard / The Bloody Ground

    Cornwell, Bernard / The Bloody Ground

          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 a book may damage it, so we refrain from doing so. If you see a...

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  • Kane, Ben / Spartacus: Rebellion

    Kane, Ben / Spartacus: Rebellion

     The mighty slave army, led by Spartacus, has crushed all before it, scattering the legions of Rome. Now invincible, he marches towards the Alps and freedom. But storm clouds are growing on the horizon. Crassus, the richest man in Rome, has...

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  • Graeme-Evans, Posie / The Exiled

    Graeme-Evans, Posie / The Exiled

     Anne de Bohun has a dark secret. A secret that threatens her life, and the future of the kingdom of England itself. Raised as a peasant girl, Anne's gift for healing saw her thrust into the dangerous heart of court affairs, and under the spell of...

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  • Saylor, Steven / Honour the Dead

    Saylor, Steven / Honour the Dead

     The year is 1885. A brutal killer is terrorizing the streets of Austin, Texas, and panic engulfs the city as one black servant after another is slain. The spectre of bigotry emerges when lawmen indict a black man but as the bodies continue to mount...

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  • Whitfield, Russell / Roma Victrix

    Whitfield, Russell / Roma Victrix

     The second adventure in the visceral female gladiatortrilogy that began with" Gladiatrix," featuringan unforgettable heroineFour years have passed since Lysandra's epic but inconclusive battle with her hated rival Sorena in the arena of...

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  • Quinn, Julia / A Night Like This

    Quinn, Julia / A Night Like This

     Anne Wynter's job as governess to three highborn young ladies can be a challenge - in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead...

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  • Doctorow, E.L. / The Waterworks

    Doctorow, E.L. / The Waterworks

     Set in post-Civil War New York, where the Tweed Ring operates the city for its own profit, and a self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect glitters in its setting of mass misery. One day in 1871, a man sees a figure he recognizes as his...

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  • Wilding, Valerie / Playing With My Heart

    Wilding, Valerie / Playing With My Heart

     Playing With My Heart is a gripping romance set in Shakespearean England. Patience is the stepdaughter of a carpenter at The Globe theatre. Her stepfather's apprentice, Kit, is besotted with her, but Patience only has eyes for Jeremy de la Motte, a...

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  • Brooks, Geraldine / Year of Wonders

    Brooks, Geraldine / Year of Wonders

     From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of `March' and `People of the Book'.A young woman's struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire village.In 1666, plague swept...

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  • Tobin, Sophia / The Silversmith's Wife

    Tobin, Sophia / The Silversmith's Wife

     The year is 1792 and it's winter in Berkeley Square. As the city sleeps, the night-watchman keeps a cautious eye over the streets and another eye in the back doors of the great and the good. Then one fateful night he comes across the body of Pierre...

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  • Casey, Philip / The Fisher Child

    Casey, Philip / The Fisher Child

     Dan and Kate first met as children. Now they are married, in love, parents to a boy and girl, and expecting another child. But when Meg is born, trust is replaced by suspicion and anger, and Dan retreats to Ireland, seeking to understand what has...

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  • Furst, Alan / The World at Night

    Furst, Alan / The World at Night

     Paris 1940. The civilised, upper-class life of film producer Jean Casson ends with the German occupation of the city. Out of money and almost out of luck, Casson attempts to work with a German film company but finds himself drawn into the dark...

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  • See, Lisa / Dreams of Joy

    See, Lisa / Dreams of Joy

     Nineteen-year-old Joy Louie has run away from her home in 1950s America to start a new life in China. Idealistic and unafraid, she believes that Chairman Mao is on the side of the people, despite what her family keeps telling her. How can she trust...

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  • Ghosh, Amitav / Sea of Poppies

    Ghosh, Amitav / Sea of Poppies

     At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of...

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  • Barry, Sebastian / On Canaan's Side

    Barry, Sebastian / On Canaan's Side

     'As they used to say in Ireland, the devil only comes into good things.' Narrated by Lilly Bere, On Canaan's Side opens as she mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the...

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  • Tomlinson, Theresa / AGAINST THE TIDE

    Tomlinson, Theresa / AGAINST THE TIDE

     Theresa Tomlinson has established herself as a talented writer of historical fiction, particularly when pinpointing her home territory on the NE coast of England. Here in one volume are three of her most gripping novels in which she describes the...

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  • Paul, Gill / No Place For A Lady

    Paul, Gill / No Place For A Lady

     Praise for Gill Paul:`A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story... A triumph.' DINAH JEFFERIES `Gripping, romantic and evocative of its time.' LULU TAYLOR A sweeping wartime drama that will take your breath away. The year is...

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  • Lane, Lizzie / Home for Christmas

    Lane, Lizzie / Home for Christmas

     Will her soldier sweetheart make it home for Christmas? Lydia is in training to be a nurse when she first meets Robert and, despite the differences in their class and background, they fall head over heels for one another. Robert is the...

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  • Lovric, Michelle / The Remedy

    Lovric, Michelle / The Remedy

     Two people meet in a crowded London theatre one night in 1785. They quickly become lovers - and slowly discover that neither is what he/she at first appeared to be. As a spy for the Venetian state, Mimosina trades in dangerous secrets, and...

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  • Dorries, Nadine / Christmas Angels

    Dorries, Nadine / Christmas Angels

     1950s Liverpool. Christmas is the most harrowing time of year for the nurses of St Angelus Hospital. A brilliant nurse secretly battling a fatal illness over Christmas... A starving baby boy abandoned in the freezing cold... A cruel,...

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