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If historical fiction is your thing then you came to the right place. Here you’ll find the very best stories blending fact and fiction, everything from criminal investigations in Ancient Rome to the survival of love in the shadows of war, historical narratives that bring the past alive in a way nothing else can.

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Fiction

The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders

Saul David

'A rattling good yarn… A compelling, sexy hero who could give Cornwell's Sharpe a run for his money' The Times on ZULU HART London 1888: George 'Zulu' Hart is the mixed-race illegitimate son of a Dublin actress and (he…

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Court of Wolves

Robyn Young

In this sweeping epic novel, which can be read as a completely standalone story or as the sequel to SONS OF THE BLOOD, the New World Rising series opens out into the pageant and power of renaissance Europe.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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