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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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The Second Death

Peter Tremayne

Peter Tremayne, highly acclaimed author of The Devil's Seal and Atonement of Blood, returns with The Second Death, a gripping new Celtic mystery featuring super-sleuth Sister Fidelma. Ireland, AD 671. The Great Fair of Bealtain is almos…

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Non-fiction

The Secret Lore of London

With a foreword by Iain Sinclair. London is an ancient city, whose foundation dates back literally thousands of years into the legendary prehistory of these islands. Not surprisingly it has accumulated a large number of stories, both histor…

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Fiction

Jane Steele

Lyndsay Faye

'Reader, I murdered him.' JANE STEELE is a brilliant Gothic retelling of JANE EYRE from Edgar-nominated Lyndsay Faye, for fans of LONGBOURN and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES. 'I loved it' – Elly Griffiths. Like the heroine…

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Non-fiction

A Dog Called Hope

Damien Lewis

'Inspiring and very moving. A hero on so many levels' Bear Grylls 'The astonishing journey … and the service dog that helped him recover … A tale that will inspire and amaze' Waterstones.com When special forces soldier J…

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Non-fiction

The Modi Effect

Lance Price

How did a 'chai wallah' who sold tea on trains as a boy become Prime Minister of India? On May 16, 2014, Narendra Modi was declared the winner of the largest election ever conducted anywhere in the world, having fought a campaign un…

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Fiction

Church of Marvels

Leslie Parry

'A SKILLFUL TRIUMPH' Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist – 'IRRESISTIBLE' Emma Donoghue, author of Room New York, 1895. It's late on a warm city night when Sylvan Threadgill, a young night soiler who cleans out the…

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Fiction

The Emperor's Silver

Nick Brown

Still recovering from his previous assignment in Arabia, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo has been spending most of his time and money on women and wine. Unfortunately for him, word of his achievements has reached the emperor Aurelian's d…

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Fiction

Altar of Blood: Empire IX

Anthony Riches

'A master of the genre' The Times The ninth novel in the thrilling Empire sequence leads Centurion Marcus Aquila and the Tungrians to the battlefield that was one of Rome's most disastrous defeats. The Tungrians have no sooner r…

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Fiction

Dandy Gilver and the Unpleasantness in the Ballroom

Catriona McPherson

Glasgow,1932, is a city in the grip of dance-fever. Public ballrooms and backstreet dancehalls are thronged every night and competition for professional titles is fierce. Even after the sudden death of one of last year's hopefuls there…

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Fiction

The Butcher's Hook

Janet Ellis

***LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOT PRIZE 2016*** 'A HIGH-FINISH PERFORMANCE' Observer 'DARK WEIRD AND GLORIOUSLY FEMINIST' Elle UK 'A SHARP EYE AND A SHARPER WIT – A MEMORABLE HEROINE' Guardian 'INIMITABLE, ING…

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