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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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War Stories

Peter Snow, Ann MacMillan

'Highly readable . . . an intimate and varied account of fascinating stories of people at war' History of War War Stories is a fascinating account of ordinary men and women swept up in the turbulence of war. These are the stories -…

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Fiction

The Mercy Seat

Elizabeth H. Winthrop

As the sun begins to set over Louisiana one October day in 1943, a young black man faces the final hours of his life: at midnight, eighteen-year-old Willie Jones will be executed by electric chair for raping a white girl – a crime some beli…

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Fiction

The Iberian Flame

Julian Stockwin

'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world' – Guardian 1808. With the Peninsula in turmoil, Napoleon Bonaparte signs a treaty to dismember Portugal and put his brother, Joseph, on the t…

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Fiction

The King's Witch

Tracy Borman

Already a great historian, Tracey Borman proves with this thrilling debut novel that she is also a born storyteller. As she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth, Frances Gorges longs for the fields and ancient woods of her parents'…

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Fiction

The Baltic Prize

Julian Stockwin

1808. Parted from his new bride, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is called away to join the Northern Expedition to Sweden, now Britain's only ally in the Baltic. Following the sudden declaration of war by Russia and with the consequent threat o…

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Fiction

The House Between Tides

Sarah Maine

'Scotland's Outer Hebrides provides the sensuous setting for this impressive debut…a beautifully crafted novel.' – Publishers Weekly A captivating story of a crumbling estate in the wilds of Scotland, its century-old secret an…

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Fiction

Should You Ask Me

Marianne Kavanagh

'[An] ingenious page-turner' The Lady 'A delight' Guinevere Glasfurd 'I've come about the bodies. I know who they are.' Mary is eighty-six years old, and she's tired of being quiet. She has a story to tell, a…

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Fiction

The Book of Luce

L R Fredericks

'Truly a slice of magic and a work of imaginative genius.' Starburst A mind-bending mystery spanning continents and centuries for all fans of Neal Stephenson and David Mitchell. 'A witty and weird tale with shades of both Philip…

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Fiction

Phoebe

Paula Gooder

Sometime around 56 AD, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. His letter was arguably his theological masterpiece, and has continued to shape Christian faith ever since. He entrusted this letter to Phoebe, the deacon of the church at…

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Non-fiction

Natives

Akala

A searing modern polemic from the BAFTA- and MOBO-award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with rac…

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