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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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Daughter of the house by Victoria Cornwall

Daughter of the house

Victoria Cornwall

eAudiobook

Soundings and Choc Lit present the audiobook edition of Daughter of the House. Evelyn Pendragon is spirited but lonely, and largely ignored by her parents whose attentions are taken up with her brother, Nicholas: the expected heir to the family's Cor...

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The queen's fortune by Allison Pataki

The queen's fortune

Allison Pataki

eAudiobook

A sweeping novel about the extraordinary woman who captured Napoleon's heart, created a dynasty, and changed the course of history--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor's Wife, The Accidental Empress, and Sisi. As the French revo...

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The king at the edge of the world by Arthur Phillips

The king at the edge of the world

Arthur Phillips

eAudiobook

The year is 1601. Queen Elizabeth I is dying, childless. Her nervous kingdom has no heir. It is a capital crime even to think that Elizabeth will ever die. Potential successors secretly maneuver to be in position when the inevitable occurs. The leadi...

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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....

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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...

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Finding Lady Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano

Finding Lady Enderly

Joanna Davidson Politano

eAudiobook

Raina Bretton is a rag woman in London's east end when a handsome stranger appears in a dank alley and offers her a glittering smile and a chance for adventure. Rothburne Abbey has a unique position for her, one that will take her away from her hards...

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The widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox

The widow of Pale Harbor

Hester Fox

eAudiobook

A town gripped by fear. A woman accused of witchcraft. Who can save Pale Harbor from itself? Maine, 1846. Gabriel Stone is desperate to escape the ghosts that haunt him in Massachusetts after his wife's death, so he moves to Maine, taking a position as...

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Checkmate by Dorothy Dunnett

Checkmate

Dorothy Dunnett

eAudiobook

Lymond finds himself back in France as a prisoner, bound to serve the King for one year. At the end of that time he has been promised freedom - from the ties that bind him to home and family. But while he may be afraid of Europe and its secrets, his wife...

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The true story of Maddie Bright by Mary-Rose MacColl

The true story of Maddie Bright

Mary-Rose MacColl

eAudiobook

In 1920, 17-year-old Maddie Bright gratefully accepts a job as a serving girl on the royal tour of Australia by Edward, Prince of Wales. Maddie's talents soon earn her the respect of Helen Burns, the prince's vivacious press secretary, and Rupert Waters,...

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The constant queen by Joanna Courtney

The constant queen

Joanna Courtney

eAudiobook

Elizaveta is princess of Kiev, but that doesn't stop her chasing adventure. Defying conventions, she rides the rapids of the Dneiper alongside her royal brothers, and longs to rule in her own right as a queen. Elizaveta meets her match when the fearsome...

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The commodore by C. S. Forester

The commodore

C. S. Forester

eAudiobook

In the ninth installment of the series, C. S. Forester transports us to the quaint village of Smallbridge. Predictably restless and eager to embark on his next adventure, Horatio Hornblower dreams of returning to the seas and commanding his next ship....

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Flying colours by C. S. Forester

Flying colours

C. S. Forester

eAudiobook

In the eighth instalment of C.S Forester's naval series, Horatio Hornblower finds himself down on his luck. Having been forced to surrender his ship to the French, following a long and bloody battle, he is imprisoned by his enemies and threatened with...

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The star of Istanbul by Robert Olen Butler

The star of Istanbul

Robert Olen Butler

eAudiobook

In the second historical thriller featuring war correspondent and spy Christopher Marlowe (Kit) Cobb, Cobb crosses paths with a sultry, mysterious actress whose secret agenda may be the key to saving--or toppling--two empires during World War I.

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Caprice and Rondo by Dorothy Dunnett

Caprice and Rondo

Dorothy Dunnett

eAudiobook

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Caprice and Rondo by Dorothy Dunnett, read by John Banks. January 1474, in the deep cold of an ice-bound Danzig: a man is spending a frivolous winter not facing up to his responsibilities ... It is the mercha...

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Lies in white dresses by Sofia Grant

Lies in white dresses

Sofia Grant

eAudiobook

In the 1940s and 50s, women who needed a fast divorce went to Nevada to live on a ranch with other women in the same boat. This historical novel was inspired by the true stories of those who "took the Reno cure." Francie Meeker and Vi Carothers were sold...

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The rising of Bella Casey by Mary Morrissy

The rising of Bella Casey

Mary Morrissy

eAudiobook

From a piano abandoned on the strife-torn streets of Dublin at Easter 1916, Mary Morrissy spins the reader backwards through the life of enigmatic beauty Bella Casey, sister of the famed playwright Seán O'Casey. The real and imagined are entwined in a...

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The young lion by Blanche D'Alpuget

The young lion

Blanche D'Alpuget

eAudiobook

Queen Eleanor of France, said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe, has not been able to give birth to an heir. A strategic liaison with Geoffrey the Handsome, the virile and charming Duke of Normandy, could remedy that - or lead to her downfall ...

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The girl in the painting by Tea Cooper

The girl in the painting

Tea Cooper

eAudiobook

Maitland 1913. Miss Elizabeth Quinn is something of an institution in Maitland Town. For longer than anyone can remember she and her brother, businessman Michael, have lived in the impressive two-storey stone house next to the church. When she is dis...

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Josephine's garden by Stephanie Parkyn

Josephine's garden

Stephanie Parkyn

eAudiobook

France, 1794. In the aftermath of the bloody end to the French Revolution, Rose de Beauharnais stumbles from prison on the day she is to be guillotined. Within a decade, she'll transform into the scandalous socialite who marries Napoleon Bonaparte, b...

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The deep silence by Douglas Reeman

The deep silence

Douglas Reeman

eAudiobook

HMS Temeraire: latest and most advanced of Britain's nuclear submarines. When Temraire's trials are cut short and she is ordered to the Far East to reinforce the fleet against a threat from Red China, her captain, David Jermain, knows that this is no...

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Twenty years after by Alexandre Dumas

Twenty years after

Alexandre Dumas

eAudiobook

Originally published in 1845 as a sequel to The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After is a supreme creation of suspense and heroic adventure. Two decades have passed since the three musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady. Time has wea...

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Romance by M. C. Beaton

Romance

M. C. Beaton

eAudiobook

As one of the two remaining unmarried Beverley sisters, Belinda considers herself the last hope for Mannerling, the beloved estate gambled away by their father. Each of her four elder sisters had hoped - even schemed - to marry one of Mannerling's su...

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A rational proposal by Jan (Janice Rosemary) Jones

A rational proposal

Jan (Janice Rosemary) Jones

eAudiobook

When spirited Verity Bowman is left a sizeable legacy by her uncle on condition that she spends six months "in a wholly rational manner", neither she nor her long-suffering attorney Charles Congreve have any idea where it will lead them. Nor, it has to...

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The water dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The water dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates

eAudiobook

From the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away,...

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Paradise by Toni Morrison

Paradise

Toni Morrison

eAudiobook

As the novel begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby assault the nearby Convent and the women in it.

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The Elizabeth Tudor Conspiracy by Alexandra Walsh

The Elizabeth Tudor Conspiracy

Alexandra Walsh

eAudiobook

The Elizabeth Tudor Conspiracy Is the second book in the Marquess House trilogy, a gripping dual timeline conspiracy thriller with an ingenious twist on Tudor history. Perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Philippa Gregory and Kate Mosse. Elizabeth I has su...

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Viper of the North by Gordon Doherty

Viper of the North

Gordon Doherty

eAudiobook

Deep winter, 376 AD: Emperor Valens has withdrawn the field armies from Moesia and Thracia to fight in the Persian War. The impoverished limitanei legions left behind to defend the banks of the River Danubius are now all that stand between the war-hungry...

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Little by Edward Carey

Little

Edward Carey

eAudiobook

From the gutters of pre-revolutionary France to the luxury of the Palace of Versailles, Little is the unforgettable story of how a 'bloodstained crumb of a girl' went on to shape the world in Wax... Born in Alsace in 1761, the unsightly, diminutive M...

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Lady bird and the fox by Kim Kelly

Lady bird and the fox

Kim Kelly

eAudiobook

No conviction, no reward. It's 1868 and the gold rush is spreading across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue - bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village...

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A gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

eAudiobook

On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Deemed...

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When silence sings by Sarah Loudin Thomas

When silence sings

Sarah Loudin Thomas

eAudiobook

Colman Harpe works for the C&O in the Appalachian rail town of Thurmond, West Virginia, but he'd rather be a preacher and lead his own congregation. When a member of the rival McLean clan guns down his cousin and the clan matriarch, Serepta McLean, taunts...

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The secret of Vesalius by Jordi Llobregat

The secret of Vesalius

Jordi Llobregat

eAudiobook

Daniel Amat has left Spain and all that happened there behind him for academic life in Oxford. The arrival of a letter - a demand - stamped Barcelona comes like a cold hand from behind. He arrives back in that near-mythic city a few days before the great...

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Treason by James H. Jackson

Treason

James H. Jackson

eAudiobook

Behind the famous rhyme lies a murderous conspiracy that goes far beyond Guy Fawkes and his ill-fated Gunpowder Plot. In a desperate race against time, spy Christian Hardy must uncover a web of deceit that runs from the cock-fighting pits of Shoe Lane,...

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The island of sea women by Lisa See

The island of sea women

Lisa See

eAudiobook

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane , about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best ...

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The little angel by Rosie Goodwin

The little angel

Rosie Goodwin

eAudiobook

At Treetops Foundling Home in Victorian Nuneaton, one special little girl brings sunshine and joy wherever she goes. A favourite of her foster mother, Kitty grows into a beguiling young woman, but soon attracts the attention of more than one suitor w...

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The girls from the local by Rosie Archer

The girls from the local

Rosie Archer

eAudiobook

Ruby loves the bustle of the Point of No Return pub; it helps take her mind off worrying about her fiancé, Joe, away fighting in France. The only thing Ruby doesn't like about the Point is Sylvie, who's out for all she can get, including Joe. Finally,...

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Folly by M. C. Beaton

Folly

M. C. Beaton

eAudiobook

The haughty Beverley family is obsessed with regaining Mannerling, the exquisite 17th-century mansion gambled away by their now-deceased father, Sir Beverley. Three of the six Beverley daughters have failed to win back their ancestral estate - settling...

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The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander

The Only Harmless Great Thing

Brooke Bolander

eAudiobook

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novelette Finalist for the Hugo, Locus, Shirley Jackson, and Sturgeon Awards The Only Harmless Great Thing is a heart-wrenching alternative history by Brooke Bolander that imagines an intersection between the Radium...

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The painted castle by Kristy Cambron

The painted castle

Kristy Cambron

eAudiobook

When art historian Keira Foley is hired to authenticate a painting at a centuries-old East Suffolk manor, she hopes this is just the thing to get her career and life back on track. But from the time she arrives at Parham Hill Estate and begins workin...

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You'll never see me again by Lesley Pearse

You'll never see me again

Lesley Pearse

eAudiobook

Betty Wellows is running for her life ... Young Betty dreams of settling down to an ordinary life in Hallsands with her fisherman husband. But when he returns broken and haunted from the Great War, she finds herself persecuted by his distraught mother...

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Voss by Patrick White

Voss

Patrick White

eAudiobook

Set in 19th-century Australia, Voss is the story of the secret passion between an explorer and a naïve young woman. Although they have met only a few times, Voss and Laura are joined by overwhelming, obsessive feelings for each other. Voss sets out to...

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Sharpe's fortress by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's fortress

Bernard Cornwell

eAudiobook

Recently made an officer, Sharpe is beginning to wish he was still a sergeant, as he marches with Sir Arthur Wellesley's army as it closes in on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Hakeswill has powerful friends and now he wants Sharpe dead. T...

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Lies, damned lies and history by Jodi Taylor

Lies, damned lies and history

Jodi Taylor

eAudiobook

I've done some stupid things in my time. I've been reckless. I've broken a few rules. But never before have I ruined so many lives or left such a trail of destruction behind me. As Max would be the first to admit, she's never been one for rules. They...

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The Westerby sisters by M.C Beaton

The Westerby sisters

M.C Beaton

eAudiobook

Lady Betty has no interest in the Duke of Collingham. She doesn't care that he's fabulously wealthy or devastatingly handsome or impeccably well dressed. All she sees is an arrogant nobleman with an abrasive personality and an annoyingly persistent streak....

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An uncommon woman by Nicole Alexander

An uncommon woman

Nicole Alexander

eAudiobook

Rural Queensland, 1929. Edwina Baker wants more from life than to be a daughter, sister and, perhaps soon, wife. So when her father bans her from attending the visiting circus Edwina defiantly rides to the showground dressed as a boy. And when the night...

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So shines the night by T. L. Higley

So shines the night

T. L. Higley

eAudiobook

In a city teetering at the brink of anarchy, Daria finds hope among people of The Way. She escaped a past of danger and found respite in beautiful Ephesus, a trading center on the aegean coast, serving as tutor to Lucas, the wealthy merchant who rescued...

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The forgotten family of Liverpool by Pam Howes

The forgotten family of Liverpool

Pam Howes

eAudiobook

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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Pirate latitudes by Michael Crichton

Pirate latitudes

Michael Crichton

eAudiobook

From one of the best-loved authors of all time comes an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a classic story of treasure and betrayal. The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds...

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Dragon teeth by Michael Crichton

Dragon teeth

Michael Crichton

eAudiobook

Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel--a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting. The year is 1876....

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Deception by M. C. Beaton

Deception

M. C. Beaton

eAudiobook

When one of her sisters is attacked by Harry Devers, the lecherous son of Mannerling's present owner, Abigail Beverley puts her obsession with reclaiming the mansion on hold. Then Abigail meets the dashing and extremely eligible Lord Burfield, and he?s...

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The last hours by Minette Walters

The last hours

Minette Walters

eAudiobook

When the Black Death enters England through the port in Dorsetshire in June 1348, no one knows what manner of sickness it is--or how it spreads and kills so quickly. The Church cites God as the cause, and fear grips the people as they come to believe...

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The crow garden by Alison Littlewood

The crow garden

Alison Littlewood

eAudiobook

Haunted by his father's suicide, Nathaniel Kerner becomes a mad-doctor at Crakethorne Asylum. Nathaniel's only interesting case is Mrs Victoria Harleston: her husband accuses her of hysteria and delusions. Nathaniel is increasingly obsessed with Victoria,...

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The married girls by Diney Costeloe

The married girls

Diney Costeloe

eAudiobook

Wynsdown, 1949: Charlotte Shepherd is happily married and now feels settled in her adopted home after arriving from Germany. Meanwhile, the squire's fighter pilot son, Felix, has returned to the village with a fiancee

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Louis L'Amour's lost treasures. Volume 1 by Louis L'Amour

Louis L'Amour's lost treasures. Volume 1

Louis L'Amour

eAudiobook

The first of its kind, a unique volume of twenty-one unpublished gems from one of the twentieth century's most popular and prolific writers Using his father's handwritten notes, journal entries, and correspondences, Beau L'Amour uncovers how and why ...

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The woman in the white kimono by Ana Johns

The woman in the white kimono

Ana Johns

eAudiobook

Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura's prearranged marriage to the son of her father's business associate would secure her family's status in their traditional Japanese community, but Naoko has fallen for another man - an American sailor, a...

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The cloud leopard's daughter by Deborah Challinor

The cloud leopard's daughter

Deborah Challinor

eAudiobook

On the gold fields of the colonies, enemies are easily made. In the confines of a ship, they can turn deadly. It is 1863 and Kitty and Rian Farrell have sailed their schooner Katipo III into Dunedin Harbour to answer a call for help from their friend...

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The orphans of Bell Lane by Ruthie Lewis

The orphans of Bell Lane

Ruthie Lewis

eAudiobook

1860s London Orphaned at a young age, Rosa has always looked out for her younger sister, Grace, protecting her from the dangers and bullies of the workhouse. So when Grace is suddenly faced with a world without Rosa, she finds herself alone and forced...

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Assegai by Wilbur A. Smith

Assegai

Wilbur A. Smith

eAudiobook

From directly overhead he heard the loud flapping of heavy wings, and another vulture rose from beyond the screen of banana plants. Leon felt the chill of dread. If the brutes are settling that means there's meat lying out there, dead meat. King and ...

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The only woman in the room by Marie Benedict

The only woman in the room

Marie Benedict

eAudiobook

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both? Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, sh...

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Fled by Meg Keneally

Fled

Meg Keneally

eAudiobook

Highway robber Convict Runaway Mother Jenny Trelawney is no ordinary thief. Forced by poverty to live in the Devon forest, she becomes a successful highway woman - until her luck runs out. Transported to Australia, pregnant and alone, Jenny must face...

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The lace balcony by Johanna Nicholls

The lace balcony

Johanna Nicholls

eAudiobook

Vianna Francis, known in the colony as 'The Sydney Venus', is a notorious young mistress in keeping to a former gentleman convict, who uses her to entice wealthy men to his gaming tables. A woman of mystery, Vianna is a magnet for scandal. Was she t...

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The nursemaid's secret by Sheila Newberry

The nursemaid's secret

Sheila Newberry

eAudiobook

A warm-hearted and nostalgic festive family saga - Will Tilly finally find a family to call her own? As Christmas grows nearer, Tilly, a young maid, is sent away from her home in London to care for a sick child in an old cottage on the Isle of Sheppey,...

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Ghosts of the past by Tony Park

Ghosts of the past

Tony Park

eAudiobook

Africa, 1906: A young Australian adventurer is condemned to death. Sydney, the present: journalist Nick Eatwell has just lost his job, but his day is brightened when a fellow reporter, South African Susan Vidler, comes into his life looking for his help...

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The rabbit girls by Anna Ellory

The rabbit girls

Anna Ellory

eAudiobook

Berlin, 1989. As the wall between East and West falls, Miriam Winter cares for her dying father, Henryk. When he cries out for someone named Frieda - and Miriam discovers an Auschwitz tattoo hidden under his watch strap - Henryk's secret history begins...

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The long flight home by Alan Hlad

The long flight home

Alan Hlad

eAudiobook

Hope flies behind enemy lines ... It is September 1940, and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around Epping Forest, the home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After...

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The emerald tablet by Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios

The emerald tablet

Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios

eAudiobook

The Suez Canal, 1956. The world teeters on the brink of nuclear war and the Middle East is a tinderbox. Conversely, redeemed archaeologist Benedict Hitchens is enjoying a peaceful existence after years in the professional and personal wilderness. His...

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The house of cain by Arthur W. Upfield

The house of cain

Arthur W. Upfield

eAudiobook

Austilene Thorpe is accused of murder but then disappears from gaol. Her fiance, Martin Sherwood, goes blind from shock. His famous adventuring brother Monty, learns that Austilene is in a refuge for murderers in the far north-east corner of South Au...

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Swimming home by Mary-Rose MacColl

Swimming home

Mary-Rose MacColl

eAudiobook

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

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The angels weep by Wilbur A. Smith

The angels weep

Wilbur A. Smith

eAudiobook

The lion rose lightly into the air, and settled like a huge yellow bird on the horse's back, crushing Jan Cheroot beneath his massive, blood-streaked body. At that instant, horse and rider and lion seemed to disappear into the very earth, and there was...

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Cilka's journey by Heather Morris

Cilka's journey

Heather Morris

eAudiobook

Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. Cilka was only sixteen-years-old when she was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, noticed her long beautiful hair, and forced her separation...

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Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk

Nottingham

Nathan Makaryk

eAudiobook

No king. No rules. England, 1191. King Richard is half a world away, fighting for God and his own ambition. Back home, his country languishes, bankrupt and on the verge of anarchy. People with power are running unchecked. People without are growing angry....

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Still life by A.S Byatt

Still life

A.S Byatt

eAudiobook

Frederica Potter arrives at Cambridge University greedy for knowledge, sex and love. It isn't long before she becomes infatuated with a mysterious and controlling poet. Back in Yorkshire, her sister Stephanie abandons academia and is confronted with ...

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Wearing paper dresses by Anne Brinsden

Wearing paper dresses

Anne Brinsden

eAudiobook

You can talk about living in the Mallee. And you can talk about a Mallee tree. And you can talk about the Mallee itself: a land and a place full of red sand and short stubby trees. Silent skies. The undulating scorch of summer plains. Quiet, on the surface...

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Intrigue by M. C. Beaton

Intrigue

M. C. Beaton

eAudiobook

Mannerling, the splendid family estate gambled away by Sir Beverley, remains the passion of his daughters. Beverley himself has died; the eldest daughter, Isabella - having failed in her bid to reclaim the family home - is blissfully wed. The mantle of...

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Strange devices of the sun and moon by Lisa Goldstein

Strange devices of the sun and moon

Lisa Goldstein

eAudiobook

London in the time of Queen Elizabeth I is a bustling place, its streets crowded with vendors selling goods from all over the world. In the courtyard of St. Paul's Cathedral, Alice Wood competes with other booksellers, hawking pamphlets, plays, and the...

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Swords of silence by Shaun Curry

Swords of silence

Shaun Curry

eAudiobook

In Hizen Province, Father Joaquim Martinez has been quietly tending to the life of his village - but his faith is about to be tested. When the country's military dictator - the Shogun - outlaws Martinez's religion, his and the villagers' lives are thrown...

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When we danced at the end of the pier by Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

When we danced at the end of the pier

Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

eAudiobook

Brighton, 1930: Maureen O'Connell is a carefree girl, but war is looming and life will never be the same again. Jack and Nelson have always been dear friends to Maureen. Despite their different backgrounds, they've seen each other through thick and thin....

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The mothers of Lovely Lane by Nadine Dorries

The mothers of Lovely Lane

Nadine Dorries

eAudiobook

Noleen Delaney is one of an army of night cleaners at St Angelus hospital in Liverpool. Since her husband was injured in the war, she has supported her five children and the family; she just about gets by. When Finn, her youngest, passes the eleven plus...

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Khaki town by Judy Nunn

Khaki town

Judy Nunn

eAudiobook

Khaki Town, Judy Nunn's stunning new novel, is inspired by a wartime true story which the Government kept secret for over seventy years.'It seems to have happened overnight,' Val thought as she pulled the beers. 'We've become a khaki town.' It's March...

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The French perfumer by Amanda Hampson

The French perfumer

Amanda Hampson

eAudiobook

Iris Turner, an unworldly young Englishwoman, arrives in the French Riviera to take up a secretarial role for the mysterious Hammond Brooke. Living in a small, exclusive hotel among eccentric and unpredictable aristocrats and struggling to gain her e...

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The guest book by Sarah Blake

The guest book

Sarah Blake

eAudiobook

A lifetime of secrets. A history untold. No . It is a simple word, uttered on a summer porch in 1936. And it will haunt Kitty Milton for the rest of her life. Kitty and her husband, Ogden, are both from families considered the backbone of the country....

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The vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase

The vanishing of Audrey Wilde

Eve Chase

eAudiobook

Present day: Applecote Manor captivates Jessie with dreams of hazy summers in the Cotswolds, but the house has an unsettling history and strange rumours surround the estate...The Fifties: When teenage Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote during...

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The bomb girls' secrets by Daisy Styles

The bomb girls' secrets

Daisy Styles

eAudiobook

As WWII rolls across Europe, Kitty boards a ship set for England. Money is what she really needs right now, especially with tiny baby Billy back in Dublin. In Lancashire, Kitty settles into the hard work and soon makes new friends, playing in the Bomb...

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The travelers by Regina Porter

The travelers

Regina Porter

eAudiobook

When the boy was four, he asked his father why people needed sleep. His father said, 'So God could unfuck all the things people fuck up.' As America recovers from the Second World War, two families' journeys begin. James Vincent, born in 1942 to an.....

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Sugar money by Jane Harris

Sugar money

Jane Harris

eAudiobook

Martinique, 1765: Brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their French master, Father Cleophas, with a mission. They must return to Grenada, the island they once called home, and smuggle back the 42 slaves claimed by English invaders at the hospital...

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Sharpe's enemy by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's enemy

Bernard Cornwell

eAudiobook

Newly promoted, Major Sharpe's mission is to rescue a group of women taken hostage by a band of deserters, one of whom is his bitter enemy Sergeant Hakeswill. Sharpe now has the responsibility of his own company, as well as the newly formed Rocket Troop,...

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Sharpe's tiger by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's tiger

Bernard Cornwell

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Sharpe is offered a chance to attempt the rescue of a senior British officer who has been captured by the Tippoo of Mysore's forces, providing him with an escape from the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill. Sharpe is the man you always want on your...

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Sharpe's prey by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's prey

Bernard Cornwell

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It's 1807 and Sharpe has returned from India, survived Trafalgar and has now joined the newly-formed Greenjackets. But his career is nearly over; his future apparently hopeless. His latest mission is to travel to Copenhagen and deliver a bribe to the...

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The ghost of Briarwych church by Amy Cross

The ghost of Briarwych church

Amy Cross

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The year is 1940. In the picturesque English village of Briarwych, Father David Perkins tends to his work at the local church. The shadow of war has fallen across England, and the local airbase provides a constant reminder of the horrors that have be...

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The mask of command by Ian Ross

The mask of command

Ian Ross

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When an act of murder throws the western provinces into turmoil, Aurelius Castus is ordered to take command of the military forces on the Rhine. But he soon discovers that the frontier is a place where the boundaries between civilisation and barbarism...

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Gate of the dead by David (Fiction writer) Gilman

Gate of the dead

David (Fiction writer) Gilman

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Tuscany, 1358: Thomas Blackstone has built a formidable reputation in exile, fighting as a mercenary amid the ceaseless warring of Italy's City States. But when a dying man delivers a message recalling him to England, it seems to be a trap. Yet Black...

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The lost daughter of Liverpool by Pam Howes

The lost daughter of Liverpool

Pam Howes

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Liverpool, 1946: The blackout blinds may be coming down, but one family is about to face devastating misfortune. Dora Evans is finally marrying the love of her life and her dreams of opening a dressmaking business look as if they might come true. With...

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Blood on the blade by Griff Hosker

Blood on the blade

Griff Hosker

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Erik and his family are Norse who live on the island of Orkneyjar. Their world is thrown upside down when the King of Norway colludes with their jarl to take over their home. They flee to the land north of Mercia. Hoping for a life free from the tyranny...

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Duchess by Susan Holloway Scott

Duchess

Susan Holloway Scott

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London, 1673. With her family ruined by war, penniless thirteen-year-old Sarah Jennings is overjoyed to be chosen as a maid of honor at the bawdy Restoration court of Charles II. She soon wins the trust of Lady Anne of York, a lonely princess who becomes...

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Raider's wake by James L. Nelson

Raider's wake

James L. Nelson

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"After the treachery and slaughter they met during the raid on Glendalough, Thorgrim Night Wolf and his small band of surviving Northmen have returned to Vík-ló where Thorgrim again sits as lord of the Viking longphort. But the Northmen are a restless...

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Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin

Laurus

Eugene Vodolazkin

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"Fifteenth-century Russia: It is a time of plague and pestilence, and a young healer, skilled in the art of herbs and remedies, finds himself overcome with grief and guilt when he fails to save the one he holds closest to his heart. Leaving behind his...

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Ribbons of scarlet by Kate Quinn

Ribbons of scarlet

Kate Quinn

eAudiobook

Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers--six unforgettable women whose paths cross during...

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The Christmas boutique by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Christmas boutique

Jennifer Chiaverini

eAudiobook

Twenty years after the publication of The Quilter's Apprentice, the novel that launched the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini returns with another delightful chapter featuring Master Quilter Sylvia...

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Simply Dead by Eleanor Kuhns

Simply Dead

Eleanor Kuhns

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In the depths of winter, Hortense, a midwife, disappears after attending a birth in the woodlands. During the search, Will Rees finds her struggling through the snow and woods without shoes or a coat. After two young men begin stalking the community in...

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The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

The Saturday Night Ghost Club

Craig Davidson

eAudiobook

A short, irresistible, and bittersweet coming-of-age story in the vein of Stranger Things and Stand by Me about a group of misfit kids who spend an unforgettable summer investigating local ghost stories and urban legends. Growing up in 1980s Niagara Falls...

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