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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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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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Fiction

Love & Friendship

Whit Stillman

*THE NOVEL OF THE HIT INDIE FILM* With a pitch-perfect Austenian sensibility and wry social commentary, filmmaker and writer Whit Stillman cleverly re-imagines and completes one of our greatest writers' unfinished works. Love & Friendsh…

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Fiction

Inspector of the Dead

David Morrell

The year is 1855. The Crimean war is raging. The British government has fallen. The Empire itself hangs in the balance. And then the murders start… Someone is targeting members of London's elite – leaving with each corpse the names of…

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Non-fiction

Between the Wars

Philip Ziegler

At the end of 1918 one prescient American historian began to write a history of the Great War. “What will you call it?” he was asked. “The First World War” was his bleak response. In Between the Wars Philip Ziegler examines the major intern…

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Fiction

The Hamilton Affair

Elizabeth Cobbs

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The epic love story of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler, perfect for fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash-hit Hamilton: An American Musical. He is the son of tragedy Born a bastard and raised an…

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Fiction

Smoke and Mirrors

Elly Griffiths

Brighton, 1950s, mid-winter. Two missing children are found buried under snow in this chilling new case for DI Stephens and Max Mephisto. Max's star turn in Aladdin has been overshadowed by the murder ­­of two local children. With fairy…

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Fiction

The Butcher's Hook

Janet Ellis

'KNOWS HOW TO KEEP HER AUDIENCE HOOKED' The Times 'A MASTERFUL STORYTELLER' Clare Mackintosh 'DARK, WEIRD AND GLORIOUSLY FEMINIST' Elle Georgian London, in the summer of 1763. At nineteen, Anne Jaccob, the elder daug…

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Fiction

Inferno

Julian Stockwin

Unputdownable naval action from the master of the sea story – 'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world' Guardian 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd's famous sea action aboard Tyger has…

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Fiction

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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