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Here you’ll find all of our wonderful historical fiction and non-fiction books. Use the filters on the right to find the corner of history you’re looking for. Choose the period, genre or history tag that’s most relevant to display books in that category.

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Victoria

Daisy Goodwin

From the author of the bestselling MY LAST DUCHESS and THE FORTUNE HUNTER comes Victoria – to be screened on ITV, with scripts written by Daisy Goodwin. Perfect for fans of epics such as War and Peace, Poldark or Granchester and for any rea…

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Non-fiction

The Secret Lives of Colour

Kassia St Clair

'A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every colour has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking. Very hard painting the hallway magnolia after this inspiring primer….

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The Plague Charmer

Karen Maitland

The Plague Charmer, by Karen Maitland, author of the much-loved Company of Liars – her first novel of the plague – will chill and delight fans of Kate Mosse and C.J. Sansom in equal measure. 'A compelling blend of historical grit and su…

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Non-fiction

Dent's Modern Tribes

Susie Dent

Did you know that . . . a soldier's biggest social blunder is called jack brew – making yourself a cuppa without making one for anyone else? That twitchers have an expression for a bird that can't be identified – LBJ (the letters st…

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The Graveyard of the Hesperides

Lindsey Davis

From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the fourth novel in her all-new series set in ancient Rome. We first met Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted…

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Fiction

The Other Side of Silence

Philip Kerr

The French Riviera, 1956. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working under a false name as a hotel concierge. His attempts to keep his nose clean go horribly awry when a wartime acquaintance sucks him into a blackmail plot involving one of the…

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The Black Friar

S.G. MacLean

London, 1655, and Cromwell's regime is under threat from all sides. Damian Seeker, Captain of Cromwell's Guard, is all too aware of the danger facing Cromwell. Parliament resents his control of the Army while the Army resents his ab…

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Non-fiction

No Picnic on Mount Kenya

Felice Benuzzi

In the shadow of Mount Kenya, surrounded by the forests and creatures of the savannah, life drags interminably for the inmates of P.O.W. Camp 354. Confined to an endless cycle of boredom and frustration, it is little wonder when one prisone…

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Fiction

The Black Friar

S.G. MacLean

London, 1655, and Cromwell's regime is under threat from all sides. Damian Seeker, Captain of Cromwell's Guard, is all too aware of the danger facing Cromwell. Parliament resents his control of the Army while the Army resents his ab…

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Non-fiction

War With Russia

General Sir Richard Shirreff

'You fail to read this book at your peril' – Admiral James G Stavridis, US Navy, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Closely modelled on his NATO experience of war gaming future conflicts, 2017 War With Russia is a chilling acco…

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