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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 Fatal Flame

Lyndsay Faye

'Spectacular' Gillian Flynn. THE FATAL FLAME is the stunning third novel in Lyndsay Faye's Edgar Award-nominated series, for fans of Andrew Taylor and Antonia Hodgson's The Devil in the Marshalsea. A scarred barman turned co…

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Fiction

The Seeker

S. G. MacLean

Winner of the 2015 CWA Endeavour Dagger for Historical Fiction. London, 1654. Oliver Cromwell is at the height of his power and has declared himself Lord Protector. Yet he has many enemies, at home and abroad. London is a complex web of spi…

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Fiction

At The Water's Edge

Sara Gruen

A gripping and poignant love story set in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands at the end of the Second World War. 'Unique and impeccably researched… the only fault I can find with this book is that I've already finished it…

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Non-fiction

Judy: A Dog in a Million

Damien Lewis

Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million, cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her.  Vi…

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Fiction

Warlord's Gold

Michael Arnold

Warlord's Gold, the fifth novel in The Civil War Chronicles, Michael Arnold's acclaimed series of historical thrillers, sees battle-scarred hero, Captain Stryker, 'the Sharpe of the Civil War' on a quest to recover lost trea…

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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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Non-fiction

Keane's Charge

Iain Gale

The intrepid band of warriors, led by Captain James Keane, have been given their toughest job yet by Wellington. Both the British and French armies have retreated from the old university city of Coimbra, leaving it in ruins, the inhabitants…

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Non-fiction

Plants: From Roots to Riches

Kathy Willis

Our peculiarly British obsession with gardens goes back a long way and Plants: From Roots to Riches takes us back to where it all began. Across 25 vivid episodes, Kathy Willis, Kew's charismatic Head of Science, shows us how the last 25…

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Non-fiction

Warlord's Gold

Michael Arnold

Warlord's Gold, the fifth novel in The Civil War Chronicles, Michael Arnold's acclaimed series of historical thrillers, sees battle-scarred hero, Captain Stryker, 'the Sharpe of the Civil War' on a quest to recover lost trea…

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Fiction

At the Ruin of the World

John Henry Clay

A.D. 448. The Roman Empire is crumbling. The Emperor is weak. Countless Romans live under the rule of barbarian kings. Politicians scheme and ambitious generals vie for power. Then from the depths of Germany arises an even darker threat: At…

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