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The sisters of Summit Avenue  by Lynn Cullen

The sisters of Summit Avenue

Lynn Cullen

Book

Ruth has been single-handedly raising four young daughters and running her family's Indiana farm for eight long years, since her husband, John, fell into a comatose state. She wishes she could trade places with her older sister, June: blonde and beau...

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A man in love  by Martin Walser

A man in love

Martin Walser

Book

"Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is so famous his servant auctions off snippets of his hair and children and adults recite from his many works by memory. When he was a young poet, his first novel, a story of love and romantic fervor ending in suicide, was...

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Crossing the river by Caryl Phillips

Crossing the river

Caryl Phillips

eBook

The story of three different members of the same African American family, one a missionary to Liberia in the 1830s, one a freed slave settling in the "wild West", and one an American GI stationed in England during WWII.

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The huntress by Kate Quinn

The huntress

Kate Quinn

eAudiobook

From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi...

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The stolen child  by Jennie Felton

The stolen child

Jennie Felton

Book

"1911. When Stella Swift is discovered holding a shard of broken glass near her newborn baby boy, fears that she might harm William result in her being taken to Catcombe - the local asylum. Although the regime is not as harsh as it once was, it's not...

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The last train to London  by Meg Waite Clayton

The last train to London

Meg Waite Clayton

Book

"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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The guardian of lies by Kate Furnivall

The guardian of lies

Kate Furnivall

eAudiobook

Eloﳥ Caussade idolises her brother, Andre, and when he leaves to become an Intelligence Officer in Paris, she soon follows him. Having exchanged the confines of her father's farm for a life of freedom in Paris, her world comes alive. But everything c...

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Over to Candleford by Flora Thompson

Over to Candleford

Flora Thompson

eAudiobook

In the little hamlet of Lark Rise times are changing and Laura is growing up. Although she must attend the nearby village school, she would far rather read and make up stories in her head. Real-life excitement comes, however, when she and her beloved...

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Ambulance girls at war by Deborah Burrows

Ambulance girls at war

Deborah Burrows

eAudiobook

Young Maisie Halliday has escaped the grinding poverty of the northern town where she was born to live in the glittering world of professional dancing. At the outbreak of the Second World War, she volunteers as an ambulance driver. Maisie is at the Cafe...

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Graceland by Bethan Roberts

Graceland

Bethan Roberts

eAudiobook

From the moment she first holds him, Gladys Presley loves her son Elvis ferociously. She will be his greatest influence, the love of his life. And he will love her back. But while he makes it big in Hollywood and achieves unimagined wealth and fame, there...

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Ten Bells Street at war by Mary Collins

Ten Bells Street at war

Mary Collins

eAudiobook

1940, London. The Ten Bells Street girls, best friends from childhood, now find themselves surviving the war apart. Exiled from the East End, Rose works as a dancer in a Soho club - but West End life has its problems too. Now a nurse, Becky struggles...

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The lost outlaw by Paul Fraser. Collard

The lost outlaw

Paul Fraser. Collard

eAudiobook

1863, Louisiana. Jack has left the battlefield behind, but his skill soon lands him a new job. Navy Colt in hand, he embarks on the dangerous task of escorting a valuable wagon train of cotton through Texas to Mexico. With the cargo under constant attack,...

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Victory for the shipyard girls by Nancy Revell

Victory for the shipyard girls

Nancy Revell

eAudiobook

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. Gloria is shouldering the burden of a terrible...

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The ha'penny place by Gemma Jackson

The ha'penny place

Gemma Jackson

eAudiobook

Through hard work and determination, 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. She repairs and sells...

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A single thread by Tracy Chevalier

A single thread

Tracy Chevalier

eBook

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 drau...

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Ghost fire by Wilbur A. Smith

Ghost fire

Wilbur A. Smith

eBook

Theo, wracked with guilt, strikes a solitary path through life. Haunted by the spirits of lovers and family members, he is determined to atone for his mistakes. He seeks salvation in combat and conflict, joining the British in the war against the French...

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First cosmic velocity by Zach Powers

First cosmic velocity

Zach Powers

eBook

"A stunningly inventive novel set in the Russian space program during the Cold War, about the heights of mankind's accomplishments, the depths of its folly, and the remarkable magic of loyalty, love, and home" --

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The third daughter  by Talia Carner

The third daughter

Talia Carner

Book

"The late 1800s find fourteen-year-old Batya in the Russian countryside, fleeing endless pogroms with her family. Desperate, her father leaps at the opportunity to marry Batya to a worldly, wealthy stranger who can guarantee his daughter an easy life...

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The winter orphan  by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sharp

The winter orphan

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sha...

Book

"Ella has never known love. Left as a baby outside the workhouse, Ella has only ever been treated with unkindness; especially from the hateful guardians of the workhouse, who hold the fate of the inmates in their cruel hands. When she is sold as a sc...

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A map of the damage  by Sophia Tobin

A map of the damage

Sophia Tobin

Book

"London, 1941.Livy makes her way through Blitz-torn London to the Mirrormakers’ Club, the only place that makes her feels safe, where she finds herself drawn into the mystery of a missing diamond, and torn between two men with competing claims on her....

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Sharpe's devil by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's devil

Bernard Cornwell

eAudiobook

Five years on from Waterloo, Sharpe's peaceful retirement in Normandy is shattered. One of his old friends, Don Blas Vivar, has gone missing in Chile, reportedly killed by rebel forces, something his wife refuses to believe. Sharpe finds himself bound...

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Sharpe's escape by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's escape

Bernard Cornwell

eAudiobook

In the summer of 1810, the French are mounting their third and most dangerous invasion of Portugal. Sharpe's job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Discarded by his re...

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The mill girls of Albion Lane by Jenny Holmes

The mill girls of Albion Lane

Jenny Holmes

eAudiobook

Bradford, 1931: Lily Briggs works hard at Calvert Mill to make ends meet and take care of her parents and younger siblings. Now there's a blossoming romance with a childhood friend to put a spring in her step. But a run of misfortune threatens Lily's...

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Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Julia Quinn

eAudiobook

Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London. Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks...

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A tapestry of treason by Anne O'Brien

A tapestry of treason

Anne O'Brien

eAudiobook

'Gripping' The Times Her actions could make history - but at what price? 1399: Constance of York, Lady Despenser, proves herself more than a mere observer in the devious intrigues of her magnificently dysfunctional family, The House of York. Surrounded...

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Front line nurse by Rosie James

Front line nurse

Rosie James

eAudiobook

In the Great War, every act of courage counted... Angelina Green never knew her mother, who left her in a cardboard box by the East London docks on a freezing November night when she was a tiny baby. Saved by a local orphanage, she knows she owes her...

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A matter of interpretation  by Elizabeth Mac Donald

A matter of interpretation

Elizabeth Mac Donald

Book

"It’s thirteenth-century Europe and young monk, Michael Scot, has been asked by the Holy Roman Emperor to translate the works of Aristotle and recover his ‘lost’ knowledge. The Scot sets to his task, travelling from the Emperor’s Italian court to the...

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To Calais, in ordinary time  by James Meek

To Calais, in ordinary time

James Meek

Book

"Three journeys. One road. England, 1348. A gentlewoman is fleeing an odious arranged marriage, a Scottish proctor is returning home to Avignon and a handsome young ploughman in search of adventure is on his way to volunteer with a company of archers....

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The truth in our lies  by Eliza Graham

The truth in our lies

Eliza Graham

Book

"Anna Hall was a beautiful and skilled Second World War air force operative, guiding RAF pilots during the Battle of Britain—before a bomb killed her sister and left her disfigured. In the aftermath, haunted by her failure to keep her sister safe, An...

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The sweetest fruits  by Monique T. D. Truong

The sweetest fruits

Monique T. D. Truong

Book

"Three women tell the story of their time with Lafcadio Hearn, a globetrotting writer best known for his books about Meiji-era Japan. Their accounts witness Hearn's remarkable life but also seek to witness their own existence and luminous will to liv...

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Night for day  by Patrick Flanery

Night for day

Patrick Flanery

Book

"Los Angeles, 1950. Over the course of a single day, two friends grapple with the moral and professional uncertainties of the escalating Communist witch-hunt in Hollywood. Director John Marsh races to convince his actress wife not to turn informant for...

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Out of darkness, shining light  by Petina Gappah

Out of darkness, shining light

Petina Gappah

Book

"'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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Where the light enters  by Sara Donati

Where the light enters

Sara Donati

Book

"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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A single thread  by Tracy Chevalier

A single thread

Tracy Chevalier

Book

"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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Beneath the aurora by Richard Woodman

Beneath the aurora

Richard Woodman

eBook

The year is 1813. Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater succeeds Lord Dungarth as head of the Royal Navy's Secret Department. While the Grand Army of Napoleon faces defeat on the battlefields of Germany, the discovery of a secret treaty with America leads Dri...

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The Favourite Child by Freda Lightfoot

The Favourite Child

Freda Lightfoot

eBook

Where there's daring, there's danger...Isabella Ashton has always been her father's favourite, but when she gets involved with the new Birth Control Movement, he is scandalised. A decade has elapsed since the end of the Great War and running a family...

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The orphans of Bell Lane by Ruthie Lewis

The orphans of Bell Lane

Ruthie Lewis

eBook

Orphaned at a young age, Rosa has always looked out for her younger sister, Grace, protecting her from the dangers and bullies of the workhouse. So when Grace is suddenly faced with a world without Rosa, she finds herself alone and forced to make dif...

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The awakening Aten by Aidan K. Morrissey

The awakening Aten

Aidan K. Morrissey

eBook

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Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar

Wolfe Island

Lucy Treloar

eBook

"For years Kitty Hawke has lived alone on Wolfe Island, witness to the island's erosion and clinging to the ghosts of her past. Her work as a sculptor and her wolfdog Girl are enough. News of mainland turmoil is as distant as myth until refugees from...

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The burnt country by Joy Rhoades

The burnt country

Joy Rhoades

Audio CD

A scandalous secret. A deadly fire. An agonising choice. Australia 1948. As a young woman running Amiens, a sizeable sheep station in New South Wales, Kate Dowd knows she's expected to fail. And her grazier neighbour is doing his best to ensure she does,...

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One enchanted evening by Anton Du Beke

One enchanted evening

Anton Du Beke

Large Print

"London, 1936. Inside the spectacular ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, films stars, even royalty, rub shoulders with the talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them, and...

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Last letter from Istanbul by Lucy (Novelist) Foley

Last letter from Istanbul

Lucy (Novelist) Foley

Large Print

"Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home, a grand white house, nestled on the opposite bank. Memories float on the breeze - the fragrance of the fig trees, the saffron sunsets of languid summer evenings. But now those...

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An uncommon woman by Nicole Alexander

An uncommon woman

Nicole Alexander

eBook

The circus comes to town. Banned from attending by her father, Hamilton, Edwina defiantly rides to the showground dressed as a boy. There she encounters two men who will both inadvertently alter the course of her life: pastoralist Mason with his modern...

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The fisherman's girl  by Maggie Ford

The fisherman's girl

Maggie Ford

Book

"After the market crash of 1929, the Bowmaker family in Leigh-on-Sea are struggling to make ends meet. In these harsh times they must support each other or they risk their tight-knit family falling apart.But Pamela Bowmaker has a secret. Her sweetheart...

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American duchess by Karen (Karen S.) Harper

American duchess

Karen (Karen S.) Harper

Large Print

"On a cold November day in 1895, a carriage approaches St Thomas Episcopal Church on New York City's Fifth Avenue. Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. Just 18, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late,...

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The night tiger by Yangsze Choo

The night tiger

Yangsze Choo

Large Print

"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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Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin

Mistress of the Ritz

Melanie Benjamin

Large Print

"A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II - while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hotel Ritz in Paris - from the New York...

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String of pearls by Melody Carlson

String of pearls

Melody Carlson

Large Print

"By 1943 the world is in the thick of war and the home-front continues to play a vital role. The Mulligans of San Francisco do their part in the war effort, but hardships and deprivations are taking a toll and each the four Mulligan sisters are tested...

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The refuge by Ann H. Gabhart

The refuge

Ann H. Gabhart

Large Print

"1849. Darcie and Walter Goodwin join a Shaker village to escape a cholera epidemic sweeping the area. It's meant to be a temporary stay, but Walter is killed in a riverboat accident. With no family and no money, Darcie has little choice but to stay with...

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The wedding dress maker  by Leah Fleming

The wedding dress maker

Leah Fleming

Book

"In the shadow of a love lost and being disgraced by her actions, Netta Nichol must watch from the sidelines as her child is brought up by her father and stepmother. This is not the first time her stepmother has taken what is rightfully hers. First it...

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A year of ravens by Ruth Downie

A year of ravens

Ruth Downie

eBook

Britannia: land of mist and magic clinging to the western edge of the Roman Empire. A red-haired queen named Boudica led her people in a desperate rebellion against the might of Rome, an epic struggle destined to consume heroes and cowards, young and...

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A king's cutter by Richard Woodman

A king's cutter

Richard Woodman

eBook

In 1792 Nathanial Drinkwater is on the British cutter Kestrel as it goes on secret operations along the coast of France.

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead

eAudiobook

"Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival ...

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The girl from the Tyne by Melody Sachs

The girl from the Tyne

Melody Sachs

eAudiobook

With a little one on the way, Jack Wood and Alice Rooney are forced into a volatile marriage. Damaged by her own dysfunctional childhood, Alice shows little affection towards little Lizzie. Lizzie's saving grace is her loving grandmother, Mrs Wood, w...

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All the forgivenesses by Elizabeth Hardinger

All the forgivenesses

Elizabeth Hardinger

eAudiobook

Set in Appalachia and the Midwest at the turn of the twentieth century, this exquisite debut novel paints an intimately rendered portrait of one resilient farm family's challenges and hard-won triumphs-helmed by an unforgettable heroine.

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Amandine by Marlena De Blasi

Amandine

Marlena De Blasi

eAudiobook

Deemed an illegitimate child by her royal Polish family, Amandine is abandoned as a baby at a French convent. As she grows, Amandine struggles to accept her orphaned state. She longs to put together the missing pieces of her identity, but as WWII eng...

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Shieldwall  by Justin Hill

Shieldwall

Justin Hill

Book

"The year is 1016 and England burns while the Viking armies blockade the great city of London. King Ethelred lies dying and the England he knew dies with him; the warring kingdoms of Mercia, Wessex and Northymbria tremble on the brink of great change....

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The daughters of Ironbridge  by Mollie Walton

The daughters of Ironbridge

Mollie Walton

Book

"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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Band of gold by Deborah Challinor

Band of gold

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"Kitty Farrell, headstrong and passionate as ever, is heartbroken over the apparent death by drowning of her husband Rian. Alone and grieving on the goldfields of Ballarat, she turns to Rian's long-time shipmate Daniel, who has loved her from afar for...

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Hold on to hope by Jean Fullerton

Hold on to hope

Jean Fullerton

Audio CD

Kate Ellis learnt the hard way that falling in love with the wrong man could be your undoing. It was nine years ago that she fell for the charms of Freddie Ellis, only to discover his criminal ways. With her husband in prison, Kate has fought hard to...

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The rising of the moon by William Martin

The rising of the moon

William Martin

Audio CD

Boston, 1916. Irish immigrant Tom Tracy has nearly everything he's ever wanted, a promising political career as an aide to the city's mayor and the love of a beautiful woman, Rachel Levka. When his lusty cousin, Padraic Starr, arrives from Galway on a...

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The designer by Marius Gabriel

The designer

Marius Gabriel

Audio CD

"In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon after the liberation. While the city celebrates its freedom, she's stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. When her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper demands a separation. Alone...

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The secrets of the tea garden by Janet MacLeod Trotter

The secrets of the tea garden

Janet MacLeod Trotter

Audio CD

After the Second World War, Libby Robson leaves chilly England for India, and the childhood home where she left her heart - and her beloved father, James - 14 years ago. At first Libby is intoxicated by India's vibrant beauty: the bustle of Calcutta,...

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Tea-tree Passage by Robyn Burrows

Tea-tree Passage

Robyn Burrows

Audio CD

As his arms wrapped her in a tight embrace she swayed against him, savouring the moment. There had been times during the past years when she had wondered if she would ever see him again, would ever be enclosed in those same arms. So many men hadn't come...

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The long flight home by Alan Hlad

The long flight home

Alan Hlad

Audio CD

It is September 1940, and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around Epping Forest, the home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents as a child, Susan...

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Our last goodbye by Shirley Dickson

Our last goodbye

Shirley Dickson

Audio CD

1943, England: On a foggy night during the blackout, 25-year-old May Robinson watches in horror as her mother, Ivy, is tragically killed. Heartbroken, May is not sure she has the strength to harbour the secret she has kept for so many years, a secret...

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The girl from the tea garden by Janet MacLeod Trotter

The girl from the tea garden

Janet MacLeod Trotter

Audio CD

"In the dying days of the Raj, Anglo-Indian schoolgirl Adela Robson dreams of a glamorous career on the stage. When she sneaks away from school in the back of handsome Sam Jackman's car, she knows a new life awaits - but it is not the one she imagined....

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Along the broken bay by Flora J. Solomon

Along the broken bay

Flora J. Solomon

Audio CD

"December 1941. War has erupted in the Pacific, spelling danger for Gina Capelli Thorpe, an American expat living in Manila. When the Japanese invade and her husband goes missing, Gina flees with her daughter to the Zambales Mountains to avoid capture,...

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Come rain or shine by Pam Weaver

Come rain or shine

Pam Weaver

Audio CD

"1946. The war is over, but a bereft Sheila Hodges is left parentless and alone in London. With nowhere else to go, she heads to Worthing to reconnect with her grandmother and cousin Veronica, known as Ronnie. Ronnie and Sheila are given the opportunity...

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The first Mrs. Rothschild by Śarah Aharoni

The first Mrs. Rothschild

Śarah Aharoni

Audio CD

It is the turn of the 18th century in Frankfurt, Germany, and young Gutle and Meir Amschel Rothschild struggle to establish themselves in the cramped and restricted Judengasse. But when Meir's talents as a novice banker catch the attention of a German...

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The forget-me-not girl by Sheila Newberry

The forget-me-not girl

Sheila Newberry

Audio CD

When her family is torn apart, can she find her place in the world? Emma is growing up in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. Life seems idyllic, but little does she know things are about to change. Soon she finds her family split. Her younger siblings...

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Swimming home by Mary-Rose MacColl

Swimming home

Mary-Rose MacColl

Audio CD

"It's 1925 and 15-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands and swim, as she's done since she was a tiny child. But with her recent move to London where she...

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The victory garden by Rhys Bowen

The victory garden

Rhys Bowen

Audio CD

As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong 21-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love...

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The traitor of Treasure Island  by John Drake

The traitor of Treasure Island

John Drake

Book

"Buried for nearly three hundred years and now brought triumphantly to light by Dr Livesey, this is, at last, the true story of what happened on the fateful Treasure Island... The truth about Captain Flint and his fabled death. The truth about Long John...

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The last hours by Minette Walters

The last hours

Minette Walters

Large Print

"When the Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in Dorseteshire in June 1348, no one knows what manner of sickness it is or how it spreads and kills so quickly. The Church proclaims it a punishment from God but Lady Anne of Develish...

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The pearl thief by Fiona McIntosh

The pearl thief

Fiona McIntosh

Large Print

"Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her specialty. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious, her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet halls. No...

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The turn of midnight by Minette Walters

The turn of midnight

Minette Walters

Large Print

"As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors. Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they w...

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The cloud leopard's daughter by Deborah Challinor

The cloud leopard's daughter

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

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

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Perhaps tomorrow by Jean Fullerton

Perhaps tomorrow

Jean Fullerton

Audio CD

Mattie Maguire is a 26-year-old widow with an infant son. Since her husband, Brian, died three years before, she has struggled to keep the family's East End coal business solvent, as well as taking care of her troubled mother-in-law. But unbeknown to...

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The unforgiving city  by Maggie Joel

The unforgiving city

Maggie Joel

Book

"Colonial Sydney in the final weeks of the nineteenth century: a city striving for union and nationhood but dogged by divisions so deep they threaten to derail, not just the Federation, but the colony itself. There are chasms opening, too, in the wel...

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A Christmas gift  by Katie Flynn

A Christmas gift

Katie Flynn

Book

"Liverpool, 1939 - Sixteen-year-old Lizzy Atherton is forced to flee her violent step-father in the middle of the night, and finds herself stranded on a station platform completely alone. Desperate to know what has become of her beloved mother, who she...

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Front line nurse  by Rosie James

Front line nurse

Rosie James

Book

"In the Great War, every act of courage counted… Angelina Green never knew her mother, who left her in a cardboard box by the East London docks on a freezing November night when she was a tiny baby. Saved by a local orphanage, she knows she owes her life...

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Death of a New America by Mariah Fredericks

Death of a New America

Mariah Fredericks

eBook

A nanny is found dead in a nursery and the baby crying on the floor, but is this really a kidnapping gone wrong? In 1912, as New York reels from the news of the Titanic disaster, lady's maid Jane Prescott travels to Long Island with the Benchley family,...

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Finding Lady Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano

Finding Lady Enderly

Joanna Davidson Politano

eBook

A rag woman in London's east end meets a handsome stranger who offers her a chance to remake herself at Rothburne Abbey. But something about the abbey is unsettling. Will uncovering its secrets ruin her life?

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Heart of the cross by Emily Madden

Heart of the cross

Emily Madden

eBook

From Ireland to Kings Cross, a legacy of loss and hope echoes across the generations ... Tinahely, Ireland, 1959 Rosie Hart is content leaving her home behind to follow her new husband to Australia. But she soon discovers there is no room for her or ...

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Mistress of legend  by Nicole Evelina

Mistress of legend

Nicole Evelina

Book

"Legend says Guinevere spent her final days in penance in a convent, but that is far from the truth.Having escaped death at the stake, Guinevere longs to live a peaceful life in Brittany with Lancelot, but the threat of Arthur’s wrath quickly separates...

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Between two shores  by Jocelyn Green

Between two shores

Jocelyn Green

Book

"The daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval finds it is easier to remain neutral in a world that is tearing itself apart. Content to trade with both the French and the British, Catherine is pulled into the fray...

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Jerusalem's queen  by Angela Elwell Hunt

Jerusalem's queen

Angela Elwell Hunt

Book

"After her father and sister are killed, Salome and her mother move to Jerusalem. When a relative betroths Salome to a pagan prince half her age, she questions God's plan. When she finds herself crowned queen of Judea, she learns that a woman committed...

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Egypt's sister  by Angela Elwell Hunt

Egypt's sister

Angela Elwell Hunt

Book

"Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria's royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery. Cast off and alone in Rome, Chava must choose between love and ...

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Journey to the promised land  by Dennis R. McLeod

Journey to the promised land

Dennis R. McLeod

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"Amid the ruins and chaos left by the Second World War, a family sets out from a small town in Russia to escape the uncertainty of living under the iron fist of Stalin. Their arduous journey takes them through Poland and then Germany, where they hear...

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How to love a duke in ten days  by Kerrigan Byrne

How to love a duke in ten days

Kerrigan Byrne

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"Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past-one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra...

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The ventriloquists  by E. R. Ramzipoor

The ventriloquists

E. R. Ramzipoor

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"Twelve-year-old street orphan Helene survives by living as a boy and selling copies of the country's most popular newspaper, Le Soir, now turned into Nazi propaganda. Helene's world changes when she befriends a rogue journalist, Marc Aubrion, who draws...

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This tender land  by William Kent Krueger

This tender land

William Kent Krueger

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1932, Minnesota. The Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O'Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him...

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The spitfire girls  by Jenny Holmes

The spitfire girls

Jenny Holmes

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"Autumn, 1943. Mary Holland is a driver for the Air Transport Auxiliary but she yearns to fly Spitfires for the service. In Mary's eyes, though, her humble background excludes her from the elite group of girls who fly the beautiful fighter planes between...

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A wartime Christmas  by Kitty Danton

A wartime Christmas

Kitty Danton

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"It's 1943 and despite the dangers, Sukie and Pattie left Devon behind to work at the bustling Edwardes Hotel in Covent Garden, serving everyone from army officials to theatre goers. With Sukie working 'upstairs' on reception and Pattie a chambermaid...

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