Auckland Libraries: Historical fiction new titles

Historical fiction new titles

Ngā Taitara paki o nehe hōu

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.

The topic Historical fiction has been added to your favourites.

The topic Historical fiction has been removed from your favourites.

The topic Historical fiction will be added to your favourites. What does this mean?

True
Kissing shadows by 1929- Renée

Kissing shadows

1929- Renée

eBook

This book explores familiar Renee territory. Loosely based on her own father’s suicide during the Depression, it is material that Renee has previously dramatised in her 1985 play, Wednesday To Come. But although the play took a Pakeha perspective, this...

See more
Call upon the water by S. K. Tillyard

Call upon the water

S. K. Tillyard

Large Print

"In 1649, Jan Brunt arrives in Great Britain from the Netherlands to work on draining and developing an expanse of wetlands known as the Great Level. Here he meets Eliza, a local woman whose love overturns his ordered vision. Determined to help her t...

See more
A long petal of the sea by Isabel Allende

A long petal of the sea

Isabel Allende

Large Print

"In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a...

See more
The world that we knew by Alice Hoffman

The world that we knew

Alice Hoffman

Large Print

"In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but its his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she...

See more
The queen's fortune  by Allison Pataki

The queen's fortune

Allison Pataki

Book

"As the French revolution ravages the country, Desiree Clary is faced with the life-altering truth that the world she has known and loved is gone and it's fallen on her to save her family from the guillotine. A chance encounter with Napoleon Bonaparte,...

See more
Empire by Steven Saylor

Empire

Steven Saylor

eBook

In the international bestseller Roma, Steven Saylor told the story of the first thousand years of Rome by following the descendants of a single bloodline. Now, in Empire, Saylor charts the destinies of five more generations of the Pinarius family, from...

See more
The king at the edge of the world by Arthur Phillips

The king at the edge of the world

Arthur Phillips

eBook

"Queen Elizabeth's spymasters recruit an unlikely agent--the only Muslim in England--for an impossible mission" --

See more
An inconvenient duke  by Anna (Romance fiction writer) Harrington

An inconvenient duke

Anna (Romance fiction writer) Harri...

Book

"Marcus Braddock, former general and newly appointed Duke of Hampton, is back from war. Now, not only is he surrounded by the utterly unbearable ton, he's mourning the death of his beloved sister, Elise. Marcus believes his sister's death wasn't an a...

See more
Lion of the sun by Harry Sidebottom

Lion of the sun

Harry Sidebottom

eBook

"AD 260 - Mesopotamia. Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, the Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. The shame of the vanquished beats down mercilessly like the white sun, as the frail old Emperor prostrates himself b...

See more
The tea chest by Heidi Chiavaroli

The tea chest

Heidi Chiavaroli

eBook

Hayley Ashworth's goal is to join the Navy SEALs. First she must return to Boston to confront memories of her abusive childhood. When she comes upon an old tea chest, she opens it and finds the remarkable story of Emma Malcolm, a 1773 Patriot sympathizer....

See more
Love's Journal by Kathy Forbes

Love's Journal

Kathy Forbes

eBook

Love's Journal' is about a love that spans diversity and struggle. Ruby Sims is portrayed as one of the first true feminists to see past color in America, during the age of Slavery.Ruby leaves her homeland of England, travels across the sea to be bom...

See more
The lion rampant by Blanche D'Alpuget

The lion rampant

Blanche D'Alpuget

Audio CD

1154. After years of manipulation and political cunning, young Henry II accedes to the throne of England, with the beautiful and indomitable Eleanor of Aquitaine by his side. But the kingdom he inherits is an impoverished shambles after the long, tro...

See more
Daughters of Northern Shores by Joanne Bischof

Daughters of Northern Shores

Joanne Bischof

Audio CD

Heartache and regret, boldness and sacrifice. What will restoration cost the beloved Norgaard family? Aven Norgaard understands courage. Orphaned within an Irish workhouse, then widowed at just 19, she voyaged to America where she was wooed and wed by...

See more
This Terrible Beauty by Katrin Schumann

This Terrible Beauty

Katrin Schumann

Audio CD

"Can a wrong be made right? On the windswept shores of an East German island, Bettina Heilstrom struggles to build a life from the ashes. World War II has ended and her country is torn apart. Longing for a family, she marries Werner, an older bureaucrat...

See more
The daughters of Ironbridge by Mollie Walton

The daughters of Ironbridge

Mollie Walton

Large Print

"Together can they overcome hardship, poverty and disaster? Anny Woodvine's family has worked at the ironworks for as long as she can remember. The brightest child in her road and the first in her family to learn to read, Anny has big dreams. The moment...

See more
The runaway daughter by Joanna Rees

The runaway daughter

Joanna Rees

Large Print

"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...

See more
The missing sister by Dinah Jefferies

The missing sister

Dinah Jefferies

Large Print

"Belle Hatton is a beautiful young girl living in Gloucestershire, who's never been further East than Paris. But when her father dies, she finds a mysterious newspaper clipping from Burma, 1911 buried among his belongings - a clipping that says the H...

See more
No armour against Fate  by Caroline Angus Baker

No armour against Fate

Caroline Angus Baker

Book

"London, January 1537 - Thomas Cromwell is in deep mourning. His new queen is on the throne at King Henry's command, but the personal cost is too high. Nicola Frescobaldi is lying dead inside the Medici tomb in Florence, and Cromwell's only daughter Jane...

See more
Salt the snow  by Carrie Callaghan

Salt the snow

Carrie Callaghan

Book

"American journalist Milly Bennett has covered murders in San Francisco, fires in Hawaii, and a civil war in China, but 1930s Moscow presents her greatest challenge yet. When her young Russian husband is suddenly arrested by the secret police, Milly tries...

See more
The book of human skin by Michelle Lovric

The book of human skin

Michelle Lovric

eBook

Midday, 13th May, 1784: An earthquake in Peru tears up the white streets of Arequipa. As the dust settles, a young girl with fanaticism already branded on her face arrives at the devastated convent of Santa Catalina. At the same moment, oceans away in...

See more
The song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The song of Achilles

Madeline Miller

eBook

"Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks',...

See more
Under a wartime sky  by Liz. author. Trenow

Under a wartime sky

Liz. author. Trenow

Book

"1936: The dark clouds of war are gathering across Europe and the brightest minds in Britain have been brought together in a grand manor on the Suffolk coast. These select few have been tasked by Churchill to develop, in utmost secrecy, an invention that...

See more
Veiled in smoke  by Jocelyn Green

Veiled in smoke

Jocelyn Green

Book

"Meg and Sylvie Townsend manage the family bookshop and care for their father, Stephen, a veteran still suffering in mind and spirit from his time as a POW during the Civil War. But when the Great Fire sweeps through Chicago's business district, they...

See more
The Borgia confessions  by Alyssa Palombo

The Borgia confessions

Alyssa Palombo

Book

"'During the sweltering Roman summer of 1492, Rodrigo Borgia has risen to power as pope. Rodrigo's eldest son Cesare, forced to follow his father into the church and newly made the Archbishop of Valencia, chafes at his ecclesiastical role and fumes w...

See more
The lieutenant by Kate Grenville

The lieutenant

Kate Grenville

eBook

Shortlisted for the NSW, QLD and WA Premiers' Literary Awards, The Lieutenant is the profoundly moving tale of a young soldier's arrival in Australia on the First Fleet and the extraordinary friendship he develops with the local Aboriginal people. Da...

See more
The last station by Jay Parini

The last station

Jay Parini

eBook

Now a major film starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer and James McAvoy. In 1910, Leo Tolstoy, the most celebrated figure in Russia, is frail with old age. Devotees jostle for his favour and the press documents his every move. Valentin Bulgakov,...

See more
Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville

Sarah Thornhill

Kate Grenville

eBook

Kate Grenville takes us back to the early Australia of The Secret River and the Thornhill family. This is Sarah's story. It's a story of tangled secrets, a story of loss and unlooked-for happiness, and a story about the silent spaces of the past.

See more
Roma by Steven Saylor

Roma

Steven Saylor

eBook

Roma is the story of the ancient city of Rome, from its mythic beginnings as a campsite along a trade route to its emergence as the centre of the most extensive, powerful empire in the ancient world. Beginning with the prehistory days when Roma was a...

See more
Raintree county by Ross Lockridge

Raintree county

Ross Lockridge

eBook

For the first time in paperback--the epic, great American novel about love, tragedy, and the American Dream. Told in a series of flashbacks, this is the story of John Wickliff Shawnessy, who grows up to be the epitome of Civil War-era America. Origin...

See more
Obsessed by Ted Dekker

Obsessed

Ted Dekker

eBook

A clue from the grave of a Holocaust victim makes an ordinary man heir to a fortune, but a serial killer has been waiting for him for thirty years, and only one of them will survive.

See more
Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet by Jamie Ford

Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet

Jamie Ford

eBook

A chance discovery in boarded up old hotel brings back long forgotten memories and rekindles a forbidden love, swept aside during the chaos and heartbreak World War II and internment of Japanese families in the wake of Pearl Harbor.

See more
House on endless waters by Emunah Elon

House on endless waters

Emunah Elon

eBook

"At the behest of his agent, renowned author Yoel Blum reluctantly agrees to visit his birthplace of Amsterdam to meet with his Dutch publisher, despite promising his late mother that he would never return to that city. While touring the Jewish Museum...

See more
Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas

Damascus

Christos Tsiolkas

Large Print

"'They kill us, they crucify us, they throw us to beasts in the arena, they sew our lips together and watch us starve. They bugger children in front of fathers and violate men before the eyes of their wives. The temple priests flay us openly in the streets...

See more
The year without summer  by Guinevere. author. Glasfurd-Brown

The year without summer

Guinevere. author. Glasfurd-Brown

Book

"1815, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia Mount Tambora explodes in a cataclysmic eruption, killing thousands. Sent to investigate, ship surgeon Henry Hogg can barely believe his eyes. Once a paradise, the island is now solid ash, the surrounding sea turned to...

See more
The gamekeeper's wife  by Clare Flynn

The gamekeeper's wife

Clare Flynn

Book

"Martha Walters is the widow of an abusive man. She has nothing and is about to lose her home. Christopher Shipley is the reluctant heir to a substantial family fortune. He has more money than he needs or wants, and responsibilities he cannot shirk. They...

See more
A place to belong  by Cathy Mansell

A place to belong

Cathy Mansell

Book

" It's 1943 and Ireland has escaped the worst of the war raging in Europe, but life is not without its hardships. When fire breaks out at the convent in Cavan where she has spent the past ten years, orphan Eva Fallon barely escapes with her life. She's...

See more
The foundling  by Stacey Halls

The foundling

Stacey Halls

Book

"London, 1754. Six years after leaving her newborn, Clara, at London's Foundling Hospital, young Bess Bright returns to reclaim the illegitimate daughter she has never really known. Dreading the worst - that Clara has died in care - the last thing she...

See more
The orphan thief  by Glynis Peters

The orphan thief

Glynis Peters

Book

"When all seems lost... As Hitler's bombs rain down on a battered and beleaguered Britain, Ruby Shadwell is dealt the most devastating blow - her entire family lost during the Coventry Blitz. Hope still survives... Alone and with the city in chaos, Ruby...

See more
The mystery of love  by Andrew Meehan

The mystery of love

Andrew Meehan

Book

"Constance Wilde's marriage has ended. Oscar is in prison and she has fled to Italy with their children to escape London gossip and public disapproval. Here she reflects on her marriage to Oscar, the confusing difference between his private and public...

See more
The mercies  by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The mercies

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Book

"Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into a sudden and reckless storm. Forty fishermen, including her brother and father, are drowned and left broken on the rocks below. With the...

See more
The house at Silvermoor  by Tracy Rees

The house at Silvermoor

Tracy Rees

Book

"1899, South Yorkshire. Fourteen-year-old Tommy has been destined to a life working down the mines since the moment he was born. But he has bigger plans for his future. His best friend Josie from the neighbouring village is equally restless. The wea...

See more
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood

eBook

In 'Alias, Grace, ' bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since 'The Handmaid's Tale.' She takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women...

See more
The Paris model by Alexandra Joel

The Paris model

Alexandra Joel

Audio CD

After a shocking discovery, Grace Woods leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity. While working as a mannequin for Christian Dior, the world's newly acclaimed emperor of fashion,...

See more
The adorations  by Roger Boylan

The adorations

Roger Boylan

Book

"Gustave Termi is sitting on the toilet in Geneva one day when the Archangel Michael calls him to become one of the elect. No one could be more bewildered by this call than the agnostic Gustave. An encounter with a journalist in a therapist's waiting...

See more
Homecoming by M. C. Beaton

Homecoming

M. C. Beaton

eAudiobook

Lizzie is the sixth and youngest daughter of the late Sir Beverley, the patriarch who gambled away their beloved estate, Mannerling. Each of Lizzie's sisters had been entrusted by their mother to cast lures for the various owners of their former home....

See more
Dance with the devil by Victoria Wilcox

Dance with the devil

Victoria Wilcox

eBook

"In Dance with the Devil, the second volume in the trilogy of novels, in the American Wild West, Jesse James and his gang are robbing trains, the Sioux Indians are on the warpath, and John Henry Holliday arrives in Texas as a young man with a troubled...

See more
The land beyond the sea by Sharon Penman

The land beyond the sea

Sharon Penman

eBook

"1172. The Kingdom of Jerusalem, also known as 'Outremer', the land beyond the sea. Outremer was a young realm, one baptized in blood when the men of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem from the Saracens in 1099. Those crusaders who stayed had to adapt...

See more
The water dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The water dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates

eBook

See more
In Hitler's house : Book two, 1939-1945, Unreal  by Jonathan White Lane

In Hitler's house : Book two, 1939-1945, Unreal

Jonathan White Lane

Book

"Willy Weber and Carlotta Krause descend into the depths of the espionage game as World War II rages around them. Working at once against Hitler and often at odds with one another, each fears getting an order to assassinate the other. Meanwhile, the ...

See more
In Hitler's house : Book one, 1931-1939, What the thunder said by Jonathan White Lane

In Hitler's house : Book one, 1931-1939, What the thunder said

Jonathan White Lane

Book

"William Weber was on tour in Germany in the summer of 1931 when he chanced to meet a struggling politician, Adolf Hitler. Hitler soon discovered that Willy was a wealthy innocent and set out to exploit him in every way that he could. There follows a...

See more
The Immortelles  by Gilbert Morris

The Immortelles

Gilbert Morris

Book

"For her sixteenth birthday, Damita De Salvado receives a beautiful slave girl, Rissa, but mistreats her, revealing Damita's prejudice and hardening Rissa's heart. When her family experiences financial hardships, Damita grudgingly sells Rissa to a my...

See more
The midwives of Lark Lane  by Pam Howes

The midwives of Lark Lane

Pam Howes

Book

"After the heartbreak of World War Two, newlywed midwife Cathy hoped Liverpool life would offer some joy. But a terrible miscarriage and the escape of her abusive stepfather Jack from prison make happiness hard to find. Meanwhile, Cathy’s beloved granny...

See more
A tale of two sisters by Merryn Allingham

A tale of two sisters

Merryn Allingham

Audio CD

When Alice Verinder's beloved sister Lydia goes missing, Alice boards the Orient Express bound for Topkapi Palace in Constantinople, determined to find her. Lydia was governess to the Sultan's young children and though her letters spoke of exotic delights...

See more
The Copperettes at war by Sue Wilsher

The Copperettes at war

Sue Wilsher

Audio CD

Essex, 1918. Aggie has tasted freedom working at the local munitions factory. But the Great War is coming to an end, and the men are coming home. Aggie can't bear the idea of going back into service. She wants more from her life, and becoming a Copperette...

See more
Aurora's pride by AnneMarie Brear

Aurora's pride

AnneMarie Brear

Audio CD

Aurora Pettigrew has a loving family, a nice home, a comfortable life. She's waiting for the right man to offer marriage and the man for her is Reid Sinclair, heir to the Sinclair fortune. But, Reid's mother is against the match and unearths a secret...

See more
A place to belong by Cathy Mansell

A place to belong

Cathy Mansell

Audio CD

It's 1943 and Ireland has escaped the worst of the war raging in Europe, but life is still hard. When a fire breaks out at the convent in Cavan, orphan Eva Fallon barely escapes with her life. She's offered a bed for the night by Ma Scully, whilst her...

See more
The photographer of the lost by Caroline Scott

The photographer of the lost

Caroline Scott

Audio CD

1921. Families are desperately trying to piece together the fragments of their broken lives. Edie's husband Francis is considered "missing in action", but when Edie receives a mysterious photograph taken in the post, hope flares. And so she begins to...

See more
The unforgetting by Rose Black

The unforgetting

Rose Black

Audio CD

When Lily Bell is sold by her father to a "Professor of Ghosts" to settle a bad debt, she thinks she is about to hit the London stage as an actress. But little does she know that the professor intends her to be his very own ghost, part of an elaborate...

See more
The surplus girls by Polly Heron

The surplus girls

Polly Heron

Audio CD

Manchester, 1922. Belinda Layton is a surplus girl. One of the many women whose dreams of marriage perished in the Great War, with the death of her beloved fiance Ben. After four years of mourning, she finally feels ready to face whatever her future ...

See more
The light within us by Charlotte Betts

The light within us

Charlotte Betts

Audio CD

Cornwall, 1891. Talented painter Edith Fairchild is poised to begin a life of newlywed bliss and artistic creation in the inspiring setting of Spindrift House, freshly inherited by her charming husband, Benedict. But when her honeymoon turns sour, her...

See more
Liverpool daughter by Katie Flynn

Liverpool daughter

Katie Flynn

Audio CD

Liverpool, 1940. As the Luftwaffe turns its attention to Liverpool, Shane Quinn decides to move his family back to the safety of Ireland. But his only child, Dana, refuses. Determined to make it on her own, she heads to the city. Lonely and exhausted,...

See more
Workhouse girl by Holly Green

Workhouse girl

Holly Green

Audio CD

Patty Jenkins has come a long way from her poverty-stricken days in Brownlow Hill workhouse. She now has a coveted position in the kitchens at Freeman's Department store in Liverpool and even the prospect of advancement. For Patty has always enjoyed baking...

See more
The love that I have by James Moloney

The love that I have

James Moloney

Large Print

Margot Baumann has left school to work in the mailroom of a large prison. But this is Germany in 1944, and the prison is Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin. Margot is shielded from the camp's brutality, as she has no contact with the prisoners....

See more
Copsi Castle by Norah Lofts

Copsi Castle

Norah Lofts

Large Print

1836: Copsi Castle, handed down from father to son since the time of William the Conqueror, now belongs to Sir Harald Copsey, a kindly gentleman who adores his home. But Magnus, his only son and heir, is cut from a different bolt of cloth. Harald has...

See more
A mother's love by Katie Flynn

A mother's love

Katie Flynn

Large Print

Liverpool, 1940. There comes a moment in every child's life when they must learn to stand on their own two feet. For 15-year-old Ellie Lancton, that time has come all too soon. The death of her mother and the increase in air raids leaves Ellie alone and...

See more
Aurora's pride by AnneMarie Brear

Aurora's pride

AnneMarie Brear

Large Print

Aurora Pettigrew has a loving family, a nice home, a comfortable life. She's waiting for the right man to offer marriage, and the man for her is Reid Sinclair, heir to the Sinclair fortune. But Reid's mother is against the match and unearths a secret...

See more
A lucky sixpence by Anne Baker

A lucky sixpence

Anne Baker

Large Print

It's 1937 and for sisters Lizzie and Milly Travis there's nothing quite like the thrill of the funfair at New Brighton. Amid the bright lights and whirling rides, Lizzie wins a lucky sixpence on a stall - as well as the heart of a handsome stallholder....

See more
Snow on the cobbles by Maggie Sullivan

Snow on the cobbles

Maggie Sullivan

Large Print

When Lizzie moves with her mother and her brothers to No. 9 Coronation Street at the end of the Second World War, it's a new start for all of them after the losses and heartache they've endured. Things look up for Lizzie when she lands a job as a barmaid...

See more
A wife's war by Rosie Meddon

A wife's war

Rosie Meddon

Large Print

Kate Channer thought married life was going to be a grand adventure. But when Luke ships off for war before the echoes of their vows have ended, she's left behind, desperate to do something to make a difference and help bring him home. Yet life in Devon...

See more
Mother and child by Annie Murray

Mother and child

Annie Murray

eBook

Mother and Child by Sunday Times bestseller Annie Murray is a moving story of loss, friendship and hope over two generations . . .Their lives have been torn apart by tragedy . . . Birmingham Jo and Ian's marriage is hanging by a thread. One night almost...

See more
A reluctant spy by Miller Caldwell

A reluctant spy

Miller Caldwell

eBook

See more
Eagles in the storm by Ben Kane

Eagles in the storm

Ben Kane

eAudiobook

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Eagles in the Storm by Ben Kane, read by David Rintoul. AD 15. The German chieftain Arminius has been defeated, one of the lost Roman eagles recovered, and thousands of German tr...

See more
In the lion's den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

In the lion's den

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Audio CD

"London 1889: Victorian London is a place of wealth, privilege and poverty, a city of extremes. For James Falconer, who grew up as a barrow boy on a London market, it is a city of opportunity. Working his way up Henry Malvern's trading company in Pic...

See more
Aurore by Graham Hurley

Aurore

Graham Hurley

Audio CD

"Aurore connects Billy Angell, an RAF wireless operator selected for a covert mission to occupied France, with Helene Lafosse, a French woman keeping unusual company in her small family chateau in the depths of the Touraine. Helene has begun an affair...

See more
Snow on the cobbles by Maggie (Novelist) Sullivan

Snow on the cobbles

Maggie (Novelist) Sullivan

Audio CD

"When Lizzie moves with her mother and her brothers to No.9 Coronation Street at the end of the Second World War, it's a new start for all of them after the losses and heartache they've endured. Their new neighbour, Elsie Tanner, tells them that the house...

See more
Ascendancy by Matteo Strukul

Ascendancy

Matteo Strukul

Audio CD

"Florence, 1429. Giovanni de Medici, the family patriarch, has been poisoned. In their quest for political power, the Medici have made bitter enemies in every corner of the republic. And now Giovanni's sons, Cosimo and Lorenzo, have become the hereditary...

See more
The outcast girls  by Shirley Dickson

The outcast girls

Shirley Dickson

Book

"England, 1937: After a devastating childhood at Blakely Hall Orphanage, 15-year-old Sandra is released. She finds work as a housemaid, finally able to put her past behind her. But the start of World War Two throws the country into turmoil, and her b...

See more
The alchemy  by Gilbert Morris

The alchemy

Gilbert Morris

Book

"Simone d'Or, a golden-haired beauty with a prideful mind and fiery temper - attracts only trouble in nineteenth-century New Orleans. Men are willing to duel to the death for the privilege of marrying her. Her drunken brother's moral meandering requires...

See more
The Bermondsey Bookshop  by Mary Gibson

The Bermondsey Bookshop

Mary Gibson

Book

"Bermondsey, 1920s. After her mother's death Kate is taken in by her father's sister, the quick-tempered Aunt Sylvie. Already struggling to feed children of her own, Aunt Sylvie treats Kate like an unwanted burden. Although Kate's father disappeared when...

See more
The Parisians  by Marius Gabriel

The Parisians

Marius Gabriel

Book

"In occupied Paris, one woman risks everything to help bring down the Nazis. Paris, 1940. The Nazis have occupied the city - and the Ritz. The opulent old hotel, so loved by Parisians, is now full of swaggering officers, their minions and their mistresses....

See more
Ghost fire by Wilbur A. Smith

Ghost fire

Wilbur A. Smith

Audio CD

1754. Inseparable since birth and growing up in India, Theo and Connie Courtney are torn apart by the tragic death of their parents. Theo, wracked with guilt, seeks salvation in combat and conflict, joining the British in the war against the French and...

See more
The pearl of Penang  by Clare Flynn

The pearl of Penang

Clare Flynn

Book

"Evie Fraser, paid companion to a crotchety spinster, seems destined for a lonely life. Then out of the blue, a marriage proposal arrives by post. She met the handsome Douglas Barrington just once - at his wedding - but never forgot him. Now widowed,...

See more
The Domesday book vol. II  by author Howard of Warwick

The Domesday book vol. II

author Howard of Warwick

Book

"The Domesday Book that just keeps on giving. On the coat tails of the best-selling Domesday Book (No, Not That One), someone has let out volume II of William's Adventures in England. It's history, but not as we know it. England, 1067-ish and the King's...

See more
The teacher  by Michal Ben-Naftali

The teacher

Michal Ben-Naftali

Book

"No one knew the story of Elsa Weiss. She was a respected English teacher at a Tel Aviv high school, but she remained aloof and never tried to befriend her students. No one ever encountered her outside of school hours. She was a riddle, and yet the s...

See more
Miss Austen  by Gill Hornby

Miss Austen

Gill Hornby

Book

"A wonderfully original, emotionally complex novel that delves into why Cassandra burned a treasure trove of letters written by her sister, Jane Austen - an act of destruction that has troubled academics for centuries. 1840- twenty three years after the...

See more
Daughter of Rome  by Tessa Afshar

Daughter of Rome

Tessa Afshar

Book

"A woman with a devastating secret. A man bent on proving his worth. A chance encounter that catapults them into the heart of history. When the daughter of a prominent Roman general meets a disinherited Jewish immigrant, neither one can dream of God's...

See more
Wartime for the shop girls  by Joanna Toye

Wartime for the shop girls

Joanna Toye

Book

"It's 1942 and as shortages of staff - and goods - begin to bite, young Lily Collins is thrilled to step up to sales junior in her job at Marlow's department store. But bombs are still falling and Lily and fellow shop girls Gladys and Beryl need a stiff...

See more
Frailty of human affairs  by Caroline Angus Baker

Frailty of human affairs

Caroline Angus Baker

Book

"The moderate man shall inherit the kingdom. That man needs to be the Queenmaker. London 1529 – Cardinal Wolsey has ruled England in King Henry VIII’s name for most of his reign. Now Henry wants to leave Queen Katherine, his extraordinary Spanish wife...

See more
Cartier's hope  by M. J. Rose

Cartier's hope

M. J. Rose

Book

"New York, 1910: A city of extravagant balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and poor immigrants crammed into crumbling Lower East Side tenements. A city where the suffrage movement is growing stronger every day, but most women reporters are still delegated...

See more
The secrets we kept by Lara Prescott

The secrets we kept

Lara Prescott

Audio CD

1949: the celebrated Russian author Boris Pasternak is writing the novel that will become Doctor Zhivago. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it. But in the rest of the world it is fast becoming a sensation. In Washington DC, the CIA is ...

See more
The hungry road  by Marita Conlon-McKenna

The hungry road

Marita Conlon-McKenna

Book

"Following the disastrous failure of Ireland's potato crop, the people of Skibbereen and West Cork are soon faced with unprecedented disaster. Hunger, disease and death stalk the roads, fields and farms, the cottages and cabins, during Ireland's Great...

See more
The light after the war  by Anita Abriel

The light after the war

Anita Abriel

Book

"It is 1946 when Vera Frankel and her best friend Edith Ban arrive in Naples. Refugees from Hungary, they escaped from a train headed for Auschwitz and were hidden by farmers until the end of the war while the rest of their families perished. Now, they...

See more
Mirror, mirror  by Paula Byrne

Mirror, mirror

Paula Byrne

Book

"She was the most beautiful woman in the world. Discovered in a Berlin cabaret in the roaring twenties, she is brought to the glamour of Los Angeles. She becomes a superstar of the silver screen and Hollywood's darling, but nothing perfect lasts forever....

See more
Homecoming  by Ellie. author. Dean

Homecoming

Ellie. author. Dean

Book

"Peace has finally been declared in the Far East, but for those living at Beach View Boarding House, the news brings mixed emotions.Peggy Reilly is devastated that her husband Jim will not be coming home for Christmas. And Sarah and Jane, who have lived...

See more
The last warrior by W. Michael Farmer

The last warrior

W. Michael Farmer

Large Print

"The Last Warrior, The Life and Times of Yellow Boy, Mescalero Apache, Book 3, continues the powerful story of the Mescalero Apaches fighting for tribal survival against determined ignorance from autocratic government overseers, countering attacks from...

See more
The land beyond the sea  by Sharon Penman

The land beyond the sea

Sharon Penman

Book

"1172. The Kingdom of Jerusalem, also known as 'Outremer', the land beyond the sea. Outremer was a young realm, one baptized in blood when the men of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem from the Saracens in 1099. Those crusaders who stayed had to adapt...

See more
The secret wife of Aaron Burr by Susan Holloway Scott

The secret wife of Aaron Burr

Susan Holloway Scott

Large Print

"Aaron Burr was a hero of the Revolution, a brilliant politician, lawyer, and very nearly president; a skillful survivor in a raw new country filled with constantly shifting loyalties. But there were dark whispers about him: that he was untrustworthy,...

See more
The devil's slave by Tracy Borman

The devil's slave

Tracy Borman

Large Print

"In this powerful follow-up to The King's Witch, the Gorges family remains under threat from King James and his circle. Any hint of association with the members of the Gunpowder Plot will lead to mortal danger, but old loyalties - and loves - will not...

See more
Cilka's journey by Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Cilka's journey

Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Large Print

"Her beauty saved her life and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from...

See more
Auckland Libraries:New titles Check out the latest new titles in fiction, nonfiction, DVDs, CDs, eBooks, audiobooks, Māori, and community language books.