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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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The Cornish lady by Nicola Pryce

The Cornish lady

Nicola Pryce

eBook

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Virgin earth by Philippa Gregory

Virgin earth

Philippa Gregory

eAudiobook

In this enthralling, freestanding sequel to Earthly Joys, Gregory combines a wealth of gardening knowledge with a haunting love story that spans two continents and two cultures, making Virgin Earth a tour de force of revolutionary politics and passio...

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Betrayal by Julian Stockwin

Betrayal

Julian Stockwin

eAudiobook

Who will steal the greatest prize of Empire? South America's Spanish colonies are in a ferment of popular unrest. Rumors of a treasure hoard of Spanish silver spur Thomas Kydd's commander-in-chief, Commodore Popham, to assemble a makeshift invasion fleet...

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The Quintland sisters  by Shelley Wood

The Quintland sisters

Shelley Wood

Book

"The story of the Dionne Quintuplets, the world's first identical quintuplets to survive birth, told from the perspective of a midwife in training who helps bring them into the world... Reluctant midwife Emma Trimpany is just 17 when she assists at ...

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When you are near  by Tracie Peterson

When you are near

Tracie Peterson

Book

"After her father's death, Lizzy Brookstone, the star trick rider of the all-female Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza, loses interest in performing. What she longs for is a life with the Brookstone ranch foreman, Wesley DeShazer, the man who once broke...

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The last queen  by C. W. Gortner

The last queen

C. W. Gortner

Book

"Born amid her parents' ruthless struggle to unify and strengthen their kingdom, Juana, at the age of sixteen, is sent to wed Philip, heir to the Habsburg Empire. Juana finds unexpected love and passion with her dashing young husband, and at first she...

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The Irishman's daughter  by V. S. Alexander

The Irishman's daughter

V. S. Alexander

Book

"Ireland, 1845. To Briana Walsh, no place on earth is more beautiful than Carrowteige, County Mayo, with its sloping fields and rocky cliffs perched above the wild Atlantic. The small farms that surround the centuries-old Lear House are managed by her...

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Courage of the shipyard girls  by Nancy Revell

Courage of the shipyard girls

Nancy Revell

Book

"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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A maiden's voyage  by Rosie Goodwin

A maiden's voyage

Rosie Goodwin

Book

"Thursday's child has far to go... London, 1912. Flora Butler lives a settled life in London. She enjoys her work as a maid for her young mistress which means she can still live close to her family home, visiting her parents and siblings often and...

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The lieutenant's nurse by Sara Ackerman

The lieutenant's nurse

Sara Ackerman

eAudiobook

"An emotional and heartfelt tale of love and courage."--Chanel Cleeton, bestselling author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in HavanaNovember, 1941. She's never even seen the ocean before, but Eva Cassidy has her reasons for making t...

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The Quintland sisters by Shelley Wood

The Quintland sisters

Shelley Wood

eAudiobook

In Shelley Wood's fiction debut, listeners are taken inside the devastating true story of the Dionne Quintuplets, told from the perspective of one young woman who meets them at the moment of their birth.Reluctant midwife Emma Trimpany is just 17 when...

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The glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber

The glovemaker

Ann Weisgarber

eAudiobook

For almost four years, men came to my cabin carrying trouble on their backs, each one haunted and looking over his shoulder . . . They showed up during the spring, they appeared in the summer and early fall. But never now, never in January . . . Winter,...

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The Hittite  by Ben Bova

The Hittite

Ben Bova

Book

"This is the tale of Lukka, the Hittite soldier who traveled across Greece in search of the vicious slave traders who kidnapped his wife and sons. He tracks them all the way to war-torn Troy. There he proves himself a warrior to rank with noble Hector...

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American Duchess  by Karen (Karen S.) author. Harper

American Duchess

Karen (Karen S.) author. Harper

Book

"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 beantown girls  by Jane (Freelance journalist) Healey

The beantown girls

Jane (Freelance journalist) Healey

Book

"1944: Fiona Denning has her entire future planned out. She'll work in city hall, marry her fiancé when he returns from the war, and settle down in the Boston suburbs. But when her fiancé is reported missing after being shot down in Germany, Fiona's ...

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Masks and shadows by Stephanie Burgis

Masks and shadows

Stephanie Burgis

eBook

"The year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterhaza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy's carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists...

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Water for elephants by Sara Gruen

Water for elephants

Sara Gruen

eAudiobook

Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. In the Depression Era, Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers 'Most Spectacular Show on Earth'. There he meets the freaks, grifters, and m...

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The last pilot by Benjamin Johncock

The last pilot

Benjamin Johncock

eAudiobook

The Last Pilot begins in the bone-dry Mojave Desert during the late 1940s, where US Air Force test pilots are racing to break the sound barrier. Among the exalted few is Jim Harrison: dedicated to his wife, Grace, and their baby daughter. By the 1960s,...

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Shell by Kristina Olsson

Shell

Kristina Olsson

Large Print

Sydney, 1960s: Newspaper reporter Pearl Keoghhas been relegated to the women's pages as punishment for her involvement in the anti-war movement, and is desperate to find her two young brothers before they are conscripted. Newly arrived from Sweden, A...

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The cardinal's man by M. G. Sinclair

The cardinal's man

M. G. Sinclair

Large Print

France, 1600s: The Thirty Years War has spread across Europe, alliances are stretched to breaking point, and enemies advance on every side. And while Louis XIII sits on the throne, the real power lies with the notorious Cardinal Richelieu. Now, with....

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One quiet woman by Anna Jacobs

One quiet woman

Anna Jacobs

Large Print

Lancashire, 1930. Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry. Since her mother died years ago, she becomes sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men's and even after pawning their few belongi...

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The bomb girls' secrets by Daisy Styles

The bomb girls' secrets

Daisy Styles

Large Print

As World War Two grips Europe, Kitty boards a ship for England; leaving her cruel father to work in a munitions factory. She hadn't wanted to leave Ireland, but she really needed the money with tiny baby Billy back in Dublin without a father. In Lanc...

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A sister's bond by Kay Brellend

A sister's bond

Kay Brellend

Large Print

North London, November 1913. After her mother dies, Livvie Bone is left to support her family and protect her younger siblings from their drunken father. But life in Wood Green is hard and full of danger. When the mysterious Joe Hunter steps in to help...

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Daughter of the dales by Diane (Romantic fiction writer) Allen

Daughter of the dales

Diane (Romantic fiction writer) All...

Large Print

The death of the family matriarch, Charlotte Atkinson, at Windfell Manor casts a long shadow over Charlotte's husband Archie and her two children, Isabelle and Danny. Isabelle takes over the running of Atkinson's department store but her pride - and heart...

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The hollow bones  by Leah Kaminsky

The hollow bones

Leah Kaminsky

Book

"Berlin, 1938. The eve of war. Ernst Schäfer, a young, ambitious zoologist, keen hunter and devoted husband of the beautiful Herta, has come to the attention of Heinrich Himmler, who invites him to lead a group of SS scientists to the frozen mountains...

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The Liverpool nightingales  by Kate Eastham

The Liverpool nightingales

Kate Eastham

Book

"Liverpool, 1863, and Maud Linklater's life as a housemaid changes forever the day she takes little chimney sweep Alfie, to hospital. Helping to care for him on the ward, Maud is unexpectedly offered the opportunity to train in the newly opened Nursing...

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Īnangahua gold  by Kathleen Gallagher

Īnangahua gold

Kathleen Gallagher

Book

This book is for the bone diggers and the song carriers - those interested in the roots, the old connections, and for those who have listening ears. It explores the relationships that unfold on the West Coast of Te Wai Pounamu New Zealand, in the mid...

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Texas by James A. (James Albert) Michener

Texas

James A. (James Albert) Michener

eBook

Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener's monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America's most affluent, diverse, and provocative...

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Hard way out of hell by Johnny D. Boggs

Hard way out of hell

Johnny D. Boggs

eBook

In 1913, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Lawrence, Kansas Massacre, former bushwhacker Cole Younger stands before a preacher at a tent revival. "I was, I remain, and I will always be a wicked man," Younger states, taking a step toward salvation. And...

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The woman from Saint Germain by John Lonie

The woman from Saint Germain

John Lonie

eBook

1941: Armed with a precious first edition of Finnegan's Wake and a stash of even more precious Chesterfield cigarettes, Eleanor Gorton Clarke is set to flee Paris. But when a stranger kills two German soldiers to save her life, Eleanor is forced to join...

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Chameleons by Marcus A. Nannini

Chameleons

Marcus A. Nannini

eBook

The I-16-tou, a Japanese midget submarine, successfully penetrated Pearl Harbor early on the morning of December 7, 1941. It launched 2 torpedoes, one of which turtled the U.S.S. Oklahoma. Eventually the 2 man Crew abandoned their badly damaged littl...

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The whole bright year by Debra Oswald

The whole bright year

Debra Oswald

eAudiobook

In the summer of 1976 it's picking season on an Australian stone-fruit orchard run by Celia, a hard-working woman in her early forties. Years ago, when her husband was killed as a bystander in an armed robbery, Celia left the city and brought her new...

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The game of kings by Dorothy Dunnett

The game of kings

Dorothy Dunnett

eAudiobook

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett, read by David Monteath. It is 1547 and, after five years imprisonment and exile far from his homeland, Francis Crawford of Lymond - scholar, soldier, rebel, nobleman, outlaw...

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The ringed castle by Dorothy Dunnett

The ringed castle

Dorothy Dunnett

eAudiobook

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Ringed Castle by Dorothy Dunnett, read by David Monteath. Sixteen-year-old Philippa Somerville has left Constantinople intact. Returning to England as wife in name only to Francis Crawford of Lymond, she wastes...

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The Paris package by A. W. Hartoin

The Paris package

A. W. Hartoin

eAudiobook

On the eve of World War II, a honeymoon turns treacherous.For Stella Bled Lawrence, being wealthy and stylish in 1938 is exactly what it's cracked up to be. She's blissfully unaware of the rising tensions in Europe even as she travels to Vienna on the...

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Legacy  by Susan Kay

Legacy

Susan Kay

Book

"Tracing the unlikely path from her tragic childhood to her ruthless confrontations with Mary, Queen of Scots, and capturing in all its glory her brilliant reign as Europe's most celebrated queen, Legacy peels back the layers from a mysterious monarch...

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The exile breed  by Charles Egan

The exile breed

Charles Egan

Book

"'The Exile Breed' is a story of the Irish Famine in Ireland, Canada, England and the USA. The Famine intensified in 1847. Many left, but hunger and fever followed them. Thousands died in the Irish ghettoes of Liverpool, Manchester and London. Many more...

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Cold is the dawn  by Charles Egan

Cold is the dawn

Charles Egan

Book

"Hunger deepened in Ireland in 1848 as the potato crop failed again. In London, the government, alarmed by austerity in England and revolution in Europe, refused to re-open the soup kitchens in Ireland. But, worse still, they refused to halt food exports...

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The runaway daughter  by Joanna Rees

The runaway daughter

Joanna Rees

Book

"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 sapphire widow by Dinah Jefferies

The sapphire widow

Dinah Jefferies

Large Print

"Louisa Reeve has it all: a charming, devilishly handsome husband with a successful business as a sapphire trader, a beautiful home in colonial Ceylon, a fledgling career of her own. Except for the one thing she longs for more than anything: a child....

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The evacuee Christmas by Katie (Novelist) King

The evacuee Christmas

Katie (Novelist) King

Large Print

"A heart-warming story of friendship and family during the first Christmas of World War Two. Autumn 1939 and London prepares to evacuate its young. In No 5 Jubilee Street, Bermondsey, 10-year-old Connie is determined to show her parents that she's a brave...

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Cry to dream again by Jane Hawking

Cry to dream again

Jane Hawking

Large Print

"In 1930s Greater London, Shirley is a talented ballerina who dreams of becoming a principal dancer at the Sadler's Wells Ballet Company. Yet one summer, on the way back from staying with her grandparents in France, she meets a handsome young man, Alan,...

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The homestead by Linda Byler

The homestead

Linda Byler

Large Print

"Seeking a fresh start during the Great Depression, fifteen-year-old Hannah's Amish family moves from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to a North Dakota homestead, but face harsh realities and nearly starve until Hannah takes matters into her own...

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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

Large Print

"From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, a boy rises from the ashes of slavery in the 1830s to become a free man of the world"--

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Tiffany blues by M. J. Rose

Tiffany blues

M. J. Rose

Large Print

"A young painter's traumatic past threatens to derail her career at a prestigious summer artists' colony run by Louis Comfort Tiffany of Tiffany & Co. fame"--

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The dressmaker of Draper's Lane  by Liz Trenow

The dressmaker of Draper's Lane

Liz Trenow

Book

"1768, London. A foundling risen from poverty and now running her own successful dressmaking business in the heart of society London, Miss Charlotte is a remarkable woman, admired by many. She has no need, nor desire, to marry. The people she values most...

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A thread of grace by Mary Doria Russell

A thread of grace

Mary Doria Russell

eAudiobook

It is September 8, 1943, and Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand. She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to be safe at last, now that the Italians...

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A darker sea by James L. Haley

A darker sea

James L. Haley

eAudiobook

"The second installment of the gripping naval saga by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the build up to the biggest military conflict between the United States and Britain after the Revolution-the War...

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American duchess by Karen (Karen S.) Harper

American duchess

Karen (Karen S.) Harper

eBook

Reimagines the life of American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt as the reluctant and bullied bride of the Duke of Marlborough before she finds the inner strength to fight for women's equality.

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The Irishman's daughter by V. S. Alexander

The Irishman's daughter

V. S. Alexander

eBook

"Ireland, 1845. To Briana Walsh, no place on earth is more beautiful than Carrowteige, County Mayo, with its sloping fields and rocky cliffs perched above the wild Atlantic. The small farms that surround the centuries-old Lear House are managed by her...

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Forgiveness Road by Mandy Mikulencak

Forgiveness Road

Mandy Mikulencak

eBook

On a hot, humid July morning, sixteen-year-old Cissy Pickering calmly and deliberately shoots her father in the back. To their Mississippi community, the death of well-regarded attorney Richard Pickering is a fascinating scandal. To Cissy's distraught...

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A sister's sorrow  by Kitty Neale

A sister's sorrow

Kitty Neale

Book

"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 stranger from the sea by Paul Binding

The stranger from the sea

Paul Binding

eAudiobook

After a ferocious early-springtime storm, young Norwegian sailor Hans Lyngstrand is shipwrecked in the English Channel near the coastal Kent town of Dengate--he is one of few survivors. Soon after, aspiring journalist Martin Bridges takes a job as a ...

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The Horus Road by Pauline Gedge

The Horus Road

Pauline Gedge

eBook

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A flower that's free. Part 2 by Sarah Harrison

A flower that's free. Part 2

Sarah Harrison

eAudiobook

Kate Kingsley remembers little of her early childhood, before being sent to live as the adopted daughter of Jack and Thea in Kenya. Now 20, she leaves Kenya for a new life in London. But this is 1936 - a time of decadence, but also turmoil. Kate conf...

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The pearler's wife by Roxane Dhand

The pearler's wife

Roxane Dhand

eAudiobook

From the high seas to the deep seabed, from the latticed verandahs of Buccaneer Bay to the gambling dens in Asia Place, The Pearler's Wife is a stunning debut, inspired by a small yet pivotal moment in Australian history. A distant land. A dangerous husband....

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Doctor of the High Fells by Elizabeth Gill

Doctor of the High Fells

Elizabeth Gill

eAudiobook

Determined to practice as a doctor, Prue Stanhope escapes a loveless marriage to journey far from home to a surgery in the rural mining town of Tow Law, County Durham. But Prue soon finds that harsh conditions, suspicious villagers and limited resources...

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Dear George, Dear Mary by Mary Calvi

Dear George, Dear Mary

Mary Calvi

eAudiobook

An audiobook about heiress Mary Philipse's relationship with George Washington, based on historical accounts, letters, and personal journals by nine-time New York Emmy award-winning journalist Mary Calvi."Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and...

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The great level by S. K. Tillyard

The great level

S. K. Tillyard

Audio CD

"In 1649, Jan Brunt, a Dutchman, arrives in England to work on draining and developing the Great Level, an expanse of marsh in the heart of the fen country. It is here he meets Eliza, whose love overturns his ordered vision and whose act of resistance...

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Rational creatures

Rational creatures

Book

"Jane Austen: True romantic or rational creature? Her novels transport us back to the Regency, a time when well-mannered gentlemen and finely-bred ladies fell in love as they danced at balls and rode in carriages. Yet her heroines, such as Elizabeth ...

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Stone country  by Nicole L. Alexander

Stone country

Nicole L. Alexander

Book

"South Australia, 1919. Ross Grant has always felt like the black sheep of his wealthy Scottish family. An explorer at heart, he dreams of life on Waybell, their remote cattle station in Australia's last remaining wilderness, the Northern Territory. Then...

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The prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

The prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark

eAudiobook

You girls are my vocation... I am dedicated to you in my prime. So says Miss Jean Brodie, a teacher unlike any other... Miss Jean Brodie is proud and cultured. A romantic, with progressive, sometimes shocking ideas and aspirations for the girls in her...

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The Foyles Bookshop girls by Elaine Roberts

The Foyles Bookshop girls

Elaine Roberts

Audio CD

"London, 1914: one ordinary day, three girls arrive for work at London's renowned Foyles bookshop. But when war with Germany is declared their lives will never be the same again ... Alice has always been the 'sensible' one in her family - especially ...

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The snow globe by Judith Kinghorn

The snow globe

Judith Kinghorn

Audio CD

"Christmas 1926: the Forbes family are hosting a celebration at Eden Hall. Eighteen-year-old Daisy is preoccupied by a sense of change. Overnight, her relationship with Stephen Jessop, the housekeeper's son, has shifted and every encounter seems fraught...

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Sold on a Monday by Kristina Mcmorris

Sold on a Monday

Kristina Mcmorris

Audio CD

"A scrawled sign on a farmhouse porch reads "2 Children for Sale," capturing the desperation sweeping the country in 1931, during the Great Depression. Struggling reporter Ellis Reed's photograph of the children leads to his big break, but the cons...

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Love is blind by William Boyd

Love is blind

William Boyd

Audio CD

"When Brodie Moncur is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist abruptly alters his path -...

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Searching for you by Jody Hedlund

Searching for you

Jody Hedlund

Book

"In 1850, Sophie Neumann flees New York with her two young charges after witnessing a crime. Reinhold Weiss has finally purchased his own small farm when an old friend shows up, pleading for help. But how can he help her when mounting debts and past ...

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The kings witch by Tracy Borman

The kings witch

Tracy Borman

Book

"As she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth, Frances Gorges longs for the fields and ancient woods of her parents' Hampshire estate, where she has learned to use the flowers and herbs to become a much-loved healer. Frances is happy to stay in her...

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The mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

The mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Imogen Hermes Gowar

Book

"One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door and finds that one of his captains has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours ...

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When the heart sings by Liz Tolsma

When the heart sings

Liz Tolsma

Book

"The Nazis have forced Natia and Teodor from their Polish farm to a labor camp. Separated, Natia is chosen to be the housekeeper for the camp's overseer, and her husband Teodor is sent to work in the factory. Despite the strict camp rules--and the co...

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The bride of Ivy Green by Julie Klassen

The bride of Ivy Green

Julie Klassen

Book

"Gabriel Locke is back and has made his intentions clear, but Jane Bell is reluctant to give up her inn and commit another man to a childless marriage. Mercy Grove has lost her school and must decide whether to uproot herself from Ivy Cottage to become...

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Daughters of the Witching Hill  by Mary Sharratt

Daughters of the Witching Hill

Mary Sharratt

Book

"Bess Southerns, an impoverished widow, lives with her children in a crumbling old tower in Pendle Forest. Drawing on Catholic ritual, medicinal herbs, and guidance from her spirit-friend Tibb, Bess heals the sick and foretells the future in exchange...

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Woman 99  by Greer Macallister

Woman 99

Greer Macallister

Book

"When Charlotte Smith's wealthy parents commit her beloved sister Phoebe to the infamous Goldengrove Asylum, Charlotte knows there's more to the story than madness. She risks everything and follows her sister inside, surrendering her real identity as...

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In the full light of the sun  by Clare Clark

In the full light of the sun

Clare Clark

Book

"Follows the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in a devastating scandal of 1930s' Germany. It tells the story of Emmeline, a wayward, young art student; Julius, an anxious, middle-aged art expert; and a mysterious art dealer named Rachmann who are...

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The lost girls of Paris  by Pam Jenoff

The lost girls of Paris

Pam Jenoff

Book

"1946, Manhattan Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her o...

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The huntress  by Kate Quinn

The huntress

Kate Quinn

Book

"On the icy edge of Soviet Russia, bold and reckless Nina Markova joins the infamous Night Witches - an all-female bomber regiment - wreaking havoc on Hitler's eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown across the path of a lethal...

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The eulogist  by Terry Gamble

The eulogist

Terry Gamble

Book

"1819. Cheated out of their family estate in Northern Ireland after the Napoleonic Wars, the Givens family settle in Cincinnati. After losing their mother in childbirth and their father to a riverboat headed for New Orleans, James, Olivia, and Erasmus...

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The chocolate maker's wife  by Karen (Australian author) Brooks

The chocolate maker's wife

Karen (Australian author) Brooks

Book

"Damnation has never been so sweet... When Rosamund Tomkins enters the world she is so different, with her darkling eyes and strange laughter, that the midwives are afraid, believing her a changeling. But Rosamund's life is set to be anything but....

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A mother's dilemma  by Emma Hornby

A mother's dilemma

Emma Hornby

Book

"Minnie Maddox cares deeply for mothers and their babies - she makes a living by taking in unwanted children and finding them good adoptive homes - and is delighted for her neighbour when she finally becomes a mother after decades of trying. But when...

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The glass woman  by Caroline Lea

The glass woman

Caroline Lea

Book

"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...

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Graceland  by Bethan Roberts

Graceland

Bethan Roberts

Book

"What happens when your only son becomes The King of Rock 'n' Roll? From the moment she first holds him, after his twin brother is stillborn, Gladys Presley loves her son Elvis ferociously. She will be his greatest influence, the love of his life. She...

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Rags to riches  by Maggie Ford

Rags to riches

Maggie Ford

Book

"Nobody is safe from scandal... Amy Harrington leads a privileged life out in 1920s London society. Her maid, Alice Jordan, lives in the poverty-ridden East End. But when a disgraced Amy is disowned by her parents and fiancé, Alice is the only person...

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Daughter of Moloka'i  by Alan Brennert

Daughter of Moloka'i

Alan Brennert

Book

"Rachel Kalama was quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa-- and forced to give up her daughter at birth. Ruth is taken to the Kapi'olani Home for Girls in Honolulu, and adopted by a Japanese couple who raise her...

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The glovemaker  by Ann Weisgarber

The glovemaker

Ann Weisgarber

Book

"For almost four years, men came to my cabin carrying trouble on their backs, each one haunted and looking over their shoulders . . . They showed up during the spring, they appeared in the summer and early fall. But never now, never in January . . ....

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Jane Evans  by Christine Purkis

Jane Evans

Christine Purkis

Book

"Set in 1850s Wales, London and the Crimea, Jane Evans is a novel about the real first woman on the drove, who also nursed under Florence Nightingale. Fleeing her harsh life in rural Wales, Jane ends up nursing wounded soldiers in inhuman conditions in...

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The wild rose by Jennifer Donnelly

The wild rose

Jennifer Donnelly

eBook

London, 1914. World War I looms on the horizon, women are fighting for the right to vote, and explorers are pushing the limits of endurance in the most forbidding corners of the earth. As the last golden days of summer give way to the gathering clouds...

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Mataram  by Anthony Reid

Mataram

Anthony Reid

Book

"Seventeenth-century Java is in turmoil between its Hindu-Buddhist past and its Muslim future, while pepper draws Europe's quarrelling spice-hungry traders to its shores. Thomas Hodges of the East India Company seizes a chance at glory by being the first...

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The phoenix of Florence  by Philip Kazan

The phoenix of Florence

Philip Kazan

Book

"Fifteenth century Italy, deep in the Tuscan countryside, a long-held feud between two aristocratic families breaks the two-decade peace. A family is bloodily ripped apart, a girl wanders the forest alone, and everything is lost. But things which are...

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A store at war  by Joanna Toye

A store at war

Joanna Toye

Book

"It's 1941 and young Lily Collins is starting work in Midlands department store Marlow's, whose gleaming facade has fascinated her since childhood. As the air raid sirens blare, Lily learns the ropes from her sophisticated boss, Miss Frobisher, alongside...

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A sister's struggle  by Mary Gibson

A sister's struggle

Mary Gibson

Book

"London, 1935. Working at the Crosse & Blackwell's food factory, Ruby Scully is trying hard to live a good life. She goes to church, puts food on the table for her younger brothers and turns a blind eye to her father's questionable money-making schemes....

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Loving Liberty Levine  by Colin Falconer

Loving Liberty Levine

Colin Falconer

Book

"In 1913, Sarah Levine leaves her small village and sails to New York to start a promising new life with her husband, Micha. But all Sarah really wants is what has come so easily to her sisters - a family of her own. Finally, in her new home, her dream...

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Dear George, Dear Mary  by Mary Calvi

Dear George, Dear Mary

Mary Calvi

Book

"Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and it is, therefore, contended that it cannot be resisted." --George Washington Unrequited love might have sparked a flame that ignited a cause that became the American Revolution. Never before has this story...

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Cherokee America  by Margaret Verble

Cherokee America

Margaret Verble

Book

"It's the early spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation West. A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, a gold stash, and a preacher have all gone missing. Cherokee America Singer, known as "Check," a wealthy farmer, mother of five boys, and soon...

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Remembered  by Yvonne Battle-Felton

Remembered

Yvonne Battle-Felton

Book

"It is 1910 and Philadelphia is burning. The last place Spring wants to be is in the rundown, coloured section of a hospital surrounded by the groans of sick people and the ghost of her dead sister. But as her son Edward lays dying, she has no other ...

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American pop  by Snowden Wright

American pop

Snowden Wright

Book

"Moving from Mississippi to Paris to New York and back again, an epic saga of family, ambition, passion, and tragedy that brings to life one unforgettable Southern dynasty - the Forsters, founders of the world's first major soft-drink company - against...

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The wolf in the whale  by Jordanna Max Brodsky

The wolf in the whale

Jordanna Max Brodsky

Book

"A young Inuit shaman's epic quest for survival in the frozen lands of North America in 1000 AD. Born with the soul of a hunter and the language of the gods, Omat is destined to become a shaman like her grandfather. To protect her people, she invokes...

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Ambulance girls at war  by Deborah Burrows

Ambulance girls at war

Deborah Burrows

Book

"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, finding joy both...

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