Ancient

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From the pyramids of Egypt through Ancient Greece and on to the fall of the Holy Roman Empire, here you’ll find all our fantastic titles from the ancient world.

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The Story of Egypt

Joann Fletcher

The story of the world’s greatest civilisation spans more than 4000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in heroes and villains, inventors and intellectuals,…

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Non-fiction

The Celts

Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts goes in search of the Celts and their treasures in a narrative history to accompanying a new BBC series. We know a lot about the Roman Empire. The Romans left monuments to their glories and written histories charting the explo…

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Non-fiction

Sicily

John Julius Norwich

'Sicily is the key to everything' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The author of the classic book on Venice turns his sights to Sicily in this beautiful book full of maps and colour photographs. 'I discovered Sicily almost by mistake…

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Fiction

The Graveyard of the Hesperides

Lindsey Davis

Life is sweet for Flavia Albia and her soon-to-be husband Faustus. But his new job as a building contractor runs into a problem: At the Garden of the Hesperides a barmaid went missing years before; now the workmen start unearthing her bones…

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Fiction

Britannia (Eagles of the Empire 14)

Simon Scarrow

A Sunday Times bestseller. Shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Simon Scarrow’s veteran Roman soldier heroes face a cunning and relentless enemy in BRITANNIA, the unforgettable fourteenth novel in the bestselling Eagles…

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Fiction

The Lion of Mistra

James Heneage

'One hell of a fine book' Conn Iggulden. Rome never fell. It became Byzantium . . . As Ottoman forces invade, one man must defend his country and face his own personal destiny. A rich tale of clashing empires and trade wars, lost tr…

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Fiction

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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Non-fiction

Judas

Peter Stanford

In this fascinating historical and cultural biography, writer and broadcaster Peter Stanford deconstructs that most vilified of Bible characters: Judas Iscariot, who famously betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Beginning with the gospel accounts, P…

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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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