Auckland Libraries: Large print historical fiction new titles

Large print historical fiction new titles

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Browse our collection of the latest historical fiction in large print. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.
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The foundling by Stacey Halls

The foundling

Stacey Halls

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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

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The road to Grantchester by James Runcie

The road to Grantchester

James Runcie

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Old baggage by Lissa Evans

Old baggage

Lissa Evans

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Nightingale wedding bells by Donna Douglas

Nightingale wedding bells

Donna Douglas

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The seaside angel by Evie Grace

The seaside angel

Evie Grace

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Daughters of Liverpool by Kate Eastham

Daughters of Liverpool

Kate Eastham

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Impossible dream by Gemma Jackson

Impossible dream

Gemma Jackson

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Gifts for our time by Anna Jacobs

Gifts for our time

Anna Jacobs

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The engineer's wife by Tracey Enerson Wood

The engineer's wife

Tracey Enerson Wood

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"When Emily Warren Roebling marries Captain Washington 'Wash' Roebling-the handsome, charming soldier of her dreams, and her brother's dear friend and aide during the Civil War - a lifetime of family fun and happiness seems within her grasp. But then...

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The queen's secret by Karen (Karen S.) Harper

The queen's secret

Karen (Karen S.) Harper

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"1939. As the wife of King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth—“the queen mother”—shows a warm, smiling face to the world. But it’s no surprise that Hitler himself calls her the “Most Dangerous Woman in Europe.” For behind that soft...

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Arapaho summer by Kinley Roby

Arapaho summer

Kinley Roby

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"In 1867, two Union veterans and two Arapaho women they rescue from a Lakota war party set off on the Oregon Trail in search of a new beginning. Captain Caleb Stone and Sergeant Dil Smith find their plans to start over must change to include Little Rain...

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Light changes everything by Nancy E. Turner

Light changes everything

Nancy E. Turner

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"It's the summer of 1907 and the sun is scorching down on Mary Pearl in the Arizona Territory. Mary Pearl and her sister Esther take their minds off the heat by sneaking banned Jane Austen novels from Aunt Sarah Elliot's lively bookshelf. Whispered read...

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A hundred suns by Karin Tanabe

A hundred suns

Karin Tanabe

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"On a humid afternoon in 1933, American Jessie Lesage steps off a boat from Paris and onto the shores of Vietnam. Accompanying her French husband Victor, an heir to the Michelin rubber fortune, she's certain that their new life is full of promise, for...

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The girls with no names by Serena Burdick

The girls with no names

Serena Burdick

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"The Girls with No Names pulls readers into the gilded age of New York City in the 1910s, when suffragettes marched in the street, unions fought for better work conditions - and girls were confined to the House of Mercy for daring to break the rules....

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My dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt

My dearest Dietrich

Amanda Barratt

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"Maria von Wedemeyer knows the realities of war. Her beloved father and brother have both been killed on the battlefield. The last thing this spirited young woman needs is to fall for a man under constant surveillance by the Gestapo. How can she give...

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Blood queen by Joanna (Novelist) Courtney

Blood queen

Joanna (Novelist) Courtney

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"Scotland, 1020 AD - King Malcolm II is fading fast. It is North vs South, for two families have a claim on the inheritance of his crown. Who will gain the Scottish throne? On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, a flushed and nervous Cora MacDuff waits...

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The girl from Kingsland Market by June Tate

The girl from Kingsland Market

June Tate

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"Southampton 1920. Phoebe Collins rose to the challenge of running the family fruit and veg stall when her father did not return from the front. The work outside in Kingsland Market in all weathers can be hard, but with her mother and younger brother...

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Moonlight over Mayfair by Anton Du Beke

Moonlight over Mayfair

Anton Du Beke

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"With a new King on the throne tensions are rising in London and across Europe. Not yet recovered from the Great Depression, there's talk of another war coming. Demonstrator dancer Raymond de Guise must hide his own views and put on a show for the rich...

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A woman's war by Simon Block

A woman's war

Simon Block

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"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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The book of longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The book of longings

Sue Monk Kidd

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"Raised in a wealthy family in Sepphoris with ties to the ruler of Galilee, Ana is rebellious and ambitious, a relentless seeker with a brilliant, curious mind and a daring spirit. She yearns for a pursuit worthy of her life, but finds no outlet for ...

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The sister's secret by Jennie Felton

The sister's secret

Jennie Felton

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"Rowan Sykes is overjoyed when her beloved sister Laurel takes a new job and moves back to Fairley Terrace. Laurel is protective of her fiercely clever younger sister, who has always struggled to fit in, yet whilst she's happy to be home, she's keeping...

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Harbor secrets by Melody Carlson

Harbor secrets

Melody Carlson

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"A Peaceful Coastal Town ... Threatened by a Storm of Secrets. It’s 1916 when newspaperwoman Anna McDowell learns her estranged father has suffered a stroke. Deciding it’s time to repair bridges, Anna packs up her precocious adolescent daughter and heads...

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The German House by Annette Hess

The German House

Annette Hess

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"If everything your family told you was a lie, how far would you go to uncover the truth? For twenty-four-year-old Eva Bruhns, World War II is a foggy childhood memory. At the war's end, Frankfurt was a smoldering ruin, severely damaged by the Allied...

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The redeemed by Tim Pears

The redeemed

Tim Pears

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"It is 1916. The world has gone to war, and young Leo Sercombe, hauling coal aboard the HMS Queen Mary, is a long way from home. The wild, unchanging West Country roads of his boyhood seem very far away from life aboard a battlecruiser. Skimming through...

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The last train to London by Meg Waite Clayton

The last train to London

Meg Waite Clayton

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"In 1936, the Nazis are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright whose playground extends from Vienna's streets to its intricate underground tun...

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How much of these hills is gold by C Pam Zhang

How much of these hills is gold

C Pam Zhang

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"Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past....

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Josephine's garden by Stephanie Parkyn

Josephine's garden

Stephanie Parkyn

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"France, 1794. In the aftermath of the bloody end to the French Revolution, Rose de Beauharnais stumbles from prison on the day she was to be guillotined. Within a decade, she'll transform into the scandalous socialite who marries Napoleon Bonaparte,...

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The blue rose by Kate Forsyth

The blue rose

Kate Forsyth

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Viviane de Faitaud has grown up alone at her family's chateau, for her father, the Marquis de Valaine, lives at the court of Louis XVI in Versailles. After a hailstorm destroys the chateau's orchards, gardens and fields, an ambitious young Welshman, ...

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Afternoon of an autocrat by Norah Lofts

Afternoon of an autocrat

Norah Lofts

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England, 1790s: Amid the Enclosures, bringing both misery and progress in their wake, Sir Charles Augustus Shelmadine, a benevolent autocrat, rules the village of Clevely with a gentle but firm hand. But his sudden death heralds the arrival from India...

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A widow's courage by Anna Jacobs

A widow's courage

Anna Jacobs

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Lancashire, 1934: Three years after her husband's death, Stella comes into some money and decides to make a new start in the country. She falls in love with a cottage in Birch End, but an unscrupulous man wants it too... Life has also changed drastically...

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A family's heartbreak by Kitty Neale

A family's heartbreak

Kitty Neale

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When Jenny's mother abandons her and her younger siblings, she is left at the mercy of her abusive father, Henry. And when Henry beats her so badly that she ends up in the hospital, it seems like there's nowhere left for them all to go. But carpenter...

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The house on Rosebank Lane by Millie Gray

The house on Rosebank Lane

Millie Gray

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Leith, 1953: The war is over, a young queen has been crowned and eighteen-year-old Kirsten Mowat is glad to be out and about with her handsome, dark-haired sweetheart Duncan Armstrong. But there's a secret in her heart that needs to be told - and when...

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A ration book childhood by Jean Fullerton

A ration book childhood

Jean Fullerton

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In the darkest days of the Blitz, family is more important than ever... The Brogans are struggling amidst the nightly bombing raids in London's East End, and Ida is doing her very best to keep the family's spirits up. Despite the growing challenge of...

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The mothers of Quality Street by Penny Thorpe

The mothers of Quality Street

Penny Thorpe

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The Quality Street factory is fizzing with the news that the King and Queen and the two young princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret Rose, are going to visit the Mackintosh factory where the country's favourite chocolate is made. The factory floor is heady...

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A tale of two sisters by Merryn Allingham

A tale of two sisters

Merryn Allingham

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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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Veiled in smoke by Jocelyn Green

Veiled in smoke

Jocelyn Green

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"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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Daughter of Rome by Tessa Afshar

Daughter of Rome

Tessa Afshar

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"A woman with a devastating secret. A man bent on proving his worth. A chance encounter that catapults them into the heart of history. When the daughter of a prominent Roman general meets a disinherited Jewish immigrant, neither one can dream of God’s...

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Westering women by Sandra Dallas

Westering women

Sandra Dallas

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"It's February, 1852, and all around Chicago, Maggie sees the postings soliciting 'eligible women' to travel to the gold mines of Goosetown. A young seamstress with a small daughter and several painful secrets, she has nothing to lose. So she joins f...

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The innocents by Michael Crummey

The innocents

Michael Crummey

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"A novel about an orphaned brother and sister who must fend for themselves on a remote fishing outpost in the late 1800s. A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline. Their home is a stretch of rocky sho...

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A woman of war by Mandy Robotham

A woman of war

Mandy Robotham

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"Germany, 1944. Taken from the camps to serve the Fuhrer himself, Anke Hoff has been assigned as midwife to one of Hitler's inner circle. If she refuses, her family will die. Torn between her duty as a caregiver and her hatred for the regime she's now...

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The wartime midwives by Daisy Styles

The wartime midwives

Daisy Styles

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"1939. Mary Vale, a grand and imposing Mother and Baby Home, sits on the remote Fylde coast in Lancashire. Its doors are open to unmarried women who come to hide their condition and find sanctuary. Women from all walks of life pass through Mary Vale,...

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The sisters of St. Croix by Diney Costeloe

The sisters of St. Croix

Diney Costeloe

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"A gripping story of love, death and danger in Nazi Occupied France. When Adelaide Anson-Gravetty finds out her father is not the man who raised her, she is both shocked and intrigued. Determined to find out more about her new family, she travels to ...

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The mirror & the light by Hilary Mantel

The mirror & the light

Hilary Mantel

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"England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the s...

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The other Windsor girl by Georgie Blalock

The other Windsor girl

Georgie Blalock

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"Diana, Catherine, Meghan … glamorous Princess Margaret outdid them all. Springing into post-World War II society, and quite naughty and haughty, she lived in a whirlwind of fame and notoriety. Georgie Blalock captures the fascinating, fast-living princess...

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Daughter of Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

Daughter of Moloka'i

Alan Brennert

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"This companion tale to Moloka'i tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel Kalama—quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa—was forced to give up at birth. The book follows young Ruth from her arrival at...

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Code name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon

Code name Hélène

Ariel Lawhon

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"Told in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during the war, Code Name Hélène is a spellbinding and moving story of enduring love, remarkable sacrifice and unfaltering resolve that chronicles the true exploits of a woman...

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Wrecker by Noel O'Reilly

Wrecker

Noel O'Reilly

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Shipwrecks are part of life in the remote village of Porthmorvoren, Cornwall. When, after a fierce storm, Mary Blight rescues a man half-dead from the sea, she ignores the whispers of her neighbours and carries him home to nurse better. Gideon Stone is...

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Liberation by Imogen Kealey

Liberation

Imogen Kealey

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To the Allies she was a fearless freedom fighter, Special Operations super spy, a woman ahead of her time. To the Gestapo she was a ghost, a shadow, the most wanted person in the world with a million-franc bounty on her head. Her name was Nancy Wake....

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The Cloud Leopard's daughter by Deborah Challinor

The Cloud Leopard's daughter

Deborah Challinor

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1863: When Kitty and Rian Farrell sail their schooner KATIPO III into Dunedin Harbour, they are on tenterhooks. The new Otago goldfields have attracted all comers, including their friend Wong Fu from Ballarat, who has sent a message asking them for help....

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Ha'penny schemes by Gemma Jackson

Ha'penny schemes

Gemma Jackson

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In 1920s inner-city Dublin tenements, Ivy Rose Murphy struggles to survive in the harsh poverty-stricken environment she was born into. She is trying to adapt to her new role as a married woman. There are those jealous of the improvements she has managed...

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A store at war by Joanna Toye

A store at war

Joanna Toye

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It's 1941 and young Lily Collins is starting work in Midlands department store Marlow's. As the air raid sirens blare, Lily learns the ropes from her sophisticated boss, Miss Frobisher, alongside shy fellow junior Gladys. But her friendship with young...

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The district nurses of Victory Walk by Annie Groves

The district nurses of Victory Walk

Annie Groves

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Alice Lake has arrived in London from Liverpool to start her training as a district nurse, but her journey has been far from easy. Her parents think that she should settle down and get married, but she has already had her heart broken once and isn't about...

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A sister's sorrow by Kitty Neale

A sister's sorrow

Kitty Neale

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When Sarah Jepson's mother Annie dies, Sarah is left with her little brother Tommy to care for. Alone in the world, the two of them must make a life for themselves in the wake of the terrible upbringing they have endured. But when Tommy is struck down...

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The Copperettes at war by Sue Wilsher

The Copperettes at war

Sue Wilsher

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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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The girl in the ragged shawl by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sharp

The girl in the ragged shawl

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sha...

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"Eliza was left as a small baby at the workhouse in Whitechapel, wrapped in her mother's shawl, which is all she has of the mother she never knew. At 11 years old, she has survived sickness, near starvation and harsh beatings. Master Simpkins and his...

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The girls from Greenway by Elizabeth Woodcraft

The girls from Greenway

Elizabeth Woodcraft

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"1960s Chelmsford. Angie Smith lives in Greenway, Chelmsford, with her elder sister Doreen, their struggling mother and their drunk, violent father. Bored of her job, and of her dull, ordinary boyfriend, Angie dreams of bigger and better things. But then...

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Friends and enemies by Beryl Matthews

Friends and enemies

Beryl Matthews

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"1941, London. Sirens warn of danger as German bomber planes approach the city. Ever cautious, Kathy and her mother head immediately for the nearest public air raid shelter but are separated in the desperate scramble to safety. When the building is d...

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The hidden by Mary Chamberlain

The hidden

Mary Chamberlain

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"Dora Simon and Joe O'Cleary live in separate countries, accepting of their twilight years. But their monochrome worlds are abruptly upended by the arrival of Barbara Hummel, who is determined to identify the mysterious woman whose photograph she has...

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Mulberry Lane babies by Rosie Clarke

Mulberry Lane babies

Rosie Clarke

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"1941 Mulberry Lane, London. War rages but new life brings new hope ... Times are hard for all on Mulberry Lane as the war rages into yet another year. Desperate times push people into dangerous situations, and the residents of Mulberry Lane are not ...

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The night watchman by Louise Erdrich

The night watchman

Louise Erdrich

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"It is 1953. Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the first factory to open near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a prominent Chippewa Council member, trying to understand a new bill that is soon to be put before ...

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Lies in white dresses by Sofia Grant

Lies in white dresses

Sofia Grant

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"In the 1940s and 50s, women who needed a fast divorce went to Nevada to live on a ranch with other women in the same boat. Francie Meeker and Vi Carothers were sold a bill of goods: find a man, marry him in a white wedding gown, and live happily ever...

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Where the light enters by Sara Donati

Where the light enters

Sara Donati

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"Dr. Sophie Savard, daughter of free people of color, returns home to the achingly familiar rhythms of Manhattan in the early spring of 1884 to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. With the help of Dr. Anna Savard, her dearest friend, cousin,...

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Confessions to Mr. Roosevelt by Marilyn J. Holt

Confessions to Mr. Roosevelt

Marilyn J. Holt

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"Historian Holt (Children of the Western Plains) makes her fiction debut with a not especially exciting but pleasant mystery set in 1936. With jobs so desperately scarce, would-be writer Ellen Hartley is pleased to be hired by the Federal Writers' Project...

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The glass woman by Caroline Lea

The glass woman

Caroline Lea

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"1686, Iceland. An isolated, windswept land haunted by witch trials and steeped in the ancient sagas ... Betrothed unexpectedly to Jón Eiríksson, Rósa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village of Stykkishólmur. Here, the villagers are wary...

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The sweetest fruits by Monique T. D. Truong

The sweetest fruits

Monique T. D. Truong

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"A Greek woman tells of how she willed herself out of her father's cloistered house, married an Irish officer in the British Army, and came to Ireland with her two-year-old son in 1852, only to be forced to leave without him soon after. An African Am...

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Serving up love

Serving up love

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"This intriguing novella collection crosses the country-from Kansas to Texas, the Grand Canyon to New Mexico-with tales of sweet romance while exploring the fascinating history of the Harvey girls: young women seeking adventure and independence who worked...

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A thimbleful of hope by Evie Grace

A thimbleful of hope

Evie Grace

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Dover, 1864: Violet Rayfield leads a happy life with her family in a beautiful terrace on Camden Crescent. But Violet's seemingly perfect world is shattered when her father makes a decision that costs her family everything. Now Violet must sacrifice all...

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The poor relation by Susanna Bavin

The poor relation

Susanna Bavin

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Manchester, 1908. Attractive, intelligent Mary Maitland is furious to learn that her pompous boss will never promote her, simply because she is a woman. Despite financial support from her family, Mary is determined to strike out on her own and earn a...

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The lost daughter by Sylvia Broady

The lost daughter

Sylvia Broady

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Hull, 1930. A terrified woman runs through the dark, rain-lashed streets pursued by a man, desperate to reach the sanctuary of the local police station. Alice Goddard runs with one thing in mind: her daughter. In her panic she is hit by a car and rushed...

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Courage of the shipyard girls by Nancy Revell

Courage of the shipyard girls

Nancy Revell

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Sunderland, 1942: Polly's heart and her future are hanging in the balance... Polly's sweetheart Tommy has been declared missing while serving overseas, and although there is no certainty that he is dead, there is no guarantee that he will return home....

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The soldier's return by Rosie Meddon

The soldier's return

Rosie Meddon

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Kate Channer is settled in London, helping her half-sister Naomi as housekeeper while the Great War rages on. When Naomi's brother Ned is sent home seriously injured, it's up to Kate to manage the household as well as Ned's rehabilitation. But with the...

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The widow of Rose House by Diana Biller

The widow of Rose House

Diana Biller

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"It's 1875, and Alva Webster has perfected her stiff upper lip after three years of being pilloried in the presses of two continents over fleeing her abusive husband. Now his sudden death allows her to return to New York to make a fresh start, restor...

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A Liverpool girl by Elizabeth (Actor) Morton

A Liverpool girl

Elizabeth (Actor) Morton

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"Her father is dead and her mother doesn't want her ... When Babby's dad is killed in a senseless bar room brawl it changes their family forever. She is sent away only to return home a few years later, unmarried and pregnant. Her mother is incandescent...

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When midnight comes by Beryl Matthews

When midnight comes

Beryl Matthews

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"1856. Christine Banner is alone after her father's death. Determined to make her own way in the world, she stumbles onto an estate in the New Forest where she finds work that she loves. However, when the future looks uncertain, Christine's skill at ...

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The silken rose by Carol McGrath

The silken rose

Carol McGrath

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"1236. Beautiful Ailenor of Provence, cultured and intelligent, is only thirteen when she marries Henry III. Aware of the desperate importance of providing heirs to secure the throne from those who would snatch it away, she is ruthless in her dealings...

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A single thread by Tracy Chevalier

A single thread

Tracy Chevalier

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"Violet Speedwell, mourning for both her fiancé and her brother and regarded by society as a ‘surplus woman’ unlikely to marry, resolves to escape her suffocating mother and strike out alone. A new life awaits her in Winchester. Yes, it is one of dra...

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A hope at the end of the world by Sarah Lark

A hope at the end of the world

Sarah Lark

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In the chaos of World War II, having lost everything, Polish teenagers Helena and Luzyna Grabowski are shipped to a refugee camp in Persia. When they hear that orphans are being selected for relocation to New Zealand, Helena is filled with hope - until...

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The librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The librarian of Auschwitz

Antonio Iturbe

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Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken along with her mother and father from the Terezin ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Fredy Hirsch...

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Victory for the shipyard girls by Nancy Revell

Victory for the shipyard girls

Nancy Revell

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Sunderland, 1942. With the war showing no sign of abating, Helen is thriving in her role as shipyard manager. But at home the return of her father brings a shocking discovery that tears her family apart. Meanwhile Gloria is shouldering the burden of a...

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A precious gift by Rosie Goodwin

A precious gift

Rosie Goodwin

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Nuneaton, 1911. When Holly Farthing's overbearing grandfather tries to force her to marry a dowdy widower twice her age she finally says no. As he refuses to support her any longer, Holly flees to London, bringing her best friend and maid, Ivy, with her....

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Emmerdale at war by Pamela Bell

Emmerdale at war

Pamela Bell

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Can the nation's favourite village make peace with each other? It is a must for fans of ITV's Emmerdale, and readers who love heart-warming and heart-breaking stories set during wartime. Pamela Bell's book transports us to the Yorkshire Dales in the midst...

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The ha'penny place by Gemma Jackson

The ha'penny place

Gemma Jackson

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Ivy Rose Murphy has come up in the world. She still begs for discards from the homes of the wealthy which lie only a stone's throw from The Lane, the poverty-ridden tenements where she lives. These discards she repairs and sells around the Dublin markets....

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Wedding bells for Land Girls by Jenny Holmes

Wedding bells for Land Girls

Jenny Holmes

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Summer 1942. Britain is in the depths of war and the Women's Land Army is hard at work looking after the farms while the men are away fighting. For Yorkshire Land Girls and firm friends Grace, Brenda and Una, romance in wartime comes with a host of c...

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Out of darkness, shining light by Petina Gappah

Out of darkness, shining light

Petina Gappah

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"'This is how we carried out of Africa the poor broken body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, David Livingstone, so that he could be borne across the sea and buried in his own land.' So begins Petina Gappah's powerful novel of exploration and adventure in....

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On swift horses by Shannon Pufahl

On swift horses

Shannon Pufahl

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"Muriel, newly married and newly orphaned, works as a waitress in a San Diego diner. As she pours coffee and empties ashtrays, she eavesdrops on her customers, the ex-jockeys and trainers of the Del Mar racetrack. When she begins, secretly, to bet on...

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Cilka's journey by Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Cilka's journey

Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

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"Her beauty saved her life and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from...

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The giver of stars by Jojo Moyes

The giver of stars

Jojo Moyes

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"Alice Wright has travelled halfway across the world to escape her stifling life in England. Handsome American businessman Bennett Van Cleve represents a fresh start. But she soon realises that swapping the twitching curtains of suburbia for newlywed...

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The sisters of Summit Avenue by Lynn Cullen

The sisters of Summit Avenue

Lynn Cullen

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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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A long petal of the sea by Isabel Allende

A long petal of the sea

Isabel Allende

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"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

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"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 daughters of Ironbridge by Mollie Walton

The daughters of Ironbridge

Mollie Walton

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"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

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"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

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"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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Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas

Damascus

Christos Tsiolkas

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"'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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