Historical Fiction

  • Gavriel Kay, Guy / A Song for Arbonne

     This fantasy novel is designed to be of interest to readers of Tolkien's work. The book is set in an heroic world populated with rare people, moral dilemmas and physical relationships as well as with magic, war and song.      All...

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  • Jefferies, Dinah / The Separation

       FROM THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE The Separation, Dinah Jefferies' stunning debut novel, is the heartbreaking tale of a family fractured by lies and one mother's love reaching across the distance of years...

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  • Stack, John / Captain of Rome

       The second installment in this thrilling maritime adventure; two mighty empires battle each other for control of the high seas. Atticus is the young captain of the Aquila, the flagship of the Roman navy's attack fleet. But his...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

          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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Goodwin, Rosie / The Little Angel

     Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn.'An absorbing story in the grand tradition of the best saga authors' Margaret Dickinson'Rosie writes such heart-warming sagas' Lyn Andrews'The new Catherine Cookson' Coventry Evening Telegraph1896,...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Iles, Greg / Black Cross

     When a young Atlanta physician attends the funeral of the grandparents who raised him, he is approached by a silver-haired rabbi who claims to have known his grandfather well. Returning together to the family home, they open his grandfather's safe...

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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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  • 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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  • Burrows, Deborah / Ambulance Girls

     An Australian in London during the Blitz, Lily Brennan drives an ambulance, keeping her head amid the death and destruction, but fearing the worst when her Jewish co-worker and friend disappears.     All of our books are second hand, and...

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  • Taylor, Andrew / The Ashes of London

     From the No.1 bestselling author of The American Boy and The Silent Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London. The first of an exciting new series of novels.A CITY IN FLAMESLondon, 1666. As the Great...

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  • Gardner, Sally / The Red Necklace

     The story of a remarkable boy called Yann Margoza; Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of a foolish Marquis; and Count Kalliovski, Grand Master of a secret society, who has half the aristocracy in thrall to him, and wants...

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  • Monaghan, Alan / The Soldier's Song

     Dublin, 1914. As Ireland stands on the brink of political crisis, Europe plunges headlong into war. Among the thousands of Irishmen who volunteer to fight for the British Army is Stephen Ryan, a gifted young maths scholar whose working class...

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  • Haverty, Anne / The Far Side Of A Kiss

     When William Hazlitt published Liber Amoris, his 'book of love', in 1823, scandal rocked the literary world. He had chosen as the object for his grand Romantic passion a mere serving maid - and she had disillusioned him by proving just as tawdry as...

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  • Marlantes, Karl / Matterhorn

     Fire Support Base Matterhorn: a fortress carved out of the grey-green mountain jungle. Cold monsoon clouds wreath its mile-high summit, concealing a battery of 105-mm howitzers surrounded by deep bunkers, carefully constructed fields of fire and...

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  • Cabot, Meg / Ransom My Heart

     When beautiful, spirited Finnula Crais kidnaps the dashing knight Hugh Fitzstephen, she has no idea that she's ensnared the new Earl of Stephensgate on his way home from the Crusades. Nor does she realise that Hugh is quite happy to be kidnapped by...

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  • Winspear, Jacqueline / A Lesson In Secrets

     In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs's career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch and the Secret Service. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in...

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