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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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Stalingrad by Vasiliĭ Grossman

Stalingrad

Vasiliĭ Grossman

Audio CD

"In April 1942, Hitler and Mussolini plan the huge offensive on the Eastern Front that will culminate in the greatest battle in human history. Hundreds of miles away, Pyotr Vavilov receives his call-up papers and spends a final night with his wife and...

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The Berlin girl by Mandy Robotham

The Berlin girl

Mandy Robotham

Audio CD

"Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to Berlin, alongside fellow Londoner Max Spender, she knows they are entering the eye of the storm. Arriving to a city swathed...

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The city of tears by Kate Mosse

The city of tears

Kate Mosse

eAudiobook

From the Languedoc to Paris and Amsterdam, Kate Mosse's novel sees the Joubert family caught up in the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre and a frightening sequence of events thereafter . . .

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A prince and a spy by Rory Clements

A prince and a spy

Rory Clements

eAudiobook

Sweden, 1942 - Two old friends meet. They are cousins. One is Prince George, Duke of Kent, brother of the King of England. The other is Prince Philipp von Hesse, a committed Nazi and close friend of Adolf Hitler. Days later, the Prince George is killed...

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The mourning wave  by Gregory Funderburk

The mourning wave

Gregory Funderburk

Book

"The Mourning Wave recounts the moment the most deadly storm in American history made landfall on the beaches of Galveston Island in 1900 and a young orphan's fight for survival inside the doomed St. Mary's Orphan Asylum. Populated with real-life cha...

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Along the endless river  by Rose Alexander

Along the endless river

Rose Alexander

Book

"1890: When Katharine and her husband, Anselmo, set sail to Brazil to reap the spoils of the rubber boom, it seems as if they cannot fail. But when Anselmo dies suddenly on the treacherous waters of the Amazon, a pregnant Katharine must decide whether...

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The Boleyn reckoning  by Laura Andersen

The Boleyn reckoning

Laura Andersen

Book

"Elizabeth Tudor is at a crossroads. After a disastrous winter, the Duke of Northumberland has been executed for treason while his son, Robert Dudley, claims from the Tower that the true traitor has not yet been caught. And though her brother, William,...

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The governess by Wendy Holden

The governess

Wendy Holden

Audio CD

The Governess tells the story of Marion 'Crawfie' Crawford, the progressive young working-class woman who, as royal governess for 17 years, lived on the most intimate terms with Princess Margaret and the future Queen Elizabeth II. A long-time member of...

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The rib king  by Ladee Hubbard

The rib king

Ladee Hubbard

Book

"For fifteen years August Sitwell has worked for the Barclays, a well-to-do white family who plucked him from an orphan asylum and gave him a job. The groundskeeper is part of the household’s all-black staff, along with “Miss Mamie,” the talented cook,...

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Ridgerunner  by Gil Adamson

Ridgerunner

Gil Adamson

Book

"November 1917. William Moreland is in mid-flight. After nearly twenty years, the notorious thief, known as the Ridgerunner, has returned. Moving through the Rocky Mountains and across the border to Montana, the solitary drifter, impoverished in means...

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Impact of stealth  by Mark Porath

Impact of stealth

Mark Porath

Book

The first book of Mark Porath's trilogy Colour of Stealth was a mystery triller. It challenged us to think in more detail about our ancestors, and who they mght have been in reality ? Convicts extradited from England to Australia and New Zealand in...

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The adventures and misadventures of the extraordinary and admirable Joan Orpí, conquistador and founder of New Catalonia  by Max Besora

The adventures and misadventures of the extraordinary and admirable Joan Orpí, conquistador and founder of New Catalonia

Max Besora

Book

"Joan Orpí (Piera, 1593 - New Barcelona, 1645) is one of the most unknown characters in Spanish history. In this torrential book we are told the odyssey that brought him first to Barcelona, later to Sevilla and finally to America, where he would experience...

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A mother forever  by Elaine. author. Everest

A mother forever

Elaine. author. Everest

Book

"1905 Ruby Castleton may only be 25 years old but she already has the weight of the world on her shoulders. Heavily pregnant with her second child, penniless and exhausted, she is moving her family into a new home. The Castletons left their last place...

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Cathedral  by Ben Hopkins

Cathedral

Ben Hopkins

Book

"At the center of this story is the Cathedral. Its design and construction in the 13th and 14th centuries in the Rhineland town of Hagenburg unites a vast array of unforgettable characters whose fortunes are inseparable from the shifting political factions...

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Afterlives  by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Afterlives

Abdulrazak Gurnah

Book

"Erudite, ambitious Ilyas was stolen from his parents by the schutztruppe askari, the Germans' colonial troops; after years at war, he returns to his village to find his parents gone, and his sister Afiya given away. Hamza was not stolen, but was sold;...

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The city of tears  by Kate Mosse

The city of tears

Kate Mosse

Book

"August 1572: Minou Joubert and her husband Piet travel to Paris to attend a royal wedding which, after a decade of religious wars, is intended to finally bring peace between the Catholics and the Huguenots. Also in Paris is their oldest enemy, Vidal,...

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When we were young & brave by Hazel Gaynor

When we were young & brave

Hazel Gaynor

Large Print

"Ten-year-old Nancy Plummer has always felt safe at Chefoo School, protected by her British status. But when Japan declares war on Britain and America, Japanese forces take control of the school and the security and comforts Nancy and her friends are...

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The cold millions by Jess Walter

The cold millions

Jess Walter

Large Print

"Orphans Gig and Rye Dolan don't have a penny to their names. The brothers work grueling, odd jobs each day just to secure a meal, and spend nights sleeping wherever they can with other day laborers. Twenty-three-year-old Gig is a passionate union ma...

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The key to everything by Valerie Fraser Luesse

The key to everything

Valerie Fraser Luesse

Large Print

"Peyton Cabot's fifteenth year will be a painful and transformative one. His father, the heroic but reluctant head of a moneyed Savannah family, has come home from WWII a troubled vet, drowning his demons in bourbon and distancing himself from his son....

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Orlando King  by Isabel Colegate

Orlando King

Isabel Colegate

Book

"Orlando King is a trilogy about a beautiful young man, raised in a remote and eccentric wilderness, arriving in 1930s London and setting the world of politics ablaze. In a time of bread riots and hunger marches, with the spectre of Fascism casting an...

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The Company daughters  by Samantha Rajaram

The Company daughters

Samantha Rajaram

Book

"Wanted: Company Daughters. Virtuous young ladies to become the brides of industrious settlers in a foreign land. The Company will pay the cost of the lady's dowry and travel. Returns not permitted, orphans preferred. Amsterdam, 1620. Jana Beil has l...

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The surplus girls' orphans  by Polly Heron

The surplus girls' orphans

Polly Heron

Book

"Manchester, 1922. Molly Watson has had enough. Engaged for the last three years to a penny-pinching pedant, she finally decides she'd rather be a surplus girl than marry a man she doesn't truly love. Aware of the need to support herself if she is to...

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From this day forward  by Beryl Matthews

From this day forward

Beryl Matthews

Book

"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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Outlawed  by Anna North

Outlawed

Anna North

Book

"In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy,...

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The Chanel sisters  by Judithe Little

The Chanel sisters

Judithe Little

Book

"The unforgettable story of the sisters who changed fashion forever. Gabrielle and Antoinette know they're destined for something better. Abandoned to a convent orphanage, they are raised for simple lives. But at night they dream of a glittering future,...

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Better luck next time by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Better luck next time

Julia Claiborne Johnson

eBook

1938. Women seeking a quick, no-questions split from their husbands head to the 'divorce capital of the world,' Reno, Nevada. The catch: they have to wait six-weeks to become 'residents.' At the Flying Leap, a dude ranch that caters to their every need,...

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The Borgias' spy by Andrea Frediani

The Borgias' spy

Andrea Frediani

eBook

1497. Pope Alexander VI Borgia is perfecting his plans for the control of Italy when a heinous crime deprives him of one of the people dearest to him. One of the most famous cold cases in history to life in this historical thriller set in Renaissance...

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The resistance girl by Jina Bacarr

The resistance girl

Jina Bacarr

eBook

Paris, 1943. Sylvie Martone is the star of French cinema, adored by fans and on the good side of the Nazi officers who swarm the streets of Paris. Chosen as one of Goebbels' select few, she is torn between her duty to her country and her desire to survive....

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The honey and the sting by Elizabeth Fremantle

The honey and the sting

Elizabeth Fremantle

eBook

Three sisters. Three secrets. Three ways to fall... England, 1628. Forcibly seduced by the powerful George Villiers, doctor's daughter Hester is cast aside to raise her son alone and in secret. She hopes never to see Villiers again. Melis's visions c...

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Beautiful revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Beautiful revolutionary

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

eAudiobook

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The bee and the orange tree by Melissa Ashley

The bee and the orange tree

Melissa Ashley

eAudiobook

The salons of Paris are bursting with the creative energy of fierce, independent-minded women. But outside those doors, the patriarchal forces of Louis XIV and the Catholic Church are moving to curb their freedoms. In this battle for equality, Baroness...

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Better luck next time by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Better luck next time

Julia Claiborne Johnson

eAudiobook

"Do you want to read something funny? Let's say, a novel set at a divorce ranch in Reno in the 1930s? A book with memorably eccentric characters, sparkling dialogue, a satisfying plot twist, and some romance and sex? A feel-good literary comedy/western?...

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Our darkest night by Jennifer Robson

Our darkest night

Jennifer Robson

eAudiobook

It is the autumn of 1943, and life is becoming increasingly perilous for Italian Jews like the Mazin family. With Nazi Germany now occupying most of her beloved homeland, and the threat of imprisonment and deportation growing ever more certain, Antonina...

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Glamour girls  by Marty Wingate

Glamour girls

Marty Wingate

Book

"Ever since she was 10 years old, Rosalie Wright's eyes have been on the skies. But at the age of 18, on the verge of earning her pilot's license, the English farmer's daughter watches her dreams of becoming an aviatrix fly away without her. Britain's...

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Over the rainbow  by Katie Flynn

Over the rainbow

Katie Flynn

Book

"Liverpool 1939: Olivia Campbell appears to have the perfect life. However, behind closed doors she lives in constant fear of her abusive father, and has no support from her mother. Longing for love and affection she begins a relationship with Ted, a...

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The dig  by John Preston

The dig

John Preston

Book

"In the long, hot summer of 1939, Britain is preparing for war, but on a riverside farm in Suffolk there is excitement of another kind. Mrs. Pretty, the widowed owner of the farm, has had her hunch confirmed that the mounds on her land hold buried treasure....

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Alchemy and Rose  by Sarah Maine

Alchemy and Rose

Sarah Maine

Book

"1866. Will Stewart is one of many who have left their old lives behind to seek their fortunes in New Zealand's last great gold rush. The conditions are hostile and the outlook bleak, but he must push on in his uncertain search for the elusive buried...

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The prophets  by Robert Jones

The prophets

Robert Jones

Book

"Isaiah was Samuel's and Samuel was Isaiah's. In the barn they tended to the animals, but also to each other, transforming the hollowed-out shed into a place of human refuge, a source of intimacy and hope in a world ruled by vicious masters. When an ...

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The children's blizzard  by Melanie Benjamin

The children's blizzard

Melanie Benjamin

Book

"They came on boats, on trains, great unceasing waves of them-the poor, the disenfranchised, the seekers, the dreamers. Second and third generations of farmers eking out an existence on scraps of farms divided up among too many sons. Political agitators...

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The holy road by Michael Blake

The holy road

Michael Blake

Audio CD

"An unforgettable American story, Dances with wolves was an international bestseller that has become a modern classic. In The holy road, master storyteller Michael Blake at long last continues the saga. Eleven years have passed since Lieutenant John ...

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The Sterling directive by Tim Standish

The Sterling directive

Tim Standish

Audio CD

"Captain Charles Maddox returns secretly to London from an exile in disgrace only to be arrested, imprisoned and threatened with the death penalty. He is rescued by a shadowy government agency called the Map Room who give him a choice: return to prison...

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The straits of treachery by Richard Hopton

The straits of treachery

Richard Hopton

Audio CD

"September, 1810. Raids across the Straits of Messina to disrupt preparations for the French invasion of the island have been repulsed with heavy casualties. George Warne, a bright young British officer, suspects treachery back in Messina, and is ordered...

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Before the crown by Flora Harding

Before the crown

Flora Harding

Audio CD

"One of the most iconic Royal weddings of all time. A marriage spanning more than seven decades. A match that was deemed unsuitable. A man she wouldn't give up. Step through the palace gates and discover the greatest love story of the 20th century. A...

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Flashman and the angel of the lord by George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman and the angel of the lord

George MacDonald Fraser

eBook

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A Christmas wedding  by Fiona (Journalist) Ford

A Christmas wedding

Fiona (Journalist) Ford

Book

"London, 1943: Dot Hanson has never forgotten the thrill of seeing the beautiful Christmas displays at Liberty’s department store as a young girl. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she would one day work there, or that she would fall in love with...

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A woman's courage  by Simon Block

A woman's courage

Simon Block

Book

"In the depths of war, the members of one village's WI fight harder than ever to help the war effort. But behind closed doors each is fighting a more personal battle. Pat is still reeling from her own role in her abusive husband's death, and the new ...

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The smuggler's wife  by Evie Grace

The smuggler's wife

Evie Grace

Book

"Kent 1815. When the beautiful but naïve Grace Lennicker falls for Isaiah Feasey, son of a rival smuggling family and owner of a local tavern, her sisters try to intervene. But as tensions grow, there is another suitor also hoping to win her hand in...

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Terribilita  by Ben Wyckoff Shore

Terribilita

Ben Wyckoff Shore

Book

"The rebel caprices of Enzo Ferrando have dire consequences. His father, the war hero, is gunned down on his own veranda. His son, Lucca, is forced into hiding as a deckhand on a merchant ship. Enzo himself is conscripted into the Italian army to wage...

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Minnie's orphans  by Lindsey Hutchinson

Minnie's orphans

Lindsey Hutchinson

Book

"The Fitch children are finally safe, after they and their friends were rescued from the grim orphanage Reed House by Minnie and Billy Marshall. Their children's home Marshall's is full of love and laughter, and a world away from their terrible ordeal...

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Rainy days for the Harpers' girls  by Rosie Clarke

Rainy days for the Harpers' girls

Rosie Clarke

Book

"It is two years since Harpers opened in Oxford Street and Ben is planning to expand the premises. Life is good for Sally and Ben as they look forward to their first child and hope for a prosperous future. Beth is settling into married life with Jack...

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Love & marriage at Harper's  by Rosie Clarke

Love & marriage at Harper's

Rosie Clarke

Book

"The shop girls of Harpers Emporium on Oxford Street are happy in their work and their lives are moving on at quite a pace. United by the suffragette cause and now living under one roof, some will find love and marriage whilst others experience heartache...

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Game of the gods  by Paolo Maurensig

Game of the gods

Paolo Maurensig

Book

"In 1930s British India, a humble servant learns the art of chaturanga, the ancient Eastern ancestor of chess. His natural talent soon catches the attention of the maharaja, who introduces him to the Western version of the game. Brought to England as...

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Sergeant Salinger  by Jerome Charyn

Sergeant Salinger

Jerome Charyn

Book

"J.D. Salinger, the mysterious author of The Catcher in the Rye, is remembered today as a litigious misanthrope who disowned his daughter. Jerome Charyn's Sergeant Salinger is a young WWII draftee assigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps, a band of...

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Threads of gold by Jude Thomas

Threads of gold

Jude Thomas

eBook

Sequel to Southern GoldFrom tough beginnings in the slums of Dunedin, Billie is now society's darling, living at Broad Bay overlooking the beautiful Otago harbour. It is the 1890s and she is right in the middle of big social changes: Lebanese immigra...

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Box 88 by Charles Cumming

Box 88

Charles Cumming

eBook

"1989: The Cold War will soon be over, but for BOX 88, a top secret spying agency, the espionage game is heating up. Lachlan Kite, recruited from an elite boarding school, is sent to France, tasked with gathering intelligence on an enigmatic Iranian....

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The winter promise by Rosie Goodwin

The winter promise

Rosie Goodwin

eBook

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A Christmas to remember by Anton Du Beke

A Christmas to remember

Anton Du Beke

eBook

Be swept away by the new breath-taking romantic novel from Sunday Times bestselling author and Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke.This Christmas, you are cordially invited to the wedding of the year! London, 1938.When fiercely independent chamb...

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The storm child by Rita Bradshaw

The storm child

Rita Bradshaw

eBook

"North-east of England. It's mid-winter, and in the throes of a fierce blizzard Elsie Redfern and her husband discover an unknown girl in their hay barn about to give birth. After the young mother dies, Elsie takes the infant in and raises her as her...

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The wolf hunt by Tim Hodkinson

The wolf hunt

Tim Hodkinson

eBook

When you can't protect everyone, who will you save? Iceland, AD 935 Einar Unnsson is destined to be great. When he fights, a frenzy comes upon him. It makes him lethal in battle - so lethal he just defeated the man his own father sent to kill him. Now,...

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Sons of Rome by Simon Turney

Sons of Rome

Simon Turney

eBook

"Four Emperors. Two Friends. One Destiny. As twilight descends on the 3rd century AD, the Roman Empire is but a shadow of its former self. Decades of usurping emperors, splinter kingdoms and savage wars have left the people beleaguered, the armies weary...

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Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

Skylarking

Kate Mildenhall

eAudiobook

Kate and Harriet are best friends who are growing up together on an isolated Australian cape in the 1880s. As daughters of the lighthouse keepers, the two girls share everything, until a fisherman, McPhail, arrives in their small community. When Kate...

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Island of secrets by Rachel Rhys

Island of secrets

Rachel Rhys

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin.'Rachel Rhys should be on everyone's summer reading lists' CLARE MACKINTOSHSet in the exotic city of Havana on the cusp of revolution, an English woman discovers mystery, romance and scandal in the atmospheric new novel by Rachel...

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The Unforgiving City by Maggie Joel

The Unforgiving City

Maggie Joel

eAudiobook

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Minnie's orphans by Lindsey Hutchinson

Minnie's orphans

Lindsey Hutchinson

Large Print

The Fitch children are finally safe, after they and their friends were rescued from the grim orphanage Reed House by Minnie and Billy Marshall. Their children's home Marshall's is full of love and laughter, and a world away from their terrible ordeal...

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Running with the wind  by Dionne Haynes

Running with the wind

Dionne Haynes

Book

"When homeless Jedediah Trelawney performs a good deed, he is rewarded with passage to America on the overcrowded Mayflower. Conditions aboard the ship are horrific, and Jed struggles with life at sea. Smitten by Desire Minter, Jed is eager to win he...

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The runaway wife by Rosie Clarke

The runaway wife

Rosie Clarke

Audio CD

The hedonism of London in the roaring twenties is a world away from Annabel Tarleton's ordinary country existence. Until a chance meeting with the charming Richard Hansen at a society ball changes her life for ever. Annabel finds herself trapped inside...

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The Emmerdale girls by Kerry Bell

The Emmerdale girls

Kerry Bell

Audio CD

December 1944, and the residents of Beckindale can't believe they're going through another wartime Christmas. Though the success of the D-Day landings earlier in the year has brought some hope to the village. The women of Emmerdale are navigating their...

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A Cornish promise by Terri Nixon

A Cornish promise

Terri Nixon

Audio CD

Cornwall, 1929. Fiona Fox, youngest child of the celebrated Fox family, is a devoted volunteer at the local lifeboat station, giving all her free time and her energy to the selfless crew. But when she seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do more,...

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The girls from Mersey View by Lyn Andrews

The girls from Mersey View

Lyn Andrews

Audio CD

Liverpool, 1935. Monica Savage is delighted when new neighbours move in next door. It's her friendship with the more confident Joan that gives Monica the courage to pursue her dream of becoming a hairdresser. Joan is lucky enough to get a job at Craw...

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A shop girl gets the vote by Rachel Brimble

A shop girl gets the vote

Rachel Brimble

Audio CD

1911, Bath. Passionate suffrage campaigner Esther Stanbury works as a window dresser in Pennington's Department Store. She has hopes for women's progression and will do anything to help secure the vote. Owner of the prestigious Phoenix Hotel, Lawrence...

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The exiles by Christina Baker Kline

The exiles

Christina Baker Kline

Audio CD

London, England, 1840: Evangeline Stokes loses her position as a governess when she finds herself pregnant out of wedlock. After being accused of assault and of theft, she is committed to Newgate Prison, then to a prison ship bound for Australia. On board,...

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Iron queen by Joanna (Novelist) author. Courtney

Iron queen

Joanna (Novelist) author. Courtney

Audio CD

The Coritani are a matriarchal line of great power, blessed with three princesses to carry the royal bloodline forward. Confident, fiery Goneril; fierce, earthy Regan; and gentle, water-blessed Cordelia. The future, the druids are certain, is secure....

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The lonely wife by Valerie Wood

The lonely wife

Valerie Wood

Audio CD

1850. Beatrix is just 18 when her father tells her she is to marry a stranger. Upon meeting her future husband and seeing the marital home, Beatrix falls in love with the house in East Yorkshire and, with little choice, agrees to the match. But she does...

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Under the golden sun by Jenny Ashcroft

Under the golden sun

Jenny Ashcroft

Audio CD

Wanted: companion to escort a young, orphaned child home to Australia. All expenses as well as passage covered. Interested parties to apply without delay to 32 Williams Street, Belgravia. Rose Hamilton is in desperate need of a fresh start. There are...

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The paper mill girl by Glenda Young

The paper mill girl

Glenda Young

Audio CD

Seventeen-year-old Ruth Hardy works long hours at Grange Paper Works, with her younger sister Bea. When Bea reveals that she is pregnant out of wedlock, Ruth knows even tougher times are ahead. Ruth's hard work at the mill does not go unnoticed and it...

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Red dog by Willem Anker

Red dog

Willem Anker

eAudiobook

At the end of the 18th century, a giant strides the Cape Colony frontier. Coenraad de Buys is a legend, a polygamist, a swindler and a big talker; a rebel who fights with Xhosa chieftains against the Boers and British; the fierce patriarch of a spraw...

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The Arc of Dacicus  by Charles Edward Williams

The Arc of Dacicus

Charles Edward Williams

Book

Years of provocation and deception have incited the Emperor Trajan to restore the honour of Rome on the eastern frontiers of the empire. Shameful memories of past humiliations from broken treaties and the dishonourable losses of Roman legions compels...

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Yellow wife  by Sadeqa Johnson

Yellow wife

Sadeqa Johnson

Book

Born on a plantation but set apart from the others by her mother's position as a medicine woman, a young slave is forced to leave home at eighteen and unexpectedly finds herself in an infamously cruel jail.

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Nick  by Michael F. (Michael Farris) Smith

Nick

Michael F. (Michael Farris) Smith

Book

"Before Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby's periphery, he was in the trenches and tunnels of World War I. Floundering in the wake of the destruction he witnessed, Nick delays his return home, hoping to escape the questions he cannot answer...

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The diver and the lover  by Jeremy Vine

The diver and the lover

Jeremy Vine

Book

"It is 1951 and sisters Ginny and Meredith have travelled from England to Spain in search of distraction and respite. The two wars have wreaked loss and deprivation upon the family and the spectre of Meredith's troubled childhood continues to haunt them....

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Last flight to Stalingrad  by Graham Hurley

Last flight to Stalingrad

Graham Hurley

Book

"Berlin, 1942. For four years, the men in field grey have helped themselves to country after country across Western Europe. For Werner Nehmann, a journalist at the Promi - the Ministry of Propaganda - this dizzying series of victories has felt like a...

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Aurore by Graham Hurley

Aurore

Graham Hurley

eBook

Continuing Graham Hurley's trilogy charting the shadowy and often lethal pas de deux between rival Allied and German intelligence services during World War II.

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Killer of kings by Matthew Harffy

Killer of kings

Matthew Harffy

eBook

AD 636. Anglo-Saxon Britain. Whilst escorting a group of holy men, Beobrand becomes embroiled in a conflict with the Mercian army. In the chaos that ensues, secrets are exposed, bringing into question much that Beobrand had believed true.

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Minnie's orphans by Lindsey Hutchinson

Minnie's orphans

Lindsey Hutchinson

Audio CD

The Fitch children are finally safe, after they and their friends were rescued from the grim orphanage Reed House by Minnie and Billy Marshall. Their children's home Marshall's is full of love and laughter, and a world away from their terrible ordeal...

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The last Truehart by Darry Fraser

The last Truehart

Darry Fraser

Audio CD

1898, Geelong, Victoria. Stella Truehart is all alone in the world. Her good-for-nothing husband has died violently at the hands of an unknown assailant. Her mother is dead, her father deserted them before she was born, and now her kindly Truehart gr...

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The champagne war by Fiona McIntosh

The champagne war

Fiona McIntosh

Audio CD

In the summer of 1914, vigneron Jerome Mea heads off to war, certain he'll be home by Christmas. His new bride Sophie Delancr,̌ a fifth generation champenoise, is determined to ensure the forthcoming vintages will be testament to their love. But as the...

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The bird in the bamboo cage by Hazel Gaynor

The bird in the bamboo cage

Hazel Gaynor

eBook

"China, 1941. With Japan's declaration of war on the Allies, Elspeth Kent's future changes forever. When soldiers take control of the missionary school where she teaches, comfortable security is replaced by rationing, uncertainty and fear. Ten-year-old...

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The glass house by Eve Chase

The glass house

Eve Chase

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. Outside a remote manor house in an idyllic wood, a baby girl is found. The Harrington family takes her in and disbelief quickly turns to joy. They're grieving a terrible tragedy of their own and the beautiful baby fills them...

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Coming up for air by Sarah Leipciger

Coming up for air

Sarah Leipciger

eAudiobook

On the banks of the River Seine in 1899, a young woman takes her final breath before plunging into the icy water. Although she does not know it, her decision will set in motion an astonishing chain of events. It will lead to 1950s Norway, where a gri...

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The good doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford

The good doctor of Warsaw

Elisabeth Gifford

eAudiobook

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Before I met you by Lisa Jewell

Before I met you

Lisa Jewell

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin.London, 1920. Arlette works in Liberty by day, and by night is caughty up in a glamorous whirl of parties, clubs, cocktails and jazz. But when tragedy strikes she flees the city, never to return.Over half a century later, in...

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The Tuscan contessa by Dinah Jefferies

The Tuscan contessa

Dinah Jefferies

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin.ONE WAR. TWO WOMEN. WILL THEY BE ABLE TO SAVE THE ONES THEY LOVE? A sweeping new novel from the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife. In 1943, Contessa Sofia de' Corsi's peaceful Tuscan villa among...

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The lost jewels by Kirsty Manning

The lost jewels

Kirsty Manning

eAudiobook

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Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

Angel of Waterloo

Jackie French

Audio CD

The soldiers she saved called her the Angel of Waterloo. The husband she loved and lost called her Hen. The patients she treated in secret called her Auntie Love. She was Henrietta Bartlett, a surgeon's daughter, a survivor of the Napoleonic Wars. But...

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The war at Troy by Lindsay Clarke

The war at Troy

Lindsay Clarke

Audio CD

Bringing ancient myth to life with passion, humour and humanity, Lindsay Clarke vividly retells the story of Troy and of the heroes who fought there. Enraged by the betrayal of Helen and Paris, Menelaus and his brother, the High King Agamemnon, gather...

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An archive of happiness by Elizabeth Reeder

An archive of happiness

Elizabeth Reeder

Audio CD

From bestselling author Elizabeth Reeders comes a new tale about an unconventional family in the Scottish Highlands. An Archive of Happiness is mostly set over the course of one day, during the Avens family's annual get-together on the Summer Solstice....

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Before the crown  by Flora Harding

Before the crown

Flora Harding

Book

"One of the most iconic Royal weddings of all time. A marriage spanning more than seven decades. A match that was deemed unsuitable. A man she wouldn't give up. Step through the palace gates and discover the greatest love story of the 20th century. A...

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Nurse Kitty's secret war  by Maggie (Fiction writer) Campbell

Nurse Kitty's secret war

Maggie (Fiction writer) Campbell

Book

"It's May 1945 and at 3pm, nurse Kitty Longthorne listens, together with the other surgical staff at South Manchester's Park Hospital, to Winston Churchill's broadcast on the radio. Germany has signed a declaration of complete surrender. The war is over...

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Lana's war  by Anita. author. Abriel

Lana's war

Anita. author. Abriel

Book

"Paris 1943. Lana Antanov is rushing to see her husband, Frederic, and tell him the news that she is pregnant. But as she arrives the convent where Frederic teaches music, she watches in horror as a Gestapo officer executes Frederic for hiding a Jewish...

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The angel of Waterloo  by Jackie French

The angel of Waterloo

Jackie French

Book

"She was Henrietta Bartlett, a surgeon's daughter, a survivor of the Napoleonic Wars. But now the battlefield is just a blood-soaked memory, and Hen dreams of peace, a home, and a society that allows women to practise medicine. On the other side of the...

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