Auckland Libraries: Large print historical fiction new titles

Large print historical fiction new titles

Ngā tuhinga paki o nehe tānga pū nui

Browse our collection of the latest historical fiction in large print. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.
True
The girl from the docklands cafe by June Tate

The girl from the docklands cafe

June Tate

Book

"Southampton, 1912. Jessie is made from tough stuff. At just 19, after the death of her father, she opted not to follow her mother back to Ireland, preferring instead to take charge of her own destiny. When Jessie marries an Irishman and takes over the...

See more
Ten Bells Street by Mary Collins

Ten Bells Street

Mary Collins

Book

"The East End of London, 1930. Work is scarce, food is in short supply and there is political unrest on the streets. But in the face of all this hardship, there's always friendship. Becky, Bernie and Rose - three best friends from very different backgrounds...

See more
The stranger by Kate Riordan

The stranger

Kate Riordan

Book

"1940 Cornwall, England. Penhallow Hall shelters a handful of Land Girls, sent to the coast to avoid the horrors of London's Blitz. But the beautiful, arrogant Diana Devlin, impatient with the sleepy village and its placid residents, can't resist the...

See more
A plague on Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift

A plague on Mr Pepys

Deborah Swift

Book

"The second novel in the Mr Pepys series by popular historical novelist Deborah Swift. The Great Plague has London in its grip. As the summer heat rises, red crosses mark the doors, wealthy citizens flee and only the poor remain to face the march of ...

See more
The Madonna of the mountains by Elise Valmorbida

The Madonna of the mountains

Elise Valmorbida

Book

"Maria Vittoria is embroidering a sheet for her dowry trunk. Her father has gone to find her a husband. He's taken his mule, a photograph and a pack of food: home-made sopressa sausage, cold polenta, a little flask of wine - no need to take water - the...

See more
Shell by Kristina Olsson

Shell

Kristina Olsson

Large Print

"In 1965 as Danish architect Jørn Utzon's striking vision for the Sydney Opera House transforms the skyline and unleashes a storm of controversy, the shadow of the Vietnam War and a deadly lottery threaten to tear the country apart. Journalist Pearl ...

See more
A season of grace by Lauraine Snelling

A season of grace

Lauraine Snelling

Large Print

"In 1906 Minnesota, Nilda Carlson's life now resembles the images that filled her dreams in Norway. But when she spots the man from her terrifying past in town, her new life and hope for love could come crashing down around her. Did danger follow her...

See more
Secrets of the shipyard girls by Nancy Revell

Secrets of the shipyard girls

Nancy Revell

Large Print

Sunderland, 1941. Gloria is smitten with her newly arrived bundle of joy, but baby Hope's first weeks are bittersweet. Hope's father is missing at sea and Gloria must lean on her girls for support. Meanwhile, head welder Rosie has turned her back on love...

See more
Mother's Day on Coronation Street by Maggie Sullivan

Mother's Day on Coronation Street

Maggie Sullivan

Large Print

It's 1942 and Annie Walker is the landlady of the Rovers Return on Coronation Street. With her husband Jack away fighting for King and Country, Annie must juggle lone motherhood with keeping the regulars happy. Gracie Ashton works behind the bar at the...

See more
District nurse on call by Donna Douglas

District nurse on call

Donna Douglas

Large Print

West Yorkshire, 1926. After completing her training in Steeple Street, Agnes Sheridan is looking forward to making her mark as Bowden's first district nurse, confident she can make a difference in the locals' lives. But when Agnes arrives, she's treated...

See more
Penhaligon's gift by Terri Nixon

Penhaligon's gift

Terri Nixon

Large Print

Cornwall, 1911. Freya Penhaligon is eagerly awaiting the return of her beau, the historian Tristan MacKenzie, but the surprise arrival of her mother on the same coach brings uneasiness and suspicion to more than the Penhaligon family. When Tristan proposes...

See more
The poppy girls by Margaret Dickinson

The poppy girls

Margaret Dickinson

Large Print

The year is 1914 and Pips Maitland resists her mother's wishes that she settle down with a suitable husband and raise children. All she wants is to be a doctor like her father and her brother, Robert. Hearing that her father's friend, Dr John Hazelwood,...

See more
Too deep for words by Andrea Boeshaar

Too deep for words

Andrea Boeshaar

Large Print

"Carrie Ann Collier has been a newlywed for nineteen blissful days--as blissful as life can be in the midst of war, that is. Soon that war will take a toll she never expected. When her new husband, Peyton, goes missing during battle, she refuses to believe...

See more
Lady of a thousand treasures by Sandra Byrd

Lady of a thousand treasures

Sandra Byrd

Large Print

"In Victorian England appointed as trustee of a baron's legendary collection, Eleanor must choose whether to donate the priceless treasures to a museum or allow them to pass to the baron's son--the man who once broke her heart, but claims to still love...

See more
The runaway children by Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

The runaway children

Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

Large Print

"London, 1942. 13-year-old Nell and five-year-old Olive are being sent away from the devastation of the East End. They are leaving the terror of the Blitz and nights spent shivering in air raid shelters behind them, but will the strangers they are placed...

See more
An orphan in the snow by Molly Green

An orphan in the snow

Molly Green

Large Print

"Liverpool, 1941. Haunted by the death of her sister, June Lavender takes a job at a Dr Barnardo’s orphanage. June couldn’t save Clara from their father’s violence, but perhaps she can help children whose lives have been torn apart by war. When June...

See more
The palace of lost dreams by Charlotte Betts

The palace of lost dreams

Charlotte Betts

Large Print

"Hyderabad, India. 1798. Beatrice Sinclair, a grieving young widow facing financial destitution, has travelled from Hampshire to Hyderabad to visit her brother, an employee of the British East India Company. There, she is astonished to discover that he...

See more
The songbirds of Colliers Row by Jennifer Hart

The songbirds of Colliers Row

Jennifer Hart

Large Print

"A village without a voice. That's what the locals are saying about Llandegwen, deep in the Welsh valleys. The village choir, once a source of pride for the small mining community, has been forced to disband; the elderly choirmaster heartbroken by the...

See more
Prague Spring by Simon Mawer

Prague Spring

Simon Mawer

Large Print

"It's the summer of 1968, the year of love and hate, of Prague Spring and Cold War winter. Two English students, Ellie and James, set off to hitch-hike across Europe. Somewhere in southern Germany they decide, on a whim, to visit Czechoslovakia where...

See more
The splendor before the dark by Margaret George

The splendor before the dark

Margaret George

Large Print

"With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero Augustus commands the Roman Empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor. Although he has yet to produce an heir, his power is absolute. But in the tenth year of his...

See more
The winter soldier by Daniel (Daniel Philippe) Mason

The winter soldier

Daniel (Daniel Philippe) Mason

Large Print

"Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives -- at...

See more
Becoming Belle by Nuala O'Connor

Becoming Belle

Nuala O'Connor

Large Print

"In 1887, Isabel Bilton is the eldest of three daughters of a middle-class military family, growing up in a small garrison town. By 1891 she is the Countess of Clancarty, dubbed "the peasant countess" by the press, and a member of the Irish aristocra...

See more
A thousand shall fall by Andrea Boeshaar

A thousand shall fall

Andrea Boeshaar

Large Print

"A story of love, hope, and healing set in the midst of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley where nineteen-year-old Carrie Ann Bell is forced to choose between her childhood friend Confederate Major Joshua Blevins and her rescuer and protector Union...

See more
Everything she didn't say by Jane Kirkpatrick

Everything she didn't say

Jane Kirkpatrick

Large Print

"In 1911, Carrie Strahorn wrote a memoir entitled Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage, which shared some of the most exciting events of 25 years of traveling and shaping the American West with her husband, Robert Strahorn, a railroad promoter, investor, ...

See more
The orphans of Ardwick by Emma Hornby

The orphans of Ardwick

Emma Hornby

Large Print

After a cold, hard winter on the streets, three orphan children are about to give up hope when unexpected events bring them to the doorstep of a grand house in Ardwick, Manchester. Taken in by the firm but kind-hearted cook, the young friends can har...

See more
The Empire girls by Sue Wilsher

The Empire girls

Sue Wilsher

Large Print

A moving story of heartbreak and friendship in 1950s BritainTilbury, 1950s. The Empire is a pub run by Vi, Doris's mother, but when Doris falls pregnant out of marriage, she is kicked out of the house and forced to fend for herself. Desperate to look...

See more
The river maid by Dilly Court

The river maid

Dilly Court

Large Print

Hardworking Essie Chapman lives with her boatman father on the banks of the Thames. When an accident leaves him bedridden with only ale to ease his pain, it is Essie who takes up the oars for the family's survival, risking her life to ferry passengers...

See more
A respectable woman by Susanna Bavin

A respectable woman

Susanna Bavin

Large Print

After losing her family in the Great War, Nell is grateful to marry Stan Hibbert, believing she can recapture a sense of family with him. But five years on, she is just another back-street housewife, performing miracles with scrag-end. When she discovers...

See more
The black silk purse by Margaret Kaine

The black silk purse

Margaret Kaine

Large Print

Sent to the workhouse as a child, all Ella Hathaway can remember is a voice whispering, 'Dearie, promise you will never forget what you saw. Your Ma was killed deliberate... and someone oughter pay for it.' When young, wealthy spinster Letitia Fairch...

See more
Dear Mrs Bird by A. J. (Amanda-Jane) Pearce

Dear Mrs Bird

A. J. (Amanda-Jane) Pearce

Large Print

Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent, and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper, she seizes...

See more
Whiskey when we're dry by John Larison

Whiskey when we're dry

John Larison

Large Print

"In the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets...

See more
The collector's apprentice by Barbara A. Shapiro

The collector's apprentice

Barbara A. Shapiro

Large Print

"It's the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris--broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone in Belgium, including her own family, believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her.....

See more
A well-behaved woman by Therese Fowler

A well-behaved woman

Therese Fowler

Large Print

"The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War,...

See more
Once a midwife by Patricia Harman

Once a midwife

Patricia Harman

Large Print

"The women of Hope River trust midwife Patience Hester, whose skill in delivering babies is known for miles around. But though the Great Depression is behind them, troubles are not, for Europe is at war...and it can only be a matter of time before the...

See more
A season of grace by Lauraine Snelling

A season of grace

Lauraine Snelling

Large Print

"In 1906 Minnesota, Nilda Carlson's life now resembles the images that filled her dreams in Norway. But when she spots the man from her terrifying past in town, her new life and hope for love could come crashing down around her. Did danger follow her...

See more
The night raid by Clare Harvey

The night raid

Clare Harvey

Large Print

World-renowned war artist Dame Laura Knight is commissioned to paint propaganda portraits of factory girls and is sent to the ordnance factories in her hometown of Nottingham. At first she relishes the opportunity, but when she starts work on a portrait...

See more
The captain's girl by Nicola Pryce

The captain's girl

Nicola Pryce

Large Print

Cornwall 1793. As the French Revolution threatens the stability of England, so too is discontent brewing in the heart of Celia Cavendish. Promised to the brutal Viscount Vallenforth, she must find a way to break free. Inspired by her cousin Arbella, ...

See more
Christmas at Emmerdale by Pamela Bell

Christmas at Emmerdale

Pamela Bell

Large Print

Brand new saga to coincide with ITV's three-part historical drama Christmas at Emmerdale is the first in a sweeping new saga, exploring the lives of Emmerdale's much-loved families during the run up to the Great War. August 1914, and a terrible war begins,...

See more
The Nightingale Christmas show by Donna Douglas

The Nightingale Christmas show

Donna Douglas

Large Print

Matron Kathleen Fox has the job of putting the Nightingale Hospital back together. But memories and ghosts of those lost fill the bomb-damaged buildings, and she wonders if she is up to the task. In the name of festive cheer Kathleen decides to put on...

See more
The secret of Summerhayes by Merryn Allingham

The secret of Summerhayes

Merryn Allingham

Large Print

Summer, 1944. Bombed out by the blitz, Bethany Merston takes up a post as companion to elderly Alice Summer, last remaining inhabitant of the dilapidated and crumbling Summerhayes estate. Now a shadow of its former glory; most of the rooms have been shut...

See more
Happy little bluebirds by Louise Levene

Happy little bluebirds

Louise Levene

Large Print

"It is September 1940, and recently widowed Evelyn has been plucked from her humdrum civil service job in Woking and transported to the opulent world of wartime Hollywood. Young, bright and fluent in nine languages, she is to assist the British Colonel...

See more
Legacy of mercy by Lynn N. Austin

Legacy of mercy

Lynn N. Austin

Large Print

"Young socialite Anna Nicholson is having trouble focusing on her upcoming marriage due to lingering questions about her birth mother. After hiring detectives to learn more about the past, Anna decides that some secrets are better left hidden. Her choice...

See more
The lighthouse keeper's daughter by Hazel Gaynor

The lighthouse keeper's daughter

Hazel Gaynor

Large Print

"1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling's home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England....

See more
The fashion designer by Nancy Moser

The fashion designer

Nancy Moser

Large Print

"Annie Wood, a housemaid-turned-pattern designer, jumps at the chance to design her own clothing line when a wealthy New York couple offers to finance the endeavor. Joining the project is Annie's new husband, Sean Culver, her best friend at Butterick,...

See more
The Romanov Empress by C. W. Gortner

The Romanov Empress

C. W. Gortner

Large Print

"Narrated by the mother of Russia's last tsar, this vivid, historical novel brings to life the story of Maria Feodorovna, who witnessed the splendor and tragic downfall of the Romanovs as she fought to save her dynasty in its final years. From the op...

See more
The Kennedy debutante by Kerri Maher

The Kennedy debutante

Kerri Maher

Large Print

"London, 1938. Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy has taken England by storm. The effervescent It Girl of London society since her father was named the ambassador, Kick dances and drinks champagne at the hottest nightclubs and attends the horse races with nobility....

See more
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

Sold on a Monday

Kristina McMorris

Large Print

See more
Greasy grass by Johnny D. Boggs

Greasy grass

Johnny D. Boggs

Large Print

"A fictionalized account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, or Greasy Grass as the Indians called it, told by a series of first-hand accounts from both white and Indian points of view provides a panorama of the battle in which a sense of what most ...

See more
Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar

Thief of Corinth

Tessa Afshar

Large Print

"After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her father in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: Galenos is the infamous thief who robs the city's corrupt of...

See more
The mistletoe seller by Dilly Court

The mistletoe seller

Dilly Court

Large Print

It's Christmas Eve. Flurries of snow fall on the cobbled streets of Whitechapel and an abandoned baby, swaddled in a blanket, is found on a doorstep in Angel Alley... Named after the street on which she was abandoned, Angel Winter is taken into a loving...

See more
A Christmas candle by Katie Flynn

A Christmas candle

Katie Flynn

Large Print

1939. All over Britain, children are being evacuated. Eve Armstrong and her little brother are headed for Devon with their mother. As the train pulls out of London, Eve sees a rude boy sticking his tongue out amongst the shabbily dressed evacuees. At...

See more
Molly's Christmas orphans by Carol Rivers

Molly's Christmas orphans

Carol Rivers

Large Print

1940. Molly Swift, at 27, has already suffered the tragic loss of her two-year-old daughter Emily, to the flu outbreak of 1935. Now she waits for news of her shopkeeper husband Ted, who volunteered for the British Expeditionary Forces.Molly helps run...

See more
Brighter days ahead by Mary Wood

Brighter days ahead

Mary Wood

Large Print

Molly lives with her repugnant father, who has betrayed her many times. From a young age, living on the streets of London's East End, she has seen the harsh realities of life. When she's kidnapped by a gang and forced into their underworld, her future...

See more
Not our kind by Kitty Zeldis

Not our kind

Kitty Zeldis

Large Print

"One rainy morning in June, two years after the end of World War II, a minor traffic accident brings together Eleanor Moskowitz and Patricia Bellamy. Their encounter seems fated: Eleanor, a teacher and recent Vassar graduate, needs a job. Patricia's ...

See more
The glass ocean by Beatriz Williams

The glass ocean

Beatriz Williams

Large Print

"May 2013: Author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Breaking a promise to her mother, she opens her great-grandfather's chest from the RMS Lusitania, sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change...

See more
The mercy seat by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop

The mercy seat

Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop

Large Print

"A complex portrait of a small town in Louisiana in 1943, as seen in the twelve hours before a black teenager's execution for the alleged rape of a white woman -- 1943. Eighteen year old Willie Jones sits in his cell in New Iberia awaiting his execution...

See more
Daughter of a daughter of a queen by Sarah Bird

Daughter of a daughter of a queen

Sarah Bird

Large Print

"Though born into bondage on a 'miserable tobacco farm' in Little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams was never allowed to consider herself a slave. According to her mother, she was a captive, bound by her noble warrior blood to escape the enemy. Her means...

See more
River to redemption by Ann H. Gabhart

River to redemption

Ann H. Gabhart

Large Print

"Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis in Springfield, Kentucky. Twelve years later, nineteen-year-old Adria is determined to find a way to buy Louis's freedom. But in 1840s Kentucky, she'll face an...

See more
The Knight banneret by Richard Woodman

The Knight banneret

Richard Woodman

Large Print

"William Marshal was born in a time of civil war. In a time of bloodshed and honour. As a boy he is used as a pawn, during the conflict between Stephen and Matilda. But as a young man he trains as a knight. Marshal learns his trade in England and Nor...

See more
Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe

Madeline Miller

Large Print

"In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, ...

See more
The allotment girls by Kate Thompson

The allotment girls

Kate Thompson

Large Print

"During the Second World War, life in the iconic Bryant & May match factory is grimy and tough. Annie, Rose, Pearl and Millie carry on making matches for the British Army, with bombs raining down around them. Inspired by the Dig for Victory campaign,...

See more
The patchwork bride by Sandra Dallas

The patchwork bride

Sandra Dallas

Large Print

"When her granddaughter June unexpectedly arrives and announces she's calling off her wedding, Ellen tells her the story of Nell, a Kansas-born woman who goes to the High Plains of New Mexico Territory in 1898 in search of a husband and the impending...

See more
The Tuscan child by Rhys Bowen

The Tuscan child

Rhys Bowen

Large Print

"In 1944, a wounded British bomber pilot parachuted into German-occupied Tuscany and found refuge in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. Nearly thirty years later his estranged daughter finds a letter addressed to Sofia and embarks on a journey to Tuscany to ...

See more
In love and war by Liz Trenow

In love and war

Liz Trenow

Large Print

"July, 1919. The First World War is over. The war-torn area of Flanders near Ypres is no longer home to trenches or troops, but groups of tourists. Controversial battlefield tourism now drives bus-loads of people to witness first-hand where loved ones...

See more
The pharmacist's wife by Vanessa Tait

The pharmacist's wife

Vanessa Tait

Large Print

"Love. Desire. Vengeance. A deadly alchemy. When Rebecca Palmer's new husband opens a pharmacy in Victorian Edinburgh, she expects to live the life of a well-heeled gentlewoman. But her ideal is turned to ashes when she discovers her husband is not what...

See more
Should you ask me by Marianne Morgan Kavanagh

Should you ask me

Marianne Morgan Kavanagh

Large Print

"Just before D-Day in 1944, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, an elderly woman walks into a police station. She has information, she says, about human remains recently discovered nearby. The bodies could have stayed buried for ever - like the love and...

See more
In times gone by by Tracie Peterson

In times gone by

Tracie Peterson

Large Print

"After getting left at the altar, Kenzie Gifford flees to San Francisco to start her life over, determined never to love again. She's made new friends and has a good job in the office of her cousin's chocolate factory. The only thorn in her side is Dr....

See more
Ike and Kay by James MacManus

Ike and Kay

James MacManus

Large Print

"In 1942, Kay Summersby's life changes forever when she's conscripted to drive General Eisenhower on a fact-finding visit to wartime London. They take an immediate liking to each other, and Ike buys Kay a box of chocolates - a wartime luxury. So begins...

See more
Chariot on the mountain by Jack Ford

Chariot on the mountain

Jack Ford

Large Print

"Two decades before the Civil War, a middle-class farmer named Samuel Maddox lies on his deathbed. Elsewhere in his Virginia home, a young woman named Kitty knows her life is about to change. She is one of the Maddox family's slaves and Samuel's biol...

See more
Beneath the apple leaves by Harmony Verna

Beneath the apple leaves

Harmony Verna

Large Print

"In 1916, Andrew Houghton's family is one of hundreds eking out an existence in the coal mines of southwestern Pennsylvania. Though he longs to be a veterinarian, he's fated for a life underground, picking rock alongside his father. That destiny changes...

See more
A reckoning by Linda Spalding

A reckoning

Linda Spalding

Large Print

"A Virginia family must come to terms with their slave-owning past as the Civil War approaches and an abolitionist visits their plantation, throwing it into turmoil before compelling the family to move West."--Publisher's description.

See more
West by Carys Davies

West

Carys Davies

Large Print

"When widower John Cyrus Bellman learns of colossal animal bones found in Kentucky, he leaves his daughter on their Pennsylvania farm and heads west in search of the unknown animals.“--Provided by publisher.

See more
A winter love song by Rita Bradshaw

A winter love song

Rita Bradshaw

Large Print

Bonnie Lindsay is born into a travelling fair community in 1918. When her mother dies just months later, Bonnie's beloved father becomes everything to her. Then at the tender age of ten, disaster strikes. Heartbroken, Bonnie is at the mercy of her em...

See more
The girl from Pit Lane by Gracie Hart

The girl from Pit Lane

Gracie Hart

Large Print

Can two young, coal-miner's daughters survive on their own? Tragedy strikes a small Yorkshire mining town when Sarah Wild's husband dies in a terrible accident. Widowed and destitute, Sarah is forced to remarry to save her daughters, Mary-Anne and Eliza,...

See more
The little angel by Rosie Goodwin

The little angel

Rosie Goodwin

Large Print

1896, Nuneaton. Left on the doorstep of Treetops Children's Home, young Kitty captures the heart of her guardian, Sunday Branning, who has never been blessed with a child of her own. Kitty brings sunshine and joy wherever she goes. But then she is summoned...

See more
Winter on the Mersey by Annie Groves

Winter on the Mersey

Annie Groves

Large Print

Kitty Callaghan is finally coming home and she isn't the same girl they will remember. Like many others, Kitty has seen her fair share of tragedy and instead of thinking about romance, is determined to do her bit for King and country. When Kitty finds...

See more
The removes by Tatjana Soli

The removes

Tatjana Soli

Large Print

"Traces the intertwining stories of Civil War hero George Armstrong Custer, his frontierswoman wife Libbie, and fifteen-year-old Anne Cummins, a captive of the Cheyenne after surviving a homestead attack."--Provided by publisher.

See more
Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. (Amanda-Jane) Pearce

Dear Mrs. Bird

A. J. (Amanda-Jane) Pearce

Large Print

"London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Cor...

See more
I'll get by by Janet Woods

I'll get by

Janet Woods

Large Print

"Meggie Elliot is a young woman of above average intelligence, and on the brink of adulthood. Living with her aunt and uncle in London at the outbreak of World War Two, she's intent on going to university, then pursuing a career in law. She is encouraged...

See more
At long last love by Milly Adams

At long last love

Milly Adams

Large Print

It's July 1942, and nightclub singer Kate Watson has made a home for herself in bomb-blitzed London. A motley crew of friends has replaced the family she's not spoken to in years. Until one evening Kate's sister, Sarah walks back into her life. Sarah...

See more
Dance your troubles away by Pamela Evans

Dance your troubles away

Pamela Evans

Large Print

It is three years since the Second World War claimed the life of Polly's beloved husband George, and not a day goes by without her wishing he was still alive. Polly is grateful that her mother is on hand to look after her daughter Emmie while she works...

See more
The Madonna of the mountains by Elise Valmorbida

The Madonna of the mountains

Elise Valmorbida

Large Print

"Maria Vittoria is twenty-five when her father brings home the man who will become her husband. It is 1923 in the austere Italian mountain village where her family has lived for generations, and the man she sees is tall and handsome and has survived the...

See more
Undiscovered country by Kelly O'Connor McNees

Undiscovered country

Kelly O'Connor McNees

Large Print

"New York City, 1932. Top reporter Lorena "Hick" Hickok's assignment to cover FDR's campaign and write a feature on his wife, Eleanor, turns her hard-won independent life on its ear. Her work, and a secret entanglement with the new first lady, takes her...

See more
The Italian party by Christina Lynch

The Italian party

Christina Lynch

Large Print

"Newly married, Scottie and Michael are seduced by Tuscany's famous beauty. But the secrets they are keeping from each other force them beneath the splendid surface to a more complex view of Italy, America, and each other. When Scottie's Italian teacher...

See more
Another side of paradise by Sally Koslow

Another side of paradise

Sally Koslow

Large Print

"In 1937 Hollywood, gossip columnist Sheilah Graham's star is on the rise, while literary wonder boy F. Scott Fitzgerald's career is slowly drowning in booze. Famously married to the doomed Zelda, Fitzgerald fell hard for his shrewd yet softhearted S...

See more
The wanderers by Tim Pears

The wanderers

Tim Pears

Large Print

"1912. Leo Sercombe is on a journey. Aged thirteen and banished from the secluded farm of his childhood, he travels through Devon, grazing on berries and sleeping in the woods. Behind him lies the past and before him the West Country, spread out like...

See more
The room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel

The room on Rue Amélie

Kristin Harmel

Large Print

"A powerful novel of fate, resistance, and family--by the international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting and When We Meet Again--tells the tale of an American woman, a British RAF pilot, and a young Jewish teenager whose lives intersect...

See more
Music across the Mersey by Geraldine O'Neill

Music across the Mersey

Geraldine O'Neill

Large Print

"1940s Dublin: Handsome widower Johnny Cassidy is out of work and lost as to how to look after his four children. Broken-hearted, he's tempted to look for the answer at the bottom of a beer glass, and it takes another calamity for him to realise help...

See more
The Spark Girl's promise by Fiona (Journalist) author. Ford

The Spark Girl's promise

Fiona (Journalist) author. Ford

Large Print

"January 1941. Peggy Collins has learned a lot during her time as a Spark Girl. Posted to Swansea, as a driver to the squadron leader, she often hears things she shouldn't and she knows to be discreet, understanding how serious the phrase loose lips sink...

See more
In dreams forgotten by Tracie Peterson

In dreams forgotten

Tracie Peterson

Large Print

"1906. Judith Gladstone came to San Francisco after her parents died to find her last living relative, an aunt she has never met. Instead she has fallen head over heels in love with Caleb Coulter, her friend's brother. Caleb has promised to help Judith...

See more
The which way tree by Elizabeth Crook

The which way tree

Elizabeth Crook

Large Print

Early one morning in the remote Texas hill country, a panther attacks a family of homesteaders, mauling a young girl and killing her mother, whose final act is to save her daughter's life. Samantha and her half brother, Benjamin, survive, but she is ...

See more
The summer I met Jack by Michelle Gable

The summer I met Jack

Michelle Gable

Large Print

"In 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee named Alicia Darr takes a job with the Kennedy family and meets their oldest son, a charismatic congressman named Jack. Their summer fling soon turns into a serious relationship, but the Kennedys have White...

See more
The magnificent Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp

The magnificent Esme Wells

Adrienne Sharp

Large Print

"Esme Silver has always taken care of her charming ne'er-do-well father, Ike, a small-time crook who dreams of making it big with Bugsy Siegel. And she's in awe of her mother, Dina Wells, happy to be the foil who gets the beautiful Dina into meetings...

See more
Between earth and sky by Amanda Skenandore

Between earth and sky

Amanda Skenandore

Large Print

"On a quiet Philadelphia morning in 1906, a newspaper headline catapults Alma Mitchell back to her past. A federal agent is dead, and the suspect is Alma's childhood friend, Harry Muskrat. Asku, as Alma knew him, was the most promising student at the...

See more
A passionate hope by Jill Eileen Smith

A passionate hope

Jill Eileen Smith

Large Print

"Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the priests' corruption, they long for restoration and pray for a deliverer. But years pass and not...

See more
Orphan sisters by Lola Jaye

Orphan sisters

Lola Jaye

Large Print

Lana and May are a very long way from home. Their Nigerian parents emigrated to England in search of a better life for the family. London in the 1950s is a great adventure, but not always welcoming. There are signs in windows of lodging houses warning:...

See more
A mother's sacrifice by Kitty Neale

A mother's sacrifice

Kitty Neale

Large Print

Glenda Jenkins has been beaten by her husband Harry one too many times - and this time he's put her in a hospital bed. Battered and bruised, Glenda slowly makes her recovery. But she fears what awaits her back at home. Glenda meets kind hospital porter...

See more
A stranger in Honeyfield by Anna Jacobs

A stranger in Honeyfield

Anna Jacobs

Large Print

1916: Bella is working as a VAD, driving ambulances in England, when she gets engaged to Philip, on leave from fighting in France. His family strongly disapprove of her, but the two of them are happy together. When the worst happens, Bella must manage...

See more
Daughters of Penny Lane by Ruth Hamilton

Daughters of Penny Lane

Ruth Hamilton

Large Print

In 1946, Alice Quigley returns to her childhood home on Penny Lane, having lost three sisters and her house in Bootle to the bombs that fell over Liverpool. Estranged from her husband Dan, who suffered from two strokes triggered during the Blitz, she...

See more
Song of a captive bird by Jasmin Darznik

Song of a captive bird

Jasmin Darznik

Large Print

"All through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh Farrokhzad is told that Persian daughters should be quiet and modest. She is taught only to obey, but she always finds ways to rebel, gossiping with her sister among the fragrant roses of her mother's walled...

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