Historical fiction

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  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

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    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

    As the American Revolution approaches, Jamie and Claire Fraser find themselves caught up in a war that threatens to destroy everything they know.

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  • A More Perfect Union

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    A More Perfect Union

    When Henry O’Toole escapes the Irish famine and sails to America, he doesn’t expect the anti-Irish prejudices that await him. Determined never to starve again, he changes his name to Henry Taylor to secure a job and safeguard his future. Travelling south to Virginia, he meets Sarah, a slave woman torn from her family and sold to another plantation. There she must navigate the power system of the white masters, as well as the hierarchy of her fellow slaves.

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  • A Net For Small Fishes

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    A Net For Small Fishes

    Frances Howard has beauty and a powerful family – and is the most unhappy creature in the world. Anne Turner has wit and talent – but no stage on which to display them. Little stands between her and the abyss of destitution. When these two very different women meet in the strangest of circumstances, a powerful friendship is sparked. Frankie sweeps Anne into a world of splendour that exceeds all she imagined: a Court whose foreign king is a stranger to his own subjects; where ancient families fight for power, and where the sovereign’s favourite may rise and rise – so long as he remains in favour. With the marriage of their talents, Anne and Frankie enter this extravagant, savage hunting ground, seeking a little happiness for themselves. But as they gain notice, they also gain enemies; what began as a search for love and safety leads to desperate acts that could cost them everything.

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  • A Single Thread

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    A Single Thread

    FROM THE GLOBALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

    ‘Bittersweet ? dazzling’ Guardian

    ‘Deeply pleasurable ? the ending made me cry’ The Times

    ‘Told with a wealth of detail and narrative intensity’ Penelope Lively

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  • A Thousand Ships

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    A Thousand Ships

    A feminist retelling of the Trojan War – giving voices to the women the myths forgot . . .

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  • An Echo in the Bone

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    An Echo in the Bone

    In the wake of a devastating fire in the mountains of North Carolina, Highlander Jamie Fraser & his English wife find themselves homeless & without family, in the midst of the gathering storm of revolution. Thanks to his time-travelling wife’s information, Jamie knows what the coming spring of 1778 will bring.

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  • An Offer From A Gentleman

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    An Offer From A Gentleman

    Sophie never dreamed she would be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton’s famous masquerade ball – or that her Prince Charming would be there for her! Alas she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight.

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  • And They Called It Camelot

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    And They Called It Camelot

    An unforgettable fictionalised portrait of the iconic life of Jackie O as she transforms herself into an American legend.

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  • Cecily (Pre-order)

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    Cecily (Pre-order)

    ‘Rebellion?’ The word is a spark. They can start a fire with it, or smother it in their fingertips. She chooses to start a fire. You are born high, but marry a traitor’s son. You bear him twelve children, carry his cause and bury his past. You play the game, against enemies who wish you ashes. Slowly, you rise. You are Cecily. But when the King who governs you proves unfit, what then? Loyalty or treason – death may follow both. The board is set. Time to make your first move. Told through the eyes of its greatest unknown protagonist, this astonishing debut plunges you into the blood and exhilaration of the first days of the Wars of the Roses, a war as women fight it.

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  • Coming Up For Air

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    Coming Up For Air

    On the banks of the River Seine in 1899, a young woman takes her final breath before plunging into the icy water. Although she does not know it, her decision will set in motion an astonishing chain of events. It will lead to 1950s Norway, where a grieving toy-maker is on the cusp of a transformative invention, all the way to present-day Canada where a journalist, battling a terrible disease, risks everything for one last chance to live.

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  • Common Ground

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    Common Ground

    It’s a lonely life for Stan, at a new school that feels more ordeal than fresh start, and at home where he and his mother struggle to break the silence after his father’s death. When he encounters fearless, clever Charlie on the local common, all of that begins to change. Charlie’s curiosity is infectious, and it is Charlie who teaches Stan, for the first time, to stand on his own two feet. But will their unit of two be strong enough to endure in a world that offers these boys such different prospects? The pair part ways, until their paths cross once again, as adults at a London party. Now Stan is revelling in all that the city has to offer, while Charlie seems to have hit a brick wall. He needs Stan’s help, and above all his friendship, but is Stan really there for the man who once showed him the meaning of loyalty?

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  • Cunning Women

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    Cunning Women

    1620s, Lancashire. Away from the village lies a small hamlet, abandoned since the Plague, where only one family dwell amongst its ruins. Young Sarah Haworth, her mother, brother and little sister Annie are a family of outcasts by day and the recipients of visitors by night. They are cunning folk, the villagers will always need them, quick with a healing balm or more, should your needs require. They can keep secrets too, because no one would believe them anyway. When Sarah spies a young man taming a wild horse, she risks being caught to watch him calm the animal. And when Daniel sees Sarah he does not just see a strange, dirty thing, he sees her for who she really is, a strong creature about to come into her own. But can something as fragile as love blossom between these two in such a place as this?

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    £14.99
  • Dangerous Women

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    Dangerous Women

    London, 1841. Two hundred Englishwomen file aboard the Rajah, the ship that will take them on a three-month voyage to the other side of the world. They’re daughters, sisters, mothers – and convicts. Transported for petty crimes. Except one of their number is a secret killer, fleeing justice. When a woman is mortally wounded, the hunt is on for the culprit. But who would attack one of their own, and why? Based on a true story, ‘Dangerous Women’ is a sweeping tale of confinement, loss, love and, above all, hope in the unlikeliest of places.

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    £14.99
  • Dragonfly in Amber

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    Dragonfly in Amber

    Claire Randall returns to the Scottish Highlands to look up an historian she met 20 years earlier. She is seeking the father of her daughter. Her questions take her back to a distant past and the dangers, hardships and the man she once loved.

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  • Drums of Autumn

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    Drums of Autumn

    This is the fourth book in a time-travel series about a 1960s woman and an 18th century Scottish rebel. Cast ashore in the New World, the Frasers intend to join the exiled Highlanders in North Carolina on the eve of the American Revolution.

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  • Hamnet

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    Hamnet

    On a summer’s day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home? Their mother, Agnes, is over a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working in London. Neither parent knows that one of the children will not survive the week.

    £20.00