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Take a trip to the days of yore in these historical fiction titles in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print, or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Henrietta's War by Joyce Dennys

Henrietta's War

Joyce Dennys

eBook

"Spirited Henrietta wishes she was the kind of doctor's wife who knew exactly how to deal with the daily upheavals of war. But then, everyone in her close-knit Devonshire village seems to find different ways to cope: there's the indomitable Lady B, who...

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Henrietta sees it through by Joyce Dennys

Henrietta sees it through

Joyce Dennys

eBook

The war is now in its third year and although nothing can dent the unwavering patriotism of Henrietta and her friends, everyone in the Devonshire village has their anxious moments. Henrietta takes up weeding and plays the triangle in the local orchestra...

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Devil's consort by Anne O'Brien

Devil's consort

Anne O'Brien

eBook

"Now I have reached my fifteenth year. One day I will be Duchess of Aquitaine and Gascony, Countess of Poitou. My lands will be vast, wealthy and well-governed. I will be influential and so they say beautiful. Do my father's renowned troubadours not sing...

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Alias GraceAlias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Alias GraceAlias Grace

Margaret Atwood

eAudiobook

Sixteen years have passed since Grace was locked up, at the age of sixteen, for the cold-blooded murders of her employer and his housekeeper/lover. Her alleged accomplice in the crimes, James McDermot, paid the extreme sentence of the law and was hanged...

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Postcards by Annie Proulx

Postcards

Annie Proulx

eBook

Postcards' is the story of Loyal Blood, a man who spends a lifetime on the run from a crime so terrible that it renders him forever incapable of touching a woman. The odyssey begins on a freezing Vermont hillside in 1944 and propels Blood across the ...

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Never surrender by Michael Dobbs

Never surrender

Michael Dobbs

eBook

This is a novel of four crucial weeks in which Churchill and Hitler faced each other in a battle of wills. At its end, Hitler was at the gates of Paris and master of all he surveyed. But Churchill had already broken him on the most crucial battlefield...

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Veiled in smoke by Jocelyn Green

Veiled in smoke

Jocelyn Green

Large Print

"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

Large Print

"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

Large Print

"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

Large Print

"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

Large Print

"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

Large Print

"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

Large Print

"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 dictionary of lost words  by Pip Williams

The dictionary of lost words

Pip Williams

Book

"In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the 'Scriptorium',...

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Last man to die by Michael Dobbs

Last man to die

Michael Dobbs

eBook

Spring 1945. The final weeks of the war. One man holds the secret that will decide the fate of post-war Europe: Peter Hencke, an unlikely hero, a German prisoner-of-war on the run. Refusing to wait for peace and the freedom it will finally bring, Hencke...

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The street by Kay Brellend

The street

Kay Brellend

eBook

The Street introduces the Kievers, a family who aren't afraid to say what they mean and back it up with their fists if they have to. With the country on the brink of war, Alice is desperate to escape from the grim surroundings of Campbell Rd, but her...

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Daughter of the sea by Sylvia Broady

Daughter of the sea

Sylvia Broady

eBook

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

The queen's secret

Karen (Karen S.) Harper

eBook

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The library of legends by Janie Chang

The library of legends

Janie Chang

eAudiobook

"The Library of Legends is a gorgeous, poetic journey threaded with mist and magic about a group from a Chinese university who take to the road to escape the Japanese invasion of 1937 - only to discover that danger stalks them from within. Janie Chang...

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

The queen's secret

Karen (Karen S.) Harper

eAudiobook

If you love Jennifer Robson or The Crown you will love New York Times bestselling author Karen Harper's novel about Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. 1939. As the wife of the King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth--"the queen mother"--shows...

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Dragon rising by M. Lynn

Dragon rising

M. Lynn

eAudiobook

Sometimes a battle isn't waged on a bloody field.Sometimes it's won within the heart of one girl. Hua Minglan wants revenge for the death of her sister, and she'll do anything to get it. A war is brewing between Piao and the Kou warriors to the north,...

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Tsarina  by Ellen Alpsten

Tsarina

Ellen Alpsten

Book

"Spring 1690: Illegitimate and destitute and strikingly beautiful, Marta has survived the brutal Russian winter in her remote Baltic village. Sold by her family into household labour at the age of fifteen, Marta befriends a maid who kills herself after...

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The prisoner's wife  by Maggie Brookes

The prisoner's wife

Maggie Brookes

Book

"Inspired by a true story, a daring deception plunges a courageous and desperate young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves. Czechoslovakia, 1944. In the dead of night a farm girl and a British soldier creep thr...

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The secrets between us  by Judith. author. Lennox

The secrets between us

Judith. author. Lennox

Book

"It is Christmas 1937 when sisters Rowan and Thea travel from London to Scotland to visit their dying father. Having lost their mother in a tragic sailing accident when they were young, the two women are accustomed to grief. But they have no idea that...

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A hundred suns  by Karin Tanabe

A hundred suns

Karin Tanabe

Book

"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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A widow's courage  by Anna Jacobs

A widow's courage

Anna Jacobs

Book

Lancashire 1934. Three years after her husband's sudden death, Stella comes into some money unexpectedly and decides to make a new start in the country. She settles on Ellin Valley, where she quickly begins to make friends. She falls in love with a cottage...

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1356 by Bernard Cornwell

1356

Bernard Cornwell

eBook

"The Hundred Years War rages on and the bloodiest battles are yet to be fought. Across France, towns are closing their gates, the crops are burning and the country stands alert to danger. The English army, victorious at the Battle of Crecy and led by...

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Infamous by Ace Atkins

Infamous

Ace Atkins

eBook

In July 1933, the gangster known as George "Machine Gun" Kelly staged the kidnapping-for-ransom of an Oklahoma oilman. He would live to regret it. Kelly was never the sharpest knife in the drawer, and what started clean soon became messy, as two of ...

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Devil's garden by Ace Atkins

Devil's garden

Ace Atkins

eBook

"San Francisco, September 1921: Silent-screen comedy star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle is throwing a wild party in his suite at the St. Francis Hotel: girls, jazz, bootleg hooch . . . and a dead actress named Virginia Rappe. The D.A. says it was Arbuckle who...

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Stigmata by Colin Falconer

Stigmata

Colin Falconer

eBook

1205 AD: Philip of Vercy sails away from the roasting wasteland where he has passed the last year. As a Knight of the Realm, he has fought the infidel in the Holy Land. Now, after twelve months of savage, bloody warfare in the scorching sun, he is fi...

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Keep smiling through  by Ellie. author. Dean

Keep smiling through

Ellie. author. Dean

Book

"June 1940. Despite losing her mother at a young age and with her father away on important war work, seventeen-year-old Rita Smith has plenty to turn to in the close-knit community of Cliffhaven. Until Italy sides with Germany and Rita's closest friends...

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The anointed  by Michael. author. Arditti

The anointed

Michael. author. Arditti

Book

"Michal is a princess, Abigail a wealthy widow, and Bathsheba a soldier's bride, but as women in Ancient Israel their destiny is the same: to obey their fathers, serve their husbands and raise their children.Marriage to King David seems to offer them...

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The bonds of Earth by E. V. (Ernest Victor) Thompson

The bonds of Earth

E. V. (Ernest Victor) Thompson

eBook

In 1837 when rich deposits of copper ore are discovered, a huge influx of out-of-work miners flock to the area from Cornwall's far west, bringing with them problems alien to the hard-working but easy-going countrymen. Young Goran Trebartha, whose working...

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The Campbell Road girls by Kay Brellend

The Campbell Road girls

Kay Brellend

eBook

Gritty and gripping saga set on one of London's most notorious streets, from the author of The Street and Coronation Day. She's a good girl - in a bad world ... Lucy Keiver has come back from service in the country to London's notorious Campbell Road....

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To wake the giant by Jeff Shaara

To wake the giant

Jeff Shaara

eBook

"In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt watches uneasily as the world heads rapidly down a dangerous path. The Japanese have waged an aggressive campaign against China, and they now begin to expand their ambitions to other parts of Asia. As their e...

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The Emperor's babe by Bernardine Evaristo

The Emperor's babe

Bernardine Evaristo

eBook

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Beyond the ghetto gates  by Michelle Cameron

Beyond the ghetto gates

Michelle Cameron

Book

"When Napoleon Bonaparte's French troops occupy the Italian port city of Ancona in 1796-1797, freeing the city's Jews from their repressive ghetto, it unleashes a whirlwind of progressivism and brutal backlash as two very different cultures collide. Mirelle,...

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Netherfield Park revisited  by Rebecca Ann Collins

Netherfield Park revisited

Rebecca Ann Collins

Book

"Jonathan Bingley, son of Charles and Jane Bingley, is the new master of Netherfield Park. Jonathan is clever, handsome, and more politically active than his easygoing father, and is a deeply passionate man who faces major crisis in his life and that...

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The Spitfire girls fly for victory  by Jenny Holmes

The Spitfire girls fly for victory

Jenny Holmes

Book

"Bobbie Fraser, Mary Holland and Jean Thornton are Atta Girls - part of the Air Transport Auxiliary team flying planes between bases. Their work is dangerous and they constantly put themselves at risk, but their courage always co .mes through. Now there's...

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Memories are made of this by June Francis

Memories are made of this

June Francis

eBook

Liverpool, 1954. Young Jeanette Walker often wonders what became of her mother who disappeared without trace during a wartime bombing raid thirteen years before. Was she killed outright, or did she run off with another man, as tyrannical Great Aunt E...

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A ration book wedding  by Jean. author. Fullerton

A ration book wedding

Jean. author. Fullerton

Book

"It's February 1942 and the American's have finally joined Britain and its allies. Meanwhile, twenty-three-year-old Francesca Fabrino, like thousands of other women, is doing her bit for the war effort in a factory in East London. But her thoughts ar...

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The brave daughters  by Mary. author. Wood

The brave daughters

Mary. author. Wood

Book

"They would fight for their country, at all costs . . . When Sibbie and Marjie arrive at RAF Digby, they are about to take on roles of national importance. It's a cause of great excitement for everyone around them. Perhaps they will become code-breakers,...

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The library of legends  by Janie Chang

The library of legends

Janie Chang

Book

"China, 1937: When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University are ordered to flee. Lian and a convoy of more than a hundred students, faculty, and staff must walk a thousand...

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Daughter of the Reich  by Louise Fein

Daughter of the Reich

Louise Fein

Book

"Leipzig, 1930's Germany. Hetty Herta is a young girl growing up under Nazi rule. With an SS officer father, a brother in the Luftwaffe and a member of the BDM Hetty is the epitome of a perfect German child. But Walter changes everything. Blond haire...

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The mirror & the light by Hilary Mantel

The mirror & the light

Hilary Mantel

Large Print

"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

Large Print

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

The queen's secret

Karen (Karen S.) Harper

Book

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So far away by Meg Mitchell Moore

So far away

Meg Mitchell Moore

eAudiobook

Thirteen-year-old Natalie Gallagher is trying to escape: from her parents' ugly divorce, and from the vicious cyber-bullying of her former best friend. Kathleen Lynch is an archivist at a Boston library, a widow, estranged from her only daughter. Their...

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The sunken road by Garry Disher

The sunken road

Garry Disher

eBook

"This is a moving, powerful novel set in the wheat and wool country of mid-north South Australia. At once the story of a region, a town and people, it is also the story of Anna Tolley - "leggy, wilful and auburn-haired, always answering back" - who l...

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The library of legends by Janie Chang

The library of legends

Janie Chang

eBook

China, 1937: When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates are entrusted with a 500-year-old collection of Chinese myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends, and must walk a thousand miles...

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Summer darlings by Brooke Lea Foster

Summer darlings

Brooke Lea Foster

eAudiobook

Set during the splendid summer days of 1960s Martha's Vineyard, this page-turning debut novel pulls back the curtain on one mysterious and wealthy family as seen through the eyes of their nanny--a college student who, while falling in love on the ele...

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Colour of stealth  by Mark Porath

Colour of stealth

Mark Porath

Book

Mystery thriller which challenges us all to think in more detail about our ancestors, and perhaps revisit assumptions that have grown into accepted facts over time. Cracking a code is the fundamental achievement of two young boys and leads to opportunities...

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Heroes on the home front by Annie Clarke

Heroes on the home front

Annie Clarke

Audio CD

December 1941, North East England. Despite the loss of her father, Sarah is settling into her new role at the munitions factory. Her blossoming romance with pitman Stan is a welcome distraction from the dangerous working conditions. But a shocking re...

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The seaside angel by Evie Grace

The seaside angel

Evie Grace

Audio CD

Margate, 1884. When 17-year-old Hannah Bentley fled the family home, she never dreamed she'd find her feet working as a nurse on the children's ward at the Royal Sea Bathing Infirmary. She adores her patients and the sea air, and looks forward to a time...

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The Spitfire girls by Jenny Holmes

The Spitfire girls

Jenny Holmes

Audio CD

Mary is a driver for the ATA and although she yearns to fly a Spitfire, she fears her humble background will hold her back. After all, glamorous Angela is set to be the next 'Atta Girl' on recruitment posters. Bobbie learned to fly in her father's pr...

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A Liverpool girl by Elizabeth Morton

A Liverpool girl

Elizabeth Morton

Audio CD

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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Impossible dream by Gemma Jackson

Impossible dream

Gemma Jackson

Audio CD

In 1898 three young girls leave a Dublin orphanage to enter a life of domestic service. They are placed in the home of Captain Charles Whitmore, but he is preparing to set off on a long sea voyage. His wife Georgina, desperate to break free from a vi...

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Emmerdale at war by Pamela Bell

Emmerdale at war

Pamela Bell

Audio CD

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 Forces' sweethearts by Rosie Archer

The Forces' sweethearts

Rosie Archer

Audio CD

1943, and The Bluebird Girls are at the top of their game. They are touring with ENSA, visiting army bases across the world in order to boost the morale of the brave boys fighting in the desert and the jungle. The hours are long and the travelling...

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The last days of the Romanov dancers by Kerri Turner

The last days of the Romanov dancers

Kerri Turner

Audio CD

Valentina Yershova's position in the Romanovs' Imperial Russian Ballet is the only thing keeping her from the clutches of poverty. With determination, she has clawed her way through the ranks, relying not only on her talent but her alliances with inf...

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To the strongest by Robert Fabbri

To the strongest

Robert Fabbri

Audio CD

Babylon, 323 BC: Alexander the Great is dead, leaving behind him the largest empire the world has ever seen. As his final breaths fade in a room of seven bodyguards, Alexander refuses to name a successor. But without a natural heir, who will take the...

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The variety girls by Tracy Baines

The variety girls

Tracy Baines

Audio CD

After the tragic death of her father, aspiring singer Jessie Delaney has been forced to live with her bullying aunt and dreams of getting the break of a lifetime to escape. When she's cast as one of the Variety Girls in a new show at the Empire Theatre,...

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Only a mother knows by Annie Groves

Only a mother knows

Annie Groves

eBook

A compelling novel about four young women in wartime London, from the best-selling author of London Belles and My Sweet Valentine. In Article Row, in London's Holborn ' four young women, Tilly, Sally, Dulcie and Agnes ' have already been witnesses to...

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The Paris hours  by Alex George

The Paris hours

Alex George

Book

"One day in the City of Lights. One night in search of lost time. Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius. But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city's most famous citizens, four regular people...

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The Viennese girl  by Jenny Lecoat

The Viennese girl

Jenny Lecoat

Book

"In June 1940, the inhabitants of the British Channel islands watch in horror as the German army takes possession unopposed in preparation for their invasion of England. Hedy Bercu, a young Jewish girl from Vienna who fled to the safety of Jersey two...

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Unyielding hope  by Janette Oke

Unyielding hope

Janette Oke

Book

"In the early twentieth century, Lillian Walsh rushes to a reunion after discovering the sister she believed dead is likely alive. But Grace has dreams beyond anything Lillian imagines. Can Lillian set aside her own plans and join her sister in an ad...

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The seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig

The seduction of the Crimson Rose

Lauren Willig

eBook

"Determined to secure another London season without assistance from her new brother-in-law, Mary Alsworthy accepts a secret assignment from Lord Vaughn on behalf of the Pink Carnation: to infiltrate the ranks of the dreaded French spy, the Black Tulip,...

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The queen's rivals by Brandy Purdy

The queen's rivals

Brandy Purdy

eBook

Ladies Jane, Katherine, and Mary Grey, cousins to Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I live in constant fear that their positions of being too close to the throne will be their eventual downfall.

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The mischief of the mistletoe by Lauren Willig

The mischief of the mistletoe

Lauren Willig

eBook

Arabella Dempsey's dear friend Jane Austen warned her against teaching. But Miss Climpson's Select Seminary for Young Ladies seems the perfect place for Arabella to claim her independence while keeping an eye on her younger sisters nearby. Just befor...

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She rises by Kate Worsley

She rises

Kate Worsley

eBook

Sarah Waters meets Carol Birch in a breathtaking historical novel of love, adventure, and identity--with a shocking twist. It is 1740 and Louise Fletcher, a young dairy maid on an Essex farm, has been warned of the lure of the sea for as long as she ...

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The deception of the emerald ring by Lauren Willig

The deception of the emerald ring

Lauren Willig

eBook

The year is 1803 and England and France remain at odds. Hoping to break the English once and for all, Napoleon backs a ring of Irish rebels in uprisings against England and sends the Black Tulip, France’s most deadly spy, to the Emerald Isle to help....

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The prince of legend by Jack Ludlow

The prince of legend

Jack Ludlow

eBook

Thanks to the stratagems of Bohemund de Hauteville, leader of the Apulian Normans, the Crusade has taken the city of Antioch, and just in time. Once the besiegers, Bohemund and his men are about to become the besieged -- a huge Turkish-led army, commanded...

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Silver wattle by Belinda Alexandra

Silver wattle

Belinda Alexandra

eBook

In fear for their lives after the sudden death of their mother, Adéla and Klára must flee Prague to find refuge with their uncle in Australia. There, Adéla becomes a film director at a time when the local industry is starting to feel the competition ...

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Kiss of the highlander by Karen Marie Moning

Kiss of the highlander

Karen Marie Moning

eBook

A-- A woman changed forever in his arms ... Gwen Cassidy had come to Scotland to shake up her humdrum life and, just maybe, meet a man. How could she have known that a tumble down a Highland ravine would send her plunging into an underground cavern --...

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Shakespeare for squirrels by Christopher Moore

Shakespeare for squirrels

Christopher Moore

eBook

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A dragon's legacy  by Catrin Collier

A dragon's legacy

Catrin Collier

Book

"For those possessed of John Hughes's vision and work ethic, the town of Hughesovka on the Russian Steppe has fulfilled their wildest dreams. Colliers and ironworkers born in the slums of Merthyr, find themselves wealthy enough to buy and build palaces...

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A theatre for dreamers  by Polly Samson

A theatre for dreamers

Polly Samson

Book

"1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston, troubled king and...

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Liberation  by Imogen Kealey

Liberation

Imogen Kealey

Book

"To the allies, she was a fearless freedom fighter, a Special Operations legend, a woman ahead of her time. To the Gestapo, she was a ghost, a shadow, the most wanted person in the world. But at first, Nancy Wake was just another young woman living...

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Red sorghum by Yan Mo

Red sorghum

Yan Mo

eBook

A novel of family, myth, and memory set during the fratricidal barbarity of 1930s China follows the Chinese as they battle the Japanese and each other.

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Daughter of Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

Daughter of Moloka'i

Alan Brennert

Large Print

"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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The lace maiden by Evie Grace

The lace maiden

Evie Grace

Audio CD

Deal, Kent, 1817: In Deal's narrow alleyways, amid the gloomy counting houses and muttering inns, Louisa, Winnie and Grace Lennicker live in a dangerous world. When their father, a talented smuggler, is murdered by a rival gang, the sisters are forced...

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Secrets of the homefront girls by Kate Thompson

Secrets of the homefront girls

Kate Thompson

Audio CD

Stratford, 1939: Britain is at war, but on the home front keeping up morale and appearances go hand in hand. For the women working at Yardley's cosmetics factory, it's business as usual. Renee Gunn is the queen of the lipstick belt - although her che...

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Beneath a stormy sky by AnneMarie Brear

Beneath a stormy sky

AnneMarie Brear

Audio CD

1879: Shipwrecked off the west coast of Australia, Louisa Reynolds is aided by an aboriginal girl and a kindly doctor, eventually making a fresh start in the town of Albany. Unexpected new friendships with two men, old gentleman George and dashing Connor,...

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A daughter's price by Emma Hornby

A daughter's price

Emma Hornby

Audio CD

Laura Cannock is on the run, suspected of killing her bullying husband, and his family are out for revenge. Fleeing from her beloved home of Bolton to Manchester, Laura seeks refuge with her coal-merchant uncle. But her relief is short-lived as it soon...

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The house on Rosebank Lane by Millie Gray

The house on Rosebank Lane

Millie Gray

Audio CD

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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Liberation by Imogen Kealey

Liberation

Imogen Kealey

Audio CD

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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From this day forward by Beryl Matthews

From this day forward

Beryl Matthews

Audio CD

As if everyday life in London's slums wasn't hard enough for Jane Roberts and her three children, the day that ne'er-do-well husband Bert walks out on his family as rent day draws near is a particularly dark time. In the wake of his desertion, the family...

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Polly's angel by Katie Flynn

Polly's angel

Katie Flynn

Audio CD

1936. Polly's guardian angel has to work overtime when her large family is forced to move from the countryside they love into central Liverpool. Money is desperately short and with her mother working and her father sick, Polly is easily led astray by...

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A widow's courage by Anna Jacobs

A widow's courage

Anna Jacobs

Audio CD

Lancashire, 1934. Three years after her husband's sudden death, Stella comes into some money unexpectedly 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 also c...

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The book of longings  by Sue Monk Kidd

The book of longings

Sue Monk Kidd

Book

"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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Simon the fiddler  by Paulette Jiles

Simon the fiddler

Paulette Jiles

Book

"In March 1865, the long and bitter War between the States is winding down. Till now, twenty-three-year-old Simon Boudlin has evaded military duty thanks to his slight stature, youthful appearance, and utter lack of compunction about bending the truth....

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First comes scandal  by Julia Quinn

First comes scandal

Julia Quinn

Book

"She was given two choices... Georgiana Bridgerton isn't against the idea of marriage. She'd just thought she'd have some say in the matter. But with her reputation hanging by a thread after she's abducted for her dowry, Georgie is given two options:...

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In our midst  by Nancy (Novelist) Jensen

In our midst

Nancy (Novelist) Jensen

Book

"Drawing upon a long-suppressed episode in American history, when thousands of German immigrants were rounded up and interned following the attack on Pearl Harbor, In Our Midst tells the story of one family's fight to cling to the ideals of freedom a...

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Code name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon

Code name Hélène

Ariel Lawhon

Large Print

"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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Sin eater  by Megan Campisi

Sin eater

Megan Campisi

Book

"'The Sin Eater walks among us, unseen, unheard / Sins of our flesh become sins of Hers / Following Her to the grave, unseen, unheard / The Sin Eater Walks Among Us.' For the crime of stealing bread, fourteen-year-old May receives a life sentence: she...

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A daughter's secret  by Maggie Hope

A daughter's secret

Maggie Hope

Book

"Cath Raine and her sister have had a difficult childhood. Abandoned by their mother who ran off with a Canadian airman, the two young girls were forced to fend for themselves in a town rife with gossip about their family. When Cath first meets the w...

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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

Book

"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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A daughter's price  by Emma Hornby

A daughter's price

Emma Hornby

Book

"She thought she was finally safe. But first there's a price to pay... Laura Cannock is on the run, suspected of killing her bullying husband. His family are on a merciless prowl for revenge. Fleeing from their beloved home of Bolton to Manchester, Laura...

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