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Letters from Berlin by Tania Blanchard

Letters from Berlin

Tania Blanchard

eBook

From the bestselling author of The Girl from Munich and Suitcase of Dreams comes an unforgettable tale of love, courage and betrayal inspired by a true story Berlin, 1943 As the Allied forces edge closer, the Third Reich tightens its grip on its people....

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Ring shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Ring shout

P. Djèlí Clark

eAudiobook

In America, demons wear white hoods. In 1915, The Birth of a Nation casts a spell across America, swelling the Klans ranks and drinking deep from the darkest thoughts of white folk. All across the nation they ride, spreading fear and violence among t...

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Ashes by Christopher De Vinck

Ashes

Christopher De Vinck

eAudiobook

Includes an audiobook-exclusive interview with the author discussing his inspiration for Ashes and his family's history during World War II.A deeply touching novel about two young women whose differences, which once united them, will tear them apart ...

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Enemy of Rome  by Ben. author. Kane

Enemy of Rome

Ben. author. Kane

Book

"The great Carthaginian general, Hannibal, has never forgotten the defeat and humiliation of his father by Rome. Now he plans his revenge and the destruction of the old enemy. While Hannibal prepares for war, the young son of one of his most trusted ...

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The Paris girl by Natalie Meg Evans

The Paris girl

Natalie Meg Evans

Audio CD

1920s Paris. Tatiana Vytenis has worked hard to leave her past behind. Once a ruined Russian princess in hiding, she is now a sought-after model and engaged to Gerard de Sainte-Vierge. But fate still has a final hand to play. Hidden beneath their gen...

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The winter promise  by Rosie. author. Goodwin

The winter promise

Rosie. author. Goodwin

Book

"Nuneaton, 1867. When Opal Sharp's parents die from an illness and she suddenly finds herself penniless, homeless and caring for her three younger siblings, she thinks things can get no worse. But soon it becomes clear her younger siblings are both struck...

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The wolves of Venice by Alexandra Connor

The wolves of Venice

Alexandra Connor

eBook

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The mystery woman by Belinda Alexandra

The mystery woman

Belinda Alexandra

eBook

Secrets, scandal and betrayal in 1950s small town Australia: the stunning new novel from bestseller Belinda Alexandra She had thought Shipwreck Bay was simply a remote town where people were bored senseless with their little lives. Now she saw its vi...

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The woman before Wallis by Bryn Turnbull

The woman before Wallis

Bryn Turnbull

eBook

For fans of The Paris Wife and The Crown, this stunning novel tells the true story of the American divorcée who captured Prince Edward's heart before he abdicated his throne for Wallis Simpson. In the summer of 1926, when Thelma Morgan marries Viscount...

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The matriarch by Witi Ihimaera

The matriarch

Witi Ihimaera

eBook

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The variety girls by Tracy Baines

The variety girls

Tracy Baines

eBook

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The women's pages by Victoria Purman

The women's pages

Victoria Purman

eBook

From the bestselling author of The Land Girls comes a beautifully realised novel that speaks to the true history and real experiences of post-war Australian women. Sydney 1945 The war is over, the fight begins. The war is over and so are the jobs (an...

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Cuyahoga  by Pete Beatty

Cuyahoga

Pete Beatty

Book

"Big Son is a spirit of the times--the times being 1837. Behind his broad shoulders, shiny hair, and church-organ laugh, Big Son practically made Ohio City all by himself. The feats of this proto-superhero have earned him wonder and whiskey toasts but...

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Christmas with the Spitfire girls  by Jenny Holmes

Christmas with the Spitfire girls

Jenny Holmes

Book

"Yorkshire 1944: All they want this year is a truly happy Christmas…The end of the war feels tantalisingly close, but Air Transport Auxiliary girls Bobbie, Viv and Mary have plenty more flights in their beloved Spitfires yet - battling everything from...

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The Champagne War  by Fiona McIntosh

The Champagne War

Fiona McIntosh

Book

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

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No man's land by A. J. Fitzwater

No man's land

A. J. Fitzwater

eBook

While her brother fights a war on the other side of the world, Dorothea 'Tea' Gray joins the Land Service and is sent to work on a remote farm in the golden plains of North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand. But Tea finds more than hard work and...

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Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow

Celia Garth

Gwen Bristow

eBook

The young orphan Celia Garth lives after the death of her parents with relatives, but they treat carelessly and use as cheap home help. Celia gathers her courage, escapes dependency, and builds up an independent existence as a seamstress in Charleston....

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Black Bottom saints by Alice Randall

Black Bottom saints

Alice Randall

eBook

An enthralling literary tour-de-force that pays tribute to Detroit's legendary neighborhood, a mecca for jazz, sports, and politics, Black Bottom Saints is a powerful blend of fact and imagination reminiscent of E.L. Doctorow's classic novel Ragtime and...

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Captain moxley and the embers of the empire by Dan Hanks

Captain moxley and the embers of the empire

Dan Hanks

eBook

An ex-Spitfire pilot is dragged into a race against a shadowy government agency to unlock the secrets of the lost empire of Atlantis In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. But not everything is as it seems when ex-Spitfire pilot Ca...

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The vanishing sky by L. Annette Binder

The vanishing sky

L. Annette Binder

eBook

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Ring shout, or, Hunting Ku Kluxes in the end times by P. Djèlí Clark

Ring shout, or, Hunting Ku Kluxes in the end times

P. Djèlí Clark

eBook

"In this dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror, The Birth of a Nation cast a spell across America, swelling the Klan's ranks and drinking deep from the darkest thoughts of white folk. All...

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Midnight train to Prague  by Carol Windley

Midnight train to Prague

Carol Windley

Book

"In 1927, as Natalia Faber travels from Berlin to Prague with her mother, their train is delayed in Saxon Switzerland. In the brief time the train is idle, Natalia learns the truth about her father - who she believed died during her infancy - and meets...

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Bear no malice by Clarissa Harwood

Bear no malice

Clarissa Harwood

Large Print

"Beaten and left for dead in the English countryside, clergyman and reformer Tom Cross is rescued and nursed back to health by Miranda and Simon Thorne, reclusive siblings who seem to have as many secrets as he does. Tom has spent years helping the d...

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The Paris secret by Natasha Lester

The Paris secret

Natasha Lester

eAudiobook

A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war... from the New York Times bestselling author of The French Photographer England, 1939 Talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British war effort where...

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Maggie's kitchen by Caroline Beecham

Maggie's kitchen

Caroline Beecham

eAudiobook

Amid the heartbreak and danger of London in the Blitz of WWII, Maggie Johnson finds her courage in friendship and food. They might all travel the same scarred and shattered streets on their way to work, but once they entered Maggie's Kitchen, it was somehow...

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All our shimmering skies by Trent Dalton

All our shimmering skies

Trent Dalton

Audio CD

"Darwin, 1942. As Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag she carries a stone heart, alongside a map to lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-coun...

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The queen's rival  by Anne O'Brien

The queen's rival

Anne O'Brien

Book

"One family united by blood. Torn apart by war... England, 1459: Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, is embroiled in a plot to topple the weak-minded King Henry VI from the throne. But when the Yorkists are defeated at the Battle of Ludford Bridge, Ceci...

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Das endlose Leben by Andreas Kollender

Das endlose Leben

Andreas Kollender

eBook

"Gewöhne dich an den Gedanken, dass der Tod kein Problem für uns ist." Mit elf Jahren erlebt Theo Mannlicher, wie sein Vater sich umbringt. Er beschliesst daraufhin, den Tod nicht mehr zu akzeptieren und streicht das Wort aus seinem Wortschatz. Später...

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A ration book wedding by Jean Fullerton

A ration book wedding

Jean Fullerton

Large Print

February 1942: Twenty-three-year-old Francesca Fabrino, like thousands of other women, is doing her bit for the war effort in a factory in East London. But her thoughts are constantly occupied by her unrequited love for Charlie Brogan, who has recently...

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Heartache for the shop girls by Joanna Toye

Heartache for the shop girls

Joanna Toye

Large Print

Summer 1942. Despite grim reports on the wireless and rationing hitting hard, Lily Collins and her fellow shop girls from Marlow's department store are determined to put out the bunting for a family party. But Beryl's husband Les returns from North Africa...

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Her mother's daughter by Evie Grace

Her mother's daughter

Evie Grace

Large Print

Agnes Berry-Clay might have been born into rags but she is growing up with riches. Given away as a baby by her real mother, she was rescued and raised by her darling Papa and distant Mama. Agnes wants for nothing, except perhaps a little freedom. But...

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A mother's ruin by Gracie Hart

A mother's ruin

Gracie Hart

Large Print

When 18-year-old Eve runs away to start a new life in the city, she quickly discovers that Leeds is not everything she expected it to be. Wandering the cold streets, timid Eve can only find work as a barmaid at the Bluebell Inn. Serving ale and cheap...

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Pearl of pit lane by Glenda Young

Pearl of pit lane

Glenda Young

Large Print

When her mother dies in childbirth, Pearl Edwards is left in the care of her aunt, Annie Grafton. Annie loves Pearl like her own daughter but it isn't easy to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, so she supplements their meagre income by...

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Victory on Ten Bells Street by Mary Collins

Victory on Ten Bells Street

Mary Collins

Audio CD

1950, London. With the war finally behind them, the Ten Bells Street girls are building new lives. Becky is the only one to remain in the East End, working as a nurse. Rose has escaped the troubles of the city and lives with her husband and son in Essex....

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The White Empress by Lyn Andrews

The White Empress

Lyn Andrews

Audio CD

Cat Cleary is a 16-year-old Irish 'slummy' arriving in Liverpool to seek her fortune. Joe Calligan thinks she's the loveliest girl he's ever seen. Cat sees the White Empress, a huge luxury liner. In that moment her ambition is born - to be chief stewardess....

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Until the war is over by Rosemary Goodacre

Until the war is over

Rosemary Goodacre

Audio CD

Summer 1918. After their experiences on the front line of battle, young couple Amy and Edmond Derwent have now settled back in England. The Great War rages on, and Edmond, still struggling with the effects of the injury he sustained at Ypres, feels the...

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A Lancashire lass by Libby Ashworth

A Lancashire lass

Libby Ashworth

Audio CD

Lancashire, 1832. Maids Hannah and Mary find themselves with no jobs and no home when their employer, Henry Sudell, loses all his money. They return to Blackburn where Hannah is lucky to be taken in by her sister Jennet, but Mary must seek lodgings in...

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Small pleasures by Clare Chambers

Small pleasures

Clare Chambers

Audio CD

London, 1957. Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and living a limited existence with her truculent mother. When a young woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin...

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The testimony of Alys Twist by Suzannah Dunn

The testimony of Alys Twist

Suzannah Dunn

Audio CD

1553. Deeply-divided England rejoices as the rightful heir, Mary Tudor, sweeps to power on a tide of populist goodwill. Within weeks there is widespread rebellion in favour of her heir, her half-sister, princess Elizabeth, who is everything that Mary...

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Back to school by Jack Sheffield

Back to school

Jack Sheffield

Audio CD

The year is 1969 and Jack Sheffield is a young teacher in need of a job. In a room full of 29 other newly qualified teachers, he's overjoyed when he's appointed to Heather View Primary. Jack is excited to start his first year there and to begin shaping...

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Nurse Kitty's secret war by Maggie Campbell

Nurse Kitty's secret war

Maggie Campbell

Audio CD

It's May 1945 and at 3p.m., 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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A mother's sacrifice by Jennie Felton

A mother's sacrifice

Jennie Felton

Audio CD

Martha Packer is much loved by everyone in the village of Hillsbridge. As the landlady of The Three Feathers, she runs a respectable establishment and is known for her generosity and care for her family and others around her. So when Martha announces...

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Under the mistletoe by Katie Flynn

Under the mistletoe

Katie Flynn

Audio CD

Liverpool, 1940. When war comes to Britain, Jessica Wilson and her friend Ruby seize the opportunity to leave behind the orphanage they grew up in and start new lives in the NAAFI. With only forged papers as identification the girls expect to be turned...

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Boudica by Manda Scott

Boudica

Manda Scott

Audio CD

AD 57: Much of Britannia has been under Roman occupation for over ten years and tribes pay costly tithes to the Emperor in return for the right to continue living on their own lands. On the sacred isle of Mona, the Boudica or 'Bringer of Victory' as Breaca...

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The other girl by Cesca. author. Major

The other girl

Cesca. author. Major

Audio CD

1942, New Zealand. Edith's been locked away for a long time. She was just five years old when she was sent to Seacliff Lunatic Asylum. Fifteen years later, she has few memories of her life before the asylum, but longs for one beyond it. When she survives...

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The sin eater by Megan Campisi

The sin eater

Megan Campisi

Audio CD

An old adage says there are really only two stories: a man goes on a voyage and a stranger arrives in town. This is the third: a woman breaks the rules ... Can you uncover the truth when you're forbidden from speaking it? A Sin Eater's duty is a nece...

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The Tolstoy estate by Steven Conte

The Tolstoy estate

Steven Conte

Audio CD

During the doomed German invasion of Russia in World War II, Paul Bauer, a German military doctor, is assigned to establish a field hospital at Yasnaya Polyana - the former grand estate of Count Leo Tolstoy, the author of the classic War and Peace. There...

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Das Lied der Maori by Sarah Lark

Das Lied der Maori

Sarah Lark

eBook

Neuseeland, 1893: William Martyn ist gebildeter und kultivierter als die übliche Klientel, die es auf der Suche nach Gold nach Queenstown verschlägt. Kein Wunder, denn Will ist der Sohn irischer Landadeliger. Die temperamentvolle Elaine verliebt sich...

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The evening and the morning by Ken Follett

The evening and the morning

Ken Follett

Audio CD

It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages, and England faces attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Life is hard and those with power wield it harshly, bending justice according to their will - often in conflict with the king. With...

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The orphan of good hope by Roxane Dhand

The orphan of good hope

Roxane Dhand

Audio CD

A riveting tale of seventeenth-century romance and intrigue that sweeps the listener from the canals of Amsterdam, across the waves, to the rough-and-tumble frontier town at the Cape of Good Hope. In 1683 life is grueling for the young women in Amste...

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The mystery woman by Belinda Alexandra

The mystery woman

Belinda Alexandra

Audio CD

She had thought Shipwreck Bay was simply a remote town where people were bored senseless with their little lives. Now she saw that its virtuous faȧde hid something darker, more sinister. Rebecca Wood takes a job as the postmistress in a sleepy seaside...

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The pull of the stars by Emma Donoghue

The pull of the stars

Emma Donoghue

Audio CD

In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step tw...

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A prince of Troy by Lindsay. author. Clarke

A prince of Troy

Lindsay. author. 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. When the mortal Paris settles a contest between the gods, he is promised the love of Helen, the most...

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A room made of leaves by Kate Grenville

A room made of leaves

Kate Grenville

Audio CD

What if Elizabeth Macarthur - wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in early Sydney - had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? In her introduction Kate Grenville tells, tongue firmly in cheek, of discovering a long-hidden box containing...

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The goldminer's sister by A. M. Stuart

The goldminer's sister

A. M. Stuart

Audio CD

'There are people in this town with the gleam of gold in their eyes and cold steel in their hearts.' 1873. Eliza Penrose arrives in the goldmining town of Maiden's Creek in search of her brother, planning to make a new life for herself. Instead she finds...

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The women's pages by Victoria Purman

The women's pages

Victoria Purman

Audio CD

Sydney 1945. The war is over and so are the jobs (and freedoms) of thousands of Australian women. War correspondent Tilly Galloway has hung up her uniform and been forced to work on the women's pages of her newspaper - the only job available to her -...

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A world full of strangers by Cynthia Freeman

A world full of strangers

Cynthia Freeman

eBook

The tempestuous story of a family whose destiny is shaped by a man who turns his back on his Jewish heritage in order to build a prosperous life in post-World War II America Katie Kovitz is seventeen when she arrives in New York harbor in the bleak winter...

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Valley of the Kings by Cecelia Holland

Valley of the Kings

Cecelia Holland

eBook

An enthralling fictional account of Howard Carter's famous search for the tomb of King Tut and the mystery behind the tragic death and disappearance of ancient Egypt's child ruler In ancient times, a boy king occupied the throne in a troubled desert land....

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Until the sun falls by Cecelia Holland

Until the sun falls

Cecelia Holland

eBook

Cecelia Holland's historical fiction is well known for its immersion in exotic cultures, and UNTIL THE SUN FALLS, one of her most successful books, takes the reader into the heart of the Mongol horde during the conquest of Russia and eastern Europe in...

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A room made of leaves by Kate Grenville

A room made of leaves

Kate Grenville

eBook

"It is 1788. Twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth is hungry for life but, as the ward of a Devon clergyman, knows she has few prospects. When proud, scarred soldier John Macarthur promises her the earth one midsummer's night, she believes him. But Elizabeth...

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The forgotten family of Liverpool by Pam Howes

The forgotten family of Liverpool

Pam Howes

Audio CD

"Liverpool, 1951: Dora Rodgers is settling into a new life with her daughters Carol and Jackie, moving on from the betrayal of her husband. But then an unexpected knock at the door rips her family in two. Carol is taken away by a welfare officer to live...

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The courtesan and the samurai by Lesley Downer

The courtesan and the samurai

Lesley Downer

eAudiobook

Japan, 1868: the last shogun has been defeated, the age of the emperors is about to begin and in Japan's frozen north a diehard band of loyalists plans a desperate last stand.

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The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane

The red badge of courage

Stephen Crane

eAudiobook

"Henry Fleming, a raw Union Army recruit in the American Civil War, is anxious to confirm his patriotism and manhood - to earn his badge of courage. But his dreams of heroism and invulnerability are soon shattered when he flees the Confederate enemy during...

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The traitor by Dan Sherman

The traitor

Dan Sherman

Book

In a quiet room in the White Swan Inn, sunlight slowly breaks through the curtains revealing two young lovers—an American seamstress and an English officer. They have been brutally, ritualistically murdered in their sleep. It is a grisly scene that can...

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Tokyo Bay by Anthony Grey

Tokyo Bay

Anthony Grey

eBook

A fleet of ships billowing black smoke steam past Japan's tributary islands in July 1853, setting off panic among a people who have been sealed off from the rest of the world for over two hundred years. Commodore Matthew Perry has arrived, sent by the...

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This side of glory by Gwen Bristow

This side of glory

Gwen Bristow

eBook

A captivating love story that dramatizes the struggle between the ways of the old Louisiana plantation families and those of the new twentieth-century South. In 1912, Eleanor Upjohn sits with her father near the work camp, overseeing the construction...

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The trespassers by Laura Z. (Laura Zametkin) Hobson

The trespassers

Laura Z. (Laura Zametkin) Hobson

eBook

In Laura Z. Hobson & rsquo;s debut novel, a well-to-do Austrian family, exiled in Switzerland in the early years of World War II, struggles to survive on the charity of an American socialite As World War II rips through Europe, the Vederles have foun...

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The devil to pay by Hugh Fitzgerald Ryan

The devil to pay

Hugh Fitzgerald Ryan

eBook

Kilkenny, 1324. Alice Kyteler, outspoken daughter of a wealthy Flemish banker, has survived four husbands and is beset by the gossip and rivalry of a medieval Anglo-Norman town. Her beautiful maid is Petronilla, child of an itinerant shoemaker, her lover...

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An orphan's sorrow  by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sharp

An orphan's sorrow

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sha...

Book

"Jonny has had a bad start in life and has been taken in by a neighbour after the death of his mother. Small for his age, he is prey to a band of local thugs so joins the boxing club and learns to defend himself. When a violent altercation ends in tr...

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A Christmas wish for the shipyard girls  by Nancy. author. Revell

A Christmas wish for the shipyard girls

Nancy. author. Revell

Book

"Sunderland, 1943: As Christmas approaches in the shipyards, everyone is hoping for a little magic...Helen would love to find the courage to tell the dashing Dr Parker of her true feelings for him. But how can she when he clearly has eyes for someone...

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The brave daughters by Mary Wood

The brave daughters

Mary Wood

Book

"When Sibbie and Marjie arrive at RAF Digby, they are about to take on roles of national importance. It's a cause of great excitement for everyone around them. Perhaps they will become code-breakers, spies even? Soon the pair embark on a rigorous tra...

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On wilder seas by Nikki Marmery

On wilder seas

Nikki Marmery

Book

"April 1579. When two ships meet off the Pacific coast of New Spain, an enslaved woman seizes the chance to escape. But Maria has unwittingly joined Francis Drake's circumnavigation voyage as he sets sail on a secret detour into the far north. Sailing...

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The girl with the amber comb by Linda Finlay

The girl with the amber comb

Linda Finlay

Book

"Orphaned at birth, Eliza lives with her beloved Grandparents in a waterlogged Somerset cottage surrounded by willow beds where she ekes out a living making laundry baskets and eel traps. Although poor she is content, until childhood friend Clem, regales...

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Khaki town by Judy Nunn

Khaki town

Judy Nunn

Book

"'It seems to have happened overnight, Val thought. How extraordinary. We've become a khaki town."' It's March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Cal...

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All our shimmering skies by Trent Dalton

All our shimmering skies

Trent Dalton

eAudiobook

"Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer...

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The brave daughters by Mary Wood

The brave daughters

Mary Wood

eAudiobook

An emotional historical saga from the bestselling author of The Forgotten Daughter and The Abandoned Daughter, Mary Wood.

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Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

Lady Clementine

Marie Benedict

eAudiobook

An incredible story that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill. In 1909, Clementine steps off a train with her new husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to...

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Lucy by M. C. Beaton

Lucy

M. C. Beaton

eBook

She was a lady's maid who longed to be a lady. How else could Lucy Balfour hope to win the favor of Andrew, Viscount Harvey, the toast of the town, who seemed ready to take a bride at last? There was only one way to do and that was to command his attention....

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The shepherds's wife  by Angela Elwell Hunt

The shepherds's wife

Angela Elwell Hunt

Book

"Yeshua of Nazareth has two sisters: Damaris, married to a wealthy merchant's son, and Pheodora, married to a simple shepherd from Bethlehem. When Pheodora's husband suffers an unexpected reversal of fortune and is thrown into debtor's prison, she returns...

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Daughter of Black Lake  by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Daughter of Black Lake

Cathy Marie Buchanan

Book

"In a world of pagan traditions and deeply rooted love, a girl in jeopardy must save her family and community, in a transporting historical novel by nationally bestselling author Cathy Marie Buchanan. It's the season of Fallow, in the era of iron. In...

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Remember me  by Mario Escobar

Remember me

Mario Escobar

Book

"Historians refer to the Spanish Civil War as one of the bloodiest wars of the twentieth century. In 1937, at Mexico’s request and offer, nearly 500 children from Spain - remembered as Los Niños de Morelia - were relocated via ship to Mexico to escape...

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So much owed by Jean. author. Grainger

So much owed

Jean. author. Grainger

eAudiobook

When Dr. Richard Buckley returns home to his wife and beloved hometown of Dunderrig, his mind is wearied by the ravages of The Great War. Disillusioned by the horror and pointlessness of battle, his civilian transition strains more than just his state...

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Shadow of the storm by Connilyn Cossette

Shadow of the storm

Connilyn Cossette

Audio CD

Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mount Sinai. When the people rebel by worshipping a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to assist a midwife....

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The giant  by Laura Morelli

The giant

Laura Morelli

Book

"Florence, 1500. Fresco painter Jacopo Torni longs to make his mark in the world. But while his peers enjoy prestigious commissions, his meager painting jobs are all earmarked to pay down gambling debts. When Jacopo hears of a competition to create F...

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Her secret song  by Mary Connealy

Her secret song

Mary Connealy

Book

"After a rough winter spent alone, Ursula Nordegren realizes she must overcome her fears of the outside world and begins a trek down Hope Mountain. Along the way she finds a badly wounded stranger and realizes God may have used her decision to leave as...

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The quickening  by Rhiannon Ward

The quickening

Rhiannon Ward

Book

"1925. Louisa Drew lost her husband in the First World War and her six-year-old twin sons in the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. Newly re-married to a war-traumatised husband and seven months pregnant, Louisa is asked by her employer to travel to a manor...

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The Dover Café at war  by Ginny Bell

The Dover Café at war

Ginny Bell

Book

"Dover, 1939. At the heart of Dover's Market Square lies the Castle Cafe. A bustling, homely place run by the formidable Nellie Castle and her six children. Since the scandalous birth of her beloved son ten years before, Marianne, Nellie's eldest daughter,...

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Jack  by Marilynne Robinson

Jack

Marilynne Robinson

Book

"Jack tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the loved and grieved-over prodigal son of a Presbyterian minister in Gilead, Iowa, a drunkard and a ne'er-do-well. In segregated St. Louis sometime after World War II, Jack falls in love with Della Miles,...

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An Ivy Hill Christmas  by Julie Klassen

An Ivy Hill Christmas

Julie Klassen

Book

"Richard Brockwell, the younger son of Ivy Hill's most prominent family, hasn't been home for Christmas in years. He prefers to live in the London townhouse, far away from Brockwell Court, the old family secret that haunts him, and the shadows of his...

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Wedding bells on the home front  by Annie Clarke

Wedding bells on the home front

Annie Clarke

Book

"March 1942. As the war continues, wedding bells are ringing for the factory girls. Sarah is happily settling into married life with new husband Stan, whilst Fran is busy planning her upcoming wedding to sweetheart Davey, who’s still conscripted to ...

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Islands of mercy  by Rose. author. Tremain

Islands of mercy

Rose. author. Tremain

Book

"In the city of Bath, in the year 1865, an extraordinary young woman renowned for her nursing skills is convinced that some other destiny will one day show itself to her. But when she finds herself torn between a dangerous affair with a female lover and...

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The Tolstoy estate  by Steven Conte

The Tolstoy estate

Steven Conte

Book

"In the first year of the doomed German invasion of Russia in WWII, a German military doctor, Paul Bauer, is assigned to establish a field hospital at Yasnaya Polyana - the former grand estate of Count Leo Tolstoy, the author of the classic War and P...

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A most English princess  by Clare (Novelist) McHugh

A most English princess

Clare (Novelist) McHugh

Book

"This debut novel tells the gripping and tragic story of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal. To the world, she was Princess Victoria, daughter of a queen, wife of an emperor, and mother of Kaiser Wilhelm. Her family just called...

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Eli's promise  by Ronald H. Balson

Eli's promise

Ronald H. Balson

Book

"A 'fixer' in a Polish town during World War II, his betrayal of a Jewish family, and a search for justice 25 years later. Eli's Promise spans three eras--Nazi-occupied Poland, the American Zone of post-war Germany, and Chicago at the height of the V...

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The cubs roar  by Blanche D'Alpuget

The cubs roar

Blanche D'Alpuget

Book

"Eleanor of Aquitaine has disappeared. After launching a great rebellion to destroy her husband Henry II’s reign, it seems she has abandoned her sons in the struggle against their formidable father. As treachery radiates from Scotland to the Pyrenees,...

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Unyielding hope by Janette Oke

Unyielding hope

Janette Oke

Large Print

"Just as her adoptive father is leaving for an extended trip to his native Wales, a lawyer appears at the door to inform Lillian that she has inherited a small estate from her birth parents, and that the sister she had long believed dead is likely alive....

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All our shimmering skies  by Trent Dalton

All our shimmering skies

Trent Dalton

Book

"Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer...

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Ascendancy  by Matteo Strukul

Ascendancy

Matteo Strukul

Book

"Florence, 1429.With shrewd investment, strategic alliance and sly manipulation, the Medici family have climbed to the top of Florentine society. But their success has left a slew of bitter enemies in their wake, enemies who will stop at nothing to usurp...

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