Historical adventure

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  • Blood and Blade

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    Blood and Blade

    AD 635. Anglo-Saxon Britain. King Oswald must leave his wedding party to combat a Pictish uprising. He leaves Beobrand to escort his new queen to their new home, a journey fraught with danger. The third instalment in The Bernicia Chronicles.

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  • Enemy of the Raj

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    Enemy of the Raj

    India, 1937. Intrepid reporter Sir Percival Harris is hunting tigers with his friend, Professor Ernest Drabble. Harris soon bags a man-eater – but later finds himself caught up in a hunt of a different kind. Harris is due to interview the Maharaja of Bikaner, a friend to the Raj, for his London newspaper – and he and Drabble soon find themselves accompanied by a local journalist, Miss Heinz. But is the lady all she seems? And the Maharaja himself is proving elusive. Meanwhile, the movement for Indian independence is becoming stronger, and Drabble and Harris witness some of the conflict first-hand. But even more drama comes on arrival at Bikaner when the friends find themselves confined to their quarters – and embroiled in an assassination plot!

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  • Great Circle

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    Great Circle

    From the night she is rescued as a baby out of the flames of a sinking ship; to the day she joins a pair of daredevil pilots looping and diving over the rugged forests of her childhood, to the thrill of flying Spitfires during the war, the life of Marian Graves has always been marked by a lust for freedom and danger. In 1950, she embarks on her life’s dream – to fly a Great Circle around the globe, pole to pole. But after a crash landing she finds herself stranded on the Antarctic ice without enough fuel. With one fearsome piece of water separating her from completion of the Circle, she writes one last entry in her logbook. She is ready for her final journey. Half a century later, Hadley Baxter, a brilliant, troubled Hollywood starlet is irresistibly drawn to play Marian Graves, a role that will lead her to probe the deepest mysteries of the vanished pilot’s life.

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci’s Life of Invention

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    Leonardo Da Vinci’s Life of Invention

    Immerse yourself in the world of the spellbinding genius Leonardo da Vinci, master of art, architecture, engineering, mathematics and more. From his futuristic inventions to the breadth of his artistic skill, discover the fascinating life and legacy of the Renaissance man.

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  • Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

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    Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

    London, 1958: Elaborately disguised and hidden deep beneath the city’s streets lies the world of Miss Brickett’s, a secret detective agency, training and housing the mysterious Inquirers. From traversing deceptive escape rooms full of baited traps and hidden dangers, to engineering almost magical mechanical gadgets, apprentice detectives at Miss Brickett’s undergo rigorous training to equip them with the skills and knowledge they will need to solve the mysteries that confound London’s police force. But nothing can prepare 23-year-old apprentice Marion Lane for what happens after the arrest of her friend and mentor Frank on suspicion of murder: he has tasks Marion with clearing his name and saving his life. Her investigation will place Marion and her friends in great peril as they venture into the forbidden maze of uncharted tunnels that surround Miss Brickett’s.

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  • Pilgrims

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    Pilgrims

    1289. A rich farmer fears he’ll go to hell for cheating his neighbours. His wife wants pilgrim badges to sew into her hat and show off at church. A poor, ragged villager is convinced his beloved cat is suffering in the fires of purgatory and must be rescued. A mother is convinced her son’s dangerous illness is punishment for her own adultery and seeks forgiveness so he may be cured. A landlord is in trouble with the church after he punched an abbot on the nose. A sexually driven noblewoman seeks a divorce so she can marry her new young beau. These are among a group of pilgrims that sets off on the tough and dangerous journey from England to Rome, where they hope all their troubles will be answered. Some in the party who have their own, secret reasons for going.

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  • The Black Mountain

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    The Black Mountain

    A Quick Read story set in eighteenth-century Tenerife, under the shadow of a vast volcano that is on the brink of eruption . . .

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  • The Burning Chambers

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    The Burning Chambers

    France 1562: As the Wars of Religion begin to take hold, a courageous Catholic woman and a passionate Huguenot believer find themselves united in a quest to uncover a long-buried secret . . .

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  • The City of Tears

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    The City of Tears

    From the Languedoc to Paris and Amsterdam, Kate Mosse’s novel sees the Joubert family caught up in the St Bartholomew’s Day massacre and a frightening sequence of events thereafter . . .

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  • The Clockwork Girl

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    The Clockwork Girl

    Paris, 1750. In the midst of winter, as birds fall frozen from the sky, a new maid arrives at the home of a celebrated clockmaker and his clever, unworldly daughter. But rumours are stirring that Reinhart’s uncanny mechanical creations – bejewelled birds, silver spiders – are more than mere automata. That they might defy the laws of nature, perhaps even at the expense of the living. But Madeleine is hiding a dark past, and a dangerous purpose – to discover the truth of the clockmaker’s experiments and record his every move, in exchange for her own chance of freedom. Meanwhile, in the streets, children are quietly disappearing – and Madeleine comes to fear that she has stumbled upon a greater conspiracy. One which might reach to the heart of Versailles.

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  • The Cross and the Curse

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    The Cross and the Curse

    AD 634 Anglo-Saxon Britain. Confusion and conflict continue as warlords battle across Britain to become the first King of the English. The second instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles, an action-packed historical thriller set in Anglo-Saxon Britain.

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  • The Elephant Thief

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    The Elephant Thief

    When street urchin Danny accidentally bids for Maharajah the elephant at an Edinburgh auction, his life is transformed as he is swept up on an unforgettable journey. But soon Danny’s shady connections threaten to destroy his new-found happiness. Will he ever escape his past?

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  • The Evening and the Morning

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    The Evening and the Morning

    The thrilling novel from the No.1 Internationally bestselling author Ken Follett. An epic, addictive historical masterpiece that begins in 997 CE and is set against the background of the medieval church and one man’s ambition to make his abbey a centre of learning.

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  • The Good Death

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    The Good Death

    Oswald de Lacy, Lord of Somershill, sits at his mother’s deathbed. Before she dies, he must make a confession. He needs to tell of the days when he was eighteen years old, the third, disregarded son of the family, sent off to become a monk, working in the infirmary while plague raged outside the monastery. Of how he was sent to a nearby village and witnessed the death of a local girl, and how he swore to investigate – and how he was drawn into a crime so dark and terrifying, it haunts him – and his family – still.

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  • The Invisible Man

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    The Invisible Man

    H. G. Wells’ classic science-fiction novel about a man who’s turned himself invisible.

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  • The Night of the Flood

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    The Night of the Flood

    A literary thriller set during the devastating North Sea flood of 1953, in which a love triangle turns murderous.

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