Historical romance

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  • A Marriage of Lions

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    A Marriage of Lions

    England, 1238. Raised at the court of King Henry III as a chamber lady to the queen, young Joanna of Swanscombe’s life changes forever when she comes into an inheritance far above all expectations, including her own. Now a wealthy heiress, Joanna’s arranged marriage to the King’s charming, tournament-loving half-brother William de Valence immediately stokes the flames of political unrest as more established courtiers object to the privileges bestowed on newcomers. As Joanna and William strive to build a life together, England descends into a bitter civil war. In mortal danger, William is forced to run for his life, and Joanna is left with only her wit and courage to outfox their enemies and prevent them from destroying her husband, her family, and their fortunes.

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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 Room With A View

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    A Room With A View

    Forster’s social comedy is a witty observation of the English middle classes as they holiday abroad in Florence. One of these tourists is Lucy Honeychurch, a young girl whose heart is awakened by her experiences in Italy.

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    £7.99
  • 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

    SKU: 9780008153847 Category: Tags: ,
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  • A Woman Made of Snow

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    A Woman Made of Snow

    Scotland, 1949: Caroline Gillan and her new husband Alasdair have moved back to Kelly Castle, his dilapidated family estate in the middle of nowhere. Stuck caring for their tiny baby, and trying to find her way with an opinionated mother-in-law, Caroline feels adrift, alone and unwelcome. But when she is tasked with sorting out the family archives, Caroline discovers a century-old mystery that sparks her back to life. There is one Gillan bride who is completely unknown – no photos exist, no records have been kept – the only thing that is certain is that she had a legitimate child. Alasdair’s grandmother. As Caroline uncovers a strange story that stretches as far as the Arctic circle, her desire to find the truth turns obsessive. And when a body is found in the grounds of the castle, her hunt becomes more than just a case of curiosity. What happened all those years ago? Who was the bride? And who is the body?

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  • Afterlives

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    Afterlives

    Restless, ambitious Ilyas was stolen from his parents by the Schutzruppe askari, the German colonial troops; after years away, he returns to his village to find his parents gone, and his sister Afiya given away. Hamza was not stolen, but was sold; he has come of age in the schutztruppe, at the right hand of an officer whose control has ensured his protection but marked him for life. Hamza does not have words for how the war ended for him. Returning to the town of his childhood, all he wants is work, however humble, and security – and the beautiful Afiya. The century is young. The Germans and the British and the French and the Belgians and whoever else have drawn their maps and signed their treaties and divided up Africa. As they seek complete dominion they are forced to extinguish revolt after revolt by the colonised.

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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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  • Baltasar & Blimunda

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    Baltasar & Blimunda

    Set in early 18th-century Portugal, this novel tells the story of the love between Baltasar, a soldier who lost a hand in the wars, and Blimunda, whose mother died at the hands of the Inquisition.

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  • Circus of Wonders

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    Circus of Wonders

    The spellbinding novel from Elizabeth Macneal, author of the Sunday Times bestselling The Doll Factory.

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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?

    SKU: 9781786091161 Category: Tags: ,
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  • Emma

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    Emma

    Austen’s feistiest heroine in a gorgeous pocket sized hardback, illustrated by Hugh Thomson and with an afterword by Hugh Pinching.

    SKU: 9781909621664 Category: Tags: ,
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  • Finding Henry Applebee

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    Finding Henry Applebee

    ‘An absolute delight. It’s beautiful and elegiac and written with such a good heart‘ BAFTA award-winning screenwriter and producer Russell T. Davies OBE

    ‘A simply heart-string tugging book that offers a ready escape route from these testing time’ Jon Gower, Nation Cymru

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  • Frontline

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    Frontline

    A drama set on the battlefields of Europe as a global influenza pandemic looms.

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  • Jane Seymour

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    Jane Seymour

    Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King. She has witnessed at first hand how courtly play can quickly turn to danger and knows she must bear a son or face ruin. This new Queen must therefore step out from the shadows cast by Katherine and Anne – in doing so, can she expose a gentler side to the brutal King?

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  • Katheryn Howard

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    Katheryn Howard

    This title relates one of the most tragic stories in English history – Katheryn Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth queen. At just nineteen, Katheryn Howard is quick to trust and fall in love. She comes to court. She sings, she dances. She captures the heart of the King. Henry declares she is his rose without a thorn. But Katheryn has a past of which he knows nothing. It comes back increasingly to haunt her. For those who share her secrets are waiting in the shadows, whispering words of love – and blackmail.

    SKU: 9781472227812 Category: Tags: ,
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  • Mansfield Park

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    Mansfield Park

    Austen’s classic novel about class and virtue, introduced by historian and author Nigel Cliff and fully illustrated by Hugh Thomson.

    SKU: 9781909621718 Category: Tags: ,
    £9.99