Historical Fiction

  • Bradshaw, Rita / A Winter Love Song

       A Winter Love Song is a heartwarming and moving story of survival and love from bestselling author Rita Bradshaw. Bonnie Lindsay is born into a travelling fair community in the north-east in 1918, and when her mother dies just months...

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  • Egan, Jennifer / Manhattan Beach

       * Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction* New York Times Bestseller * A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2017* Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction* Named a...

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  • Hilton, L. S. / Domina

       'Fantastically good fun - sharp, sexy and intelligent . . . Something of a masterpiece' Sunday Mirror'Like a ritzy 50 Shades meets The Da Vinci Code. It's got sex, shopping, a few Old Masters and plenty of murder - what more could you...

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  • Court, Dilly / The River Maid

       The first in a stunning new series from Sunday Times bestseller, Dilly CourtLondon, 1854: twenty-year-old Essie Chapman lives with her father in poverty stricken Limehouse, working on the river as a boatman. Her life seems set before her,...

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  • Paine, Thomas / Rights of Man

       With an Introduction by Derek Matravers.Rights of Man is a classic statement of the belief in humanity's potential to change the world for the better. Published as a reply to Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, it differs from...

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  • Ford, Maggie / A Girl in Wartime

       There's no escape from the effects of war... It's June 1914 and young Connie Lovell should be helping with the war effort. Instead, she applies for a job at the London Herald, where she meets the handsome editor Stephen Clayton...

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  • Roncagliolo, Santiago / Red April

        The war against the Shining Path is over. Yet when a charred and mutilated body is discovered during Carnival, the people of the small town of Ayacucho understand that death has once more returned to their land. Only now the terror...

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  • Heyer, Georgette / Venetia

       In all her twenty-five years, Venetia Lanyon has never been further than Harrogate. Nor has she enjoyed the attentions of any man aside from her two wearisomely persistent suitors. Then, in one extraordinary encounter, she meets a...

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  • Hill, Susan / The Risk of Darkness

        Simon Serrailer's story began in "The Various Haunts of Men" (about a serial killer against a background of alternative medicine) and continued with "The Pure in Heart" (about a kidnapped schoolboy against a background of the...

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  • Busbee, Shirlee / Rapture Becomes Her

        "Busbee is a pleasure to read." --Booklist An Irresistible Danger To save her village and what's left of her family fortune from her wastrel cousin, gently bred Emily Townsend secretly leads a ring of smugglers. With the king's forces...

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  • Cragg, Dan / Soldier's Prize

        "Splendid . . . Thom tells the story with humor and eloquence, and a thumping good tale it is, too."--The Washington Post In one generation, the Clark family of Virginia fought for our nation's independence, and explored, conquered, and...

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  • Moore, Brian / Black Robe

        To Father Paul, the Algonkian Indians are pagans in need of salvation. To the Indians, Catholic priests are greedy and selfish. Accompanying Father Paul on his mission to relieve a priest in danger of his life, Daniel is torn between...

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  • Carson, Nancy / The Railway Girl

       Only tragedy can save her...Lucy Piddock meets Arthur Goodrich, solid, kind and dependable; a stonemason by trade working in his father's Black Country business. Arthur seems to be the ideal match, but he lights no flame in Lucy's heart...

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  • Jefferies, Dinah / The Sapphire Widow

       *A Richard & Judy Book Club Pick 2018**A Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller*A sweeping, breath-taking story of love and betrayal from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's WifeCeylon, 1935. Louisa Reeve, the...

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  • Simons, Paullina / 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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  • Cheek, Mavis / Amenable Women

        Flora Chapman is in her fifties when her husband dies in a bizarre ballooning accident. Seizing upon her new found freedom, she decides to finish the history of their village that Edward had begun. A reference to Anne of Cleves, Henry...

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  • Yallop, Jacqueline / Obedience

       Sister Bernard has lived in a grey-stone convent in rural France for more than seventy years. In that time, a once youthful and lively cloister has gradually emptied, until only Bernard and two other nuns remain. Now, the three women pack...

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  • Ridpath, Michael / Traitor's Gate

       Arriving in Nazi Germany, Englishman Conrad de Lancey feels sick at heart. Even Berlin - infamous haven of decadence and vice - salutes fascism. Himmler's black-shirted troops rule the city, and every German arm bears a Swastika. But does...

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  • Balogh, Mary / No Man's Mistress

       Lord Ferdinand Dudley is accustomed to getting what he wants - that is, until he appears at the door of Pinewood Manor, attempting to claim his rightful estate, and is met by the bewitching fury of Lady Viola Thornhill. She refuses to...

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  • Smiley, Jane / Some Luck

       Some Luck is the first novel in the dazzling Last Hundred Years trilogy from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize Jane Smiley; a literary adventure that will spans a century in America.1920. After his return from the battlefields in France,...

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  • James, Cormac / The Surfacing

       THE SURFACING is set largely on board a ship in the 1850s, searching for Franklin's lost expedition. It's a challenging and dangerous endeavour in a very male world - that is until Morgan, the second-in-command of the Impetus, realises...

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  • Clements, Katherine / The Crimson Ribbon

       Based on the real figure of the fascinating Elizabeth Poole, The Crimson Ribbon is the mesmerising story of two women's obsession, superstition and hope. May Day 1646: Ruth Flowers finds herself suddenly, brutally, alone. Forced to...

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  • Yan, Geling / The Flowers of War

       December 1937. The Japanese have taken Nanking. A group of terrified schoolgirls hides in the compound of an American church. Among them is Shujuan, through whose thirteen-year-old eyes we witness the shocking events that follow. Run...

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  • Williams, Dee / Polly of Penn's Place

       Polly Perkins and her older brother Sid have never really liked each other and when, in a fit of spite, he flicks a fishbone at her and accidentally blinds her in one eye, it seems to Polly that he has blighted her entire future. But life...

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  • Quick, Amanda / Lie By Moonlight

        During an investigation into a woman's death, gentleman thief turned private inquiry agent Ambrose Wells finds himself at Aldwick Castle - and in the middle of chaos. The building is in flames. Men are dead. And a woman and four young...

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  • Gaskin, Catherine / All Else is Folly

          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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  • O'Brien, Edna / The Light of Evening

       Edna O'Brien returns to the world of her debut novel, The Country Girls, in an inspired account of a dying mother and her daughterFrom her hospital bed in Dublin, the elderly Dilly awaits the visit of her daughter, Eleanora, from London...

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  • Tate, June / Nothing Is Forever

        Following the loss of her fiance in WW1, a devastated Flora Ferguson arrives in Southampton, alone and desolate. With the love of her life gone for ever, she determines to devote herself to the street-children who live around the docks...

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  • Innes, Hammond / Maddon's Rock

        A sailor fights to clear his name after his ship sinks in the last days of World War II, taking its cargo of bullion to the bottom of the sea.      All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the...

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  • Williams, Dee / Ellie of Elmleigh Square

       Ellie Walsh lives in a battlefield. Her out-of-work father, selfish sisters and violent, bitter mother, Ruby , are constantly fighting - and Ellie is always caught in the crossfire. So when a charming customer, Leonard Kent, comes into the...

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  • Quick, Amanda / Reckless

        Poebe Layton woes a man who she thinks is a noble, brave hearted knight, to help her carry out a vital quest, alas he is not the man she thinks he is...      All of our books are second hand, and while you may not...

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  • Collier, Catrin / Broken Rainbows

        It is 1942 and, in the wake of America's entry into the war, the small community of Pontypridd suffers its own - not entirely welcome - GI invasion. The South Carolina Regiment billeted on the town soon cuts a swathe through its women,...

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  • Klaussmann, Liza / Villa America

       Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Cole and Linda Porter, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos - all are summer guests of Gerald and Sara Murphy. Visionary, misunderstood, and from vastly different backgrounds, the Murphys met and...

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  • de l Cruz, Melissa / Alex and Eliza

       The love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler - based on the story that inspired the bestselling musical Hamilton.1777. Albany, New York. As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter...

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  • MacLean, Alistair / The Guns of Navarone

       The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now reissued in a new cover style. Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve...

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  • Mercer, Patrick / To Do and Die

       The historical fiction debut from former soldier, BBC defence correspondent and MP, Patrick Mercer, is a thrilling military action set during the Crimean War.1854. War is imminent as the Western powers quarrel with Russia over fragments of...

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  • Greig, Andrew / That Summer

        'That Summer' presents a romance set against the backdrop of the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940. A young pilot, Len Westbourne, falls for Stella Gardam, a radio operator. Both know their time together may be short...

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  • Kristian, Giles / Raven: Blood Eye

        The first book in a thrilling Viking trilogy that launched the career of acclaimed historical novelist Giles Kristian - who's now confronting the tumult and devastation of the English Civil War in The Bleeding Land... For two years...

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  • Pearce, AJ / Dear Mrs Bird

       The Richard & Judy Book Club Pick and Sunday Times Bestseller.'The sweetest, most uplifting, lovely book about courage, friendship, love.' - Marian Keyes, author of The Break.London, 1941. Amid the falling bombs Emmeline Lake dreams of...

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  • Woodward, Gerald / I'll Go To Bed At Noon

       It is 1970 in the suburbs of north London and, from the untidy comfort of her crowded house, Colette Jones is watching her older brother go to pieces, drinking himself into oblivion on home-made wine. Colette knows the solace a drink can...

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