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Atonement by Ian McEwan

Atonement

Ian McEwan

eBook

'Atonement' is the novel for which Ian McEwan will always be remembered. Enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war, class and England, at its centre is a profound and profoundly moving exploration of shame and forgiveness.

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The darkest shore  by Karen (Australian author) Brooks

The darkest shore

Karen (Australian author) Brooks

Book

"Scotland, 1703: Returning to her home town of Pittenweem, fishwife and widow Sorcha McIntyre knows she faces both censure and mistrust. After all, this is a country where myth and legend are woven into the fabric of the everyday, a time when those who...

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Second chance at the Belfast guesthouse  by Anne Doughty

Second chance at the Belfast guesthouse

Anne Doughty

Book

"Will love be enough to overcome the odds? It is 1960 and Clare Hamilton is returning home to her beloved Armagh to marry Andrew, her childhood sweetheart. Full of the hope and possibilities of a newlywed couple, they plan to turn Andrew's ancestral home...

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The sisters of Summit Avenue by Lynn Cullen

The sisters of Summit Avenue

Lynn Cullen

Large Print

"Ruth has been single-handedly raising four young daughters and running her family's Indiana farm for eight long years, ever since her husband, John, fell into a comatose state, infected by the infamous "sleeping sickness" devastating families across...

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The healer's daughter by Charlotte Hinger

The healer's daughter

Charlotte Hinger

Large Print

"Bethany Herbert, daughter of a legendary healer, leaves the South for the new black community of Nicodemus, Kansas. Despite the hardships, the community comes to love the prairie. Bethany's mother, Queen Bess, comes to Nicodemus, as does the handsome...

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When silence sings by Sarah Loudin Thomas

When silence sings

Sarah Loudin Thomas

Large Print

"Colman Harpe works for the C&O in the Appalachian rail town of Thurmond, West Virginia, but he'd rather be a preacher and lead his own congregation. When a member of the rival McLean clan guns down his cousin and the clan matriarch, Serepta McLean, taunts...

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Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

Moloka'i

Alan Brennert

Large Print

"Young Rachel Kalama, growing up in idyllic Honolulu in the 1890s, is part of a big, loving Hawaiian family, and dreams of seeing the far-off lands that her father, a merchant seaman, often visits. But at the age of seven, Rachel and her dreams are s...

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Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

Lady Clementine

Marie Benedict

Large Print

"New from Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room! An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill. In 1909, Clementine...

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Mirror, mirror by Paula Byrne

Mirror, mirror

Paula Byrne

eBook

"She was the most beautiful woman in the world. Discovered in a Berlin cabaret in the roaring twenties, she is brought to the glamour of Los Angeles. She becomes a superstar of the silver screen and Hollywood's darling, but nothing perfect lasts forever....

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A daughter's ruin  by Kitty Neale

A daughter's ruin

Kitty Neale

Book

"Seventeen-year-old Constance has had a privileged upbringing in Clapham, with staff to attend to her every need. But her parents have always been cold and distant, never showing her love. Craving affection, Constance falls into the arms of Albie Jones,...

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Two sisters  by Josephine Cox

Two sisters

Josephine Cox

Book

"The pretty Arnold sisters have grown up on their father’s farm and yearn for something more out of life than drudgery and toil. Ellen, loyal and honest, is her father’s favourite, but Georgina is impulsive and unreliable, and can’t please a father who...

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The road  by John Ehle

The road

John Ehle

Book

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Daughter of the house by Victoria Cornwall

Daughter of the house

Victoria Cornwall

eAudiobook

Soundings and Choc Lit present the audiobook edition of Daughter of the House. Evelyn Pendragon is spirited but lonely, and largely ignored by her parents whose attentions are taken up with her brother, Nicholas: the expected heir to the family's Cor...

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All we could not leave behind by Danielle R. Graham

All we could not leave behind

Danielle R. Graham

eBook

For fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz 'Heart-wrenching. Emotional. A powerful story of wartime love and devotion' Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan A powerful and incredibly moving historical novel inspired by an untold story of the Second World...

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The gimmicks by Chris McCormick

The gimmicks

Chris McCormick

eBook

"The GimmicksNew York TimesThe Gimmicks is a masterpiece of storytelling. Chris McCormick brilliantly illuminates the impact of history and injustice on ordinary lives and challenges us to confront the spectacle of violence and the specter of its aft...

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Storm rider  by Akira Yoshimura

Storm rider

Akira Yoshimura

Book

"Orphaned at the age of thirteen, Hikotaro resigns himself to a life at sea. But when the merchant vessel he sails on is caught in a violent storm, he is taken to San Francisco by American rescuers. Made an outcast by the shogunate policy forbidding reentry...

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The Jerusalem scrolls  by Bodie Thoene

The Jerusalem scrolls

Bodie Thoene

Book

Moshe Sachar, the leader of Israeli forces battling the Arabs for Jerusalem in 1948, follows the dying wishes of an elder rabbi and escapes into a secret tunnel under the city, where he discovers a set of sacred scrolls that tell the history of the city...

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Girls of the Great War by Freda Lightfoot

Girls of the Great War

Freda Lightfoot

Audio CD

"Cecily Hanson longs to live life on her own terms - to leave the shadow of her overbearing mother and marry her childhood sweetheart once he returns from the Great War. But when her fianc ̌is lost at sea, this future is shattered. Looking for meaning...

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The mercies by Kiran Milwood Hargrave

The mercies

Kiran Milwood Hargrave

Audio CD

"On Christmas Eve, 1617, the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø is thrown into a reckless storm. As Maren Magnusdatter watches, 40 fishermen, including her father and brother, are lost to the waves, the menfolk of Vardø wiped out in an i...

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The wronged daughter by Mary Wood

The wronged daughter

Mary Wood

Audio CD

"Mags has never forgotten the friendship she forged with Flora and Ella, two fellow nurses she served with at the beginning of World War I. Haunted by what she experienced during that time, she fears a reunion with her friends would bring back the horror...

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A woman's war by Simon Block

A woman's war

Simon Block

Audio CD

"As enemy planes continue to bombard the North West of England, the women of Great Paxford fight harder then ever to persevere. Pat thought she'd found true happiness, but as things change at home she finds herself questioning everything she thought she...

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Reefs and shoals by Dewey Lambdin

Reefs and shoals

Dewey Lambdin

eBook

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The rapture by Claire McGlasson

The rapture

Claire McGlasson

Audio CD

"Dilys is a devoted member of a terribly English cult: The Panacea Society, populated almost entirely by virtuous single ladies. When she strikes up a friendship with Grace, a new recruit, God finally seems to be smiling upon her. The friends become closer...

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The tapestry  by Gilbert Morris

The tapestry

Gilbert Morris

Book

"Abandoned as an infant on the steps of the Ursuline Convent School, Leonie Vernay has endured the emotional and financial poverty of an orphan. Now a young woman making her way as a humble seamstress in New Orleans, she is startled by a mysterious s...

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Her quiet revolution  by Marianne Monson

Her quiet revolution

Marianne Monson

Book

"An historically rich novel that brings to life the fascinating story of America's first female state senator, Martha Hughes Cannon, who was also a doctor, suffragist, and champion of public health in the frontier territory of Utah in the late 19th century....

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Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green

Veiled in Smoke

Jocelyn Green

eBook

As Chicago's Great Fire destroys their bookshop, Meg and Sylvie Townsend make a harrowing escape from the flames with the help of reporter Nate Pierce. But the trouble doesn't end there--their father is committed to an asylum after being accused of murder,...

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The queen's fortune by Allison Pataki

The queen's fortune

Allison Pataki

eBook

"As the French revolution ravages the country, Desiree Clary is faced with the life-altering truth that the world she has known and loved is gone and it's fallen on her to save her family from the guillotine. A chance encounter with Napoleon Bonaparte,...

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Ruby  by Karen D. McIntyre

Ruby

Karen D. McIntyre

Book

"When Ruby loses her job in Depression-era Norfolk, she boards a Greyhound for home. That bus will take her, not to her family, but to shame and degradation, to a life she never envisioned. Escape from that misery eventually comes, and she seeks to rebuild...

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The king at the edge of the world  by Arthur Phillips

The king at the edge of the world

Arthur Phillips

Book

"Queen Elizabeth's spymasters recruit an unlikely agent - the only Muslim in England - for an impossible mission" --

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The mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The mercies

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

eBook

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Cross of fire by David Gilman

Cross of fire

David Gilman

eBook

"The Hundred Years War still rages on and the French army thirsts for Thomas Blackstone's blood. Blackstone battles to strengthen Edwards III's claim to the throne and confronts the might of the French army. But, when his friend turns assassin, Blackstone...

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The foundling by Stacey Halls

The foundling

Stacey Halls

eBook

"London, 1754. Six years after leaving her newborn, Clara, at London's Foundling Hospital, young Bess Bright returns to reclaim the illegitimate daughter she has never really known. Dreading the worst - that Clara has died in care - the last thing she...

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The queen's fortune by Allison Pataki

The queen's fortune

Allison Pataki

eAudiobook

A sweeping novel about the extraordinary woman who captured Napoleon's heart, created a dynasty, and changed the course of history--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor's Wife, The Accidental Empress, and Sisi. As the French revo...

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The king at the edge of the world by Arthur Phillips

The king at the edge of the world

Arthur Phillips

eAudiobook

The year is 1601. Queen Elizabeth I is dying, childless. Her nervous kingdom has no heir. It is a capital crime even to think that Elizabeth will ever die. Potential successors secretly maneuver to be in position when the inevitable occurs. The leadi...

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The night tiger by Yangsze Choo

The night tiger

Yangsze Choo

Audio CD

"1930s colonial Malaysia. Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother's Mahjong debts. Then one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir. Houseboy Ren is racing to...

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The clearing  by Tim. author. Gautreaux

The clearing

Tim. author. Gautreaux

Book

"Returning from the Great War a changed man, Byron Aldirdge drifts away from his privileged and charmed life to take a job as a constable in a remote Louisiana sawmill, while his younger brother, taking over management of the mill, struggles to understand...

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A long petal of the sea by Isabel Allende

A long petal of the sea

Isabel Allende

Audio CD

"In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a...

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Girls in tin hats  by Annie Murray

Girls in tin hats

Annie Murray

Book

"1940 - Small Heath, in the heart of Birmingham, is facing the darkest days of the war. Two very different girls from this tight-knit community join up as ARP wardens to do their bit for the Home Front. Violet Simms lives with her controlling, widowed...

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Isaiah's legacy  by Mesu Andrews

Isaiah's legacy

Mesu Andrews

Book

"The drama of the Old Testament comes to life as Judah's most notorious king ascends to the throne in this gripping novel from the award-winning author of Isaiah's Daughter. At eight years old, Shulle has known only life in a small village with her loving...

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A snake lies waiting  by Yong Jin

A snake lies waiting

Yong Jin

Book

"China: 1200 A.D.Guo Jing has confronted Apothecary Huang, his sweetheart Lotus' father, on Peach Blossom Island, and bested the villainous Gallant Ouyang in three trials to win her hand in marriage.But now, along with his sworn brother, Zhou Botong of...

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Kissing shadows by 1929- Renée

Kissing shadows

1929- Renée

eBook

This book explores familiar Renee territory. Loosely based on her own father’s suicide during the Depression, it is material that Renee has previously dramatised in her 1985 play, Wednesday To Come. But although the play took a Pakeha perspective, this...

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Call upon the water by S. K. Tillyard

Call upon the water

S. K. Tillyard

Large Print

"In 1649, Jan Brunt arrives in Great Britain from the Netherlands to work on draining and developing an expanse of wetlands known as the Great Level. Here he meets Eliza, a local woman whose love overturns his ordered vision. Determined to help her t...

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A long petal of the sea by Isabel Allende

A long petal of the sea

Isabel Allende

Large Print

"In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a...

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The world that we knew by Alice Hoffman

The world that we knew

Alice Hoffman

Large Print

"In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but its his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she...

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The queen's fortune  by Allison Pataki

The queen's fortune

Allison Pataki

Book

"As the French revolution ravages the country, Desiree Clary is faced with the life-altering truth that the world she has known and loved is gone and it's fallen on her to save her family from the guillotine. A chance encounter with Napoleon Bonaparte,...

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Empire by Steven Saylor

Empire

Steven Saylor

eBook

In the international bestseller Roma, Steven Saylor told the story of the first thousand years of Rome by following the descendants of a single bloodline. Now, in Empire, Saylor charts the destinies of five more generations of the Pinarius family, from...

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The king at the edge of the world by Arthur Phillips

The king at the edge of the world

Arthur Phillips

eBook

"Queen Elizabeth's spymasters recruit an unlikely agent--the only Muslim in England--for an impossible mission" --

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An inconvenient duke  by Anna (Romance fiction writer) Harrington

An inconvenient duke

Anna (Romance fiction writer) Harri...

Book

"Marcus Braddock, former general and newly appointed Duke of Hampton, is back from war. Now, not only is he surrounded by the utterly unbearable ton, he's mourning the death of his beloved sister, Elise. Marcus believes his sister's death wasn't an a...

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Lion of the sun by Harry Sidebottom

Lion of the sun

Harry Sidebottom

eBook

"AD 260 - Mesopotamia. Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, the Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. The shame of the vanquished beats down mercilessly like the white sun, as the frail old Emperor prostrates himself b...

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The tea chest by Heidi Chiavaroli

The tea chest

Heidi Chiavaroli

eBook

Hayley Ashworth's goal is to join the Navy SEALs. First she must return to Boston to confront memories of her abusive childhood. When she comes upon an old tea chest, she opens it and finds the remarkable story of Emma Malcolm, a 1773 Patriot sympathizer....

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Love's Journal by Kathy Forbes

Love's Journal

Kathy Forbes

eBook

Love's Journal' is about a love that spans diversity and struggle. Ruby Sims is portrayed as one of the first true feminists to see past color in America, during the age of Slavery.Ruby leaves her homeland of England, travels across the sea to be bom...

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The lion rampant by Blanche D'Alpuget

The lion rampant

Blanche D'Alpuget

Audio CD

1154. After years of manipulation and political cunning, young Henry II accedes to the throne of England, with the beautiful and indomitable Eleanor of Aquitaine by his side. But the kingdom he inherits is an impoverished shambles after the long, tro...

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Daughters of Northern Shores by Joanne Bischof

Daughters of Northern Shores

Joanne Bischof

Audio CD

Heartache and regret, boldness and sacrifice. What will restoration cost the beloved Norgaard family? Aven Norgaard understands courage. Orphaned within an Irish workhouse, then widowed at just 19, she voyaged to America where she was wooed and wed by...

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This Terrible Beauty by Katrin Schumann

This Terrible Beauty

Katrin Schumann

Audio CD

"Can a wrong be made right? On the windswept shores of an East German island, Bettina Heilstrom struggles to build a life from the ashes. World War II has ended and her country is torn apart. Longing for a family, she marries Werner, an older bureaucrat...

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The daughters of Ironbridge by Mollie Walton

The daughters of Ironbridge

Mollie Walton

Large Print

"Together can they overcome hardship, poverty and disaster? Anny Woodvine's family has worked at the ironworks for as long as she can remember. The brightest child in her road and the first in her family to learn to read, Anny has big dreams. The moment...

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The runaway daughter by Joanna Rees

The runaway daughter

Joanna Rees

Large Print

"It's 1926 and Anna Darton is on the run from a terrible crime she was forced into committing. Alone and scared in London, salvation comes in the form of Nancy, a sassy American dancer at the notorious nightclub, the Zip Club. Re-inventing herself as...

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The missing sister by Dinah Jefferies

The missing sister

Dinah Jefferies

Large Print

"Belle Hatton is a beautiful young girl living in Gloucestershire, who's never been further East than Paris. But when her father dies, she finds a mysterious newspaper clipping from Burma, 1911 buried among his belongings - a clipping that says the H...

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No armour against Fate  by Caroline Angus Baker

No armour against Fate

Caroline Angus Baker

Book

"London, January 1537 - Thomas Cromwell is in deep mourning. His new queen is on the throne at King Henry's command, but the personal cost is too high. Nicola Frescobaldi is lying dead inside the Medici tomb in Florence, and Cromwell's only daughter Jane...

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Salt the snow  by Carrie Callaghan

Salt the snow

Carrie Callaghan

Book

"American journalist Milly Bennett has covered murders in San Francisco, fires in Hawaii, and a civil war in China, but 1930s Moscow presents her greatest challenge yet. When her young Russian husband is suddenly arrested by the secret police, Milly tries...

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The book of human skin by Michelle Lovric

The book of human skin

Michelle Lovric

eBook

Midday, 13th May, 1784: An earthquake in Peru tears up the white streets of Arequipa. As the dust settles, a young girl with fanaticism already branded on her face arrives at the devastated convent of Santa Catalina. At the same moment, oceans away in...

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The song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The song of Achilles

Madeline Miller

eBook

"Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks',...

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Under a wartime sky  by Liz. author. Trenow

Under a wartime sky

Liz. author. Trenow

Book

"1936: The dark clouds of war are gathering across Europe and the brightest minds in Britain have been brought together in a grand manor on the Suffolk coast. These select few have been tasked by Churchill to develop, in utmost secrecy, an invention that...

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Veiled in smoke  by Jocelyn Green

Veiled in smoke

Jocelyn Green

Book

"Meg and Sylvie Townsend manage the family bookshop and care for their father, Stephen, a veteran still suffering in mind and spirit from his time as a POW during the Civil War. But when the Great Fire sweeps through Chicago's business district, they...

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The Borgia confessions  by Alyssa Palombo

The Borgia confessions

Alyssa Palombo

Book

"'During the sweltering Roman summer of 1492, Rodrigo Borgia has risen to power as pope. Rodrigo's eldest son Cesare, forced to follow his father into the church and newly made the Archbishop of Valencia, chafes at his ecclesiastical role and fumes w...

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The lieutenant by Kate Grenville

The lieutenant

Kate Grenville

eBook

Shortlisted for the NSW, QLD and WA Premiers' Literary Awards, The Lieutenant is the profoundly moving tale of a young soldier's arrival in Australia on the First Fleet and the extraordinary friendship he develops with the local Aboriginal people. Da...

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The last station by Jay Parini

The last station

Jay Parini

eBook

Now a major film starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer and James McAvoy. In 1910, Leo Tolstoy, the most celebrated figure in Russia, is frail with old age. Devotees jostle for his favour and the press documents his every move. Valentin Bulgakov,...

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Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville

Sarah Thornhill

Kate Grenville

eBook

Kate Grenville takes us back to the early Australia of The Secret River and the Thornhill family. This is Sarah's story. It's a story of tangled secrets, a story of loss and unlooked-for happiness, and a story about the silent spaces of the past.

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Roma by Steven Saylor

Roma

Steven Saylor

eBook

Roma is the story of the ancient city of Rome, from its mythic beginnings as a campsite along a trade route to its emergence as the centre of the most extensive, powerful empire in the ancient world. Beginning with the prehistory days when Roma was a...

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Raintree county by Ross Lockridge

Raintree county

Ross Lockridge

eBook

For the first time in paperback--the epic, great American novel about love, tragedy, and the American Dream. Told in a series of flashbacks, this is the story of John Wickliff Shawnessy, who grows up to be the epitome of Civil War-era America. Origin...

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Obsessed by Ted Dekker

Obsessed

Ted Dekker

eBook

A clue from the grave of a Holocaust victim makes an ordinary man heir to a fortune, but a serial killer has been waiting for him for thirty years, and only one of them will survive.

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Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet by Jamie Ford

Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet

Jamie Ford

eBook

A chance discovery in boarded up old hotel brings back long forgotten memories and rekindles a forbidden love, swept aside during the chaos and heartbreak World War II and internment of Japanese families in the wake of Pearl Harbor.

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House on endless waters by Emunah Elon

House on endless waters

Emunah Elon

eBook

"At the behest of his agent, renowned author Yoel Blum reluctantly agrees to visit his birthplace of Amsterdam to meet with his Dutch publisher, despite promising his late mother that he would never return to that city. While touring the Jewish Museum...

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Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas

Damascus

Christos Tsiolkas

Large Print

"'They kill us, they crucify us, they throw us to beasts in the arena, they sew our lips together and watch us starve. They bugger children in front of fathers and violate men before the eyes of their wives. The temple priests flay us openly in the streets...

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The year without summer  by Guinevere. author. Glasfurd-Brown

The year without summer

Guinevere. author. Glasfurd-Brown

Book

"1815, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia Mount Tambora explodes in a cataclysmic eruption, killing thousands. Sent to investigate, ship surgeon Henry Hogg can barely believe his eyes. Once a paradise, the island is now solid ash, the surrounding sea turned to...

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A place to belong  by Cathy Mansell

A place to belong

Cathy Mansell

Book

" It's 1943 and Ireland has escaped the worst of the war raging in Europe, but life is not without its hardships. When fire breaks out at the convent in Cavan where she has spent the past ten years, orphan Eva Fallon barely escapes with her life. She's...

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The foundling  by Stacey Halls

The foundling

Stacey Halls

Book

"London, 1754. Six years after leaving her newborn, Clara, at London's Foundling Hospital, young Bess Bright returns to reclaim the illegitimate daughter she has never really known. Dreading the worst - that Clara has died in care - the last thing she...

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The orphan thief  by Glynis Peters

The orphan thief

Glynis Peters

Book

"When all seems lost... As Hitler's bombs rain down on a battered and beleaguered Britain, Ruby Shadwell is dealt the most devastating blow - her entire family lost during the Coventry Blitz. Hope still survives... Alone and with the city in chaos, Ruby...

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The mystery of love  by Andrew Meehan

The mystery of love

Andrew Meehan

Book

"Constance Wilde's marriage has ended. Oscar is in prison and she has fled to Italy with their children to escape London gossip and public disapproval. Here she reflects on her marriage to Oscar, the confusing difference between his private and public...

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The mercies  by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The mercies

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Book

"Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into a sudden and reckless storm. Forty fishermen, including her brother and father, are drowned and left broken on the rocks below. With the...

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The house at Silvermoor  by Tracy Rees

The house at Silvermoor

Tracy Rees

Book

"1899, South Yorkshire. Fourteen-year-old Tommy has been destined to a life working down the mines since the moment he was born. But he has bigger plans for his future. His best friend Josie from the neighbouring village is equally restless. The wea...

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The Paris model by Alexandra Joel

The Paris model

Alexandra Joel

Audio CD

After a shocking discovery, Grace Woods leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity. While working as a mannequin for Christian Dior, the world's newly acclaimed emperor of fashion,...

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The adorations  by Roger Boylan

The adorations

Roger Boylan

Book

"Gustave Termi is sitting on the toilet in Geneva one day when the Archangel Michael calls him to become one of the elect. No one could be more bewildered by this call than the agnostic Gustave. An encounter with a journalist in a therapist's waiting...

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A tale of two sisters by Merryn Allingham

A tale of two sisters

Merryn Allingham

Audio CD

When Alice Verinder's beloved sister Lydia goes missing, Alice boards the Orient Express bound for Topkapi Palace in Constantinople, determined to find her. Lydia was governess to the Sultan's young children and though her letters spoke of exotic delights...

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The Copperettes at war by Sue Wilsher

The Copperettes at war

Sue Wilsher

Audio CD

Essex, 1918. Aggie has tasted freedom working at the local munitions factory. But the Great War is coming to an end, and the men are coming home. Aggie can't bear the idea of going back into service. She wants more from her life, and becoming a Copperette...

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Aurora's pride by AnneMarie Brear

Aurora's pride

AnneMarie Brear

Audio CD

Aurora Pettigrew has a loving family, a nice home, a comfortable life. She's waiting for the right man to offer marriage and the man for her is Reid Sinclair, heir to the Sinclair fortune. But, Reid's mother is against the match and unearths a secret...

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A place to belong by Cathy Mansell

A place to belong

Cathy Mansell

Audio CD

It's 1943 and Ireland has escaped the worst of the war raging in Europe, but life is still hard. When a fire breaks out at the convent in Cavan, orphan Eva Fallon barely escapes with her life. She's offered a bed for the night by Ma Scully, whilst her...

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The photographer of the lost by Caroline Scott

The photographer of the lost

Caroline Scott

Audio CD

1921. Families are desperately trying to piece together the fragments of their broken lives. Edie's husband Francis is considered "missing in action", but when Edie receives a mysterious photograph taken in the post, hope flares. And so she begins to...

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The unforgetting by Rose Black

The unforgetting

Rose Black

Audio CD

When Lily Bell is sold by her father to a "Professor of Ghosts" to settle a bad debt, she thinks she is about to hit the London stage as an actress. But little does she know that the professor intends her to be his very own ghost, part of an elaborate...

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The surplus girls by Polly Heron

The surplus girls

Polly Heron

Audio CD

Manchester, 1922. Belinda Layton is a surplus girl. One of the many women whose dreams of marriage perished in the Great War, with the death of her beloved fiance Ben. After four years of mourning, she finally feels ready to face whatever her future ...

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The light within us by Charlotte Betts

The light within us

Charlotte Betts

Audio CD

Cornwall, 1891. Talented painter Edith Fairchild is poised to begin a life of newlywed bliss and artistic creation in the inspiring setting of Spindrift House, freshly inherited by her charming husband, Benedict. But when her honeymoon turns sour, her...

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Liverpool daughter by Katie Flynn

Liverpool daughter

Katie Flynn

Audio CD

Liverpool, 1940. As the Luftwaffe turns its attention to Liverpool, Shane Quinn decides to move his family back to the safety of Ireland. But his only child, Dana, refuses. Determined to make it on her own, she heads to the city. Lonely and exhausted,...

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Workhouse girl by Holly Green

Workhouse girl

Holly Green

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Patty Jenkins has come a long way from her poverty-stricken days in Brownlow Hill workhouse. She now has a coveted position in the kitchens at Freeman's Department store in Liverpool and even the prospect of advancement. For Patty has always enjoyed baking...

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The love that I have by James Moloney

The love that I have

James Moloney

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Margot Baumann has left school to work in the mailroom of a large prison. But this is Germany in 1944, and the prison is Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin. Margot is shielded from the camp's brutality, as she has no contact with the prisoners....

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Copsi Castle by Norah Lofts

Copsi Castle

Norah Lofts

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1836: Copsi Castle, handed down from father to son since the time of William the Conqueror, now belongs to Sir Harald Copsey, a kindly gentleman who adores his home. But Magnus, his only son and heir, is cut from a different bolt of cloth. Harald has...

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A mother's love by Katie Flynn

A mother's love

Katie Flynn

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Liverpool, 1940. There comes a moment in every child's life when they must learn to stand on their own two feet. For 15-year-old Ellie Lancton, that time has come all too soon. The death of her mother and the increase in air raids leaves Ellie alone and...

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Aurora's pride by AnneMarie Brear

Aurora's pride

AnneMarie Brear

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Aurora Pettigrew has a loving family, a nice home, a comfortable life. She's waiting for the right man to offer marriage, and the man for her is Reid Sinclair, heir to the Sinclair fortune. But Reid's mother is against the match and unearths a secret...

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A lucky sixpence by Anne Baker

A lucky sixpence

Anne Baker

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It's 1937 and for sisters Lizzie and Milly Travis there's nothing quite like the thrill of the funfair at New Brighton. Amid the bright lights and whirling rides, Lizzie wins a lucky sixpence on a stall - as well as the heart of a handsome stallholder....

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Snow on the cobbles by Maggie Sullivan

Snow on the cobbles

Maggie Sullivan

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When Lizzie moves with her mother and her brothers to No. 9 Coronation Street at the end of the Second World War, it's a new start for all of them after the losses and heartache they've endured. Things look up for Lizzie when she lands a job as a barmaid...

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A wife's war by Rosie Meddon

A wife's war

Rosie Meddon

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Kate Channer thought married life was going to be a grand adventure. But when Luke ships off for war before the echoes of their vows have ended, she's left behind, desperate to do something to make a difference and help bring him home. Yet life in Devon...

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The Bermondsey Bookshop  by Mary Gibson

The Bermondsey Bookshop

Mary Gibson

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"Bermondsey, 1920s. After her mother's death Kate is taken in by her father's sister, the quick-tempered Aunt Sylvie. Already struggling to feed children of her own, Aunt Sylvie treats Kate like an unwanted burden. Although Kate's father disappeared when...

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