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  • Sicily '43

    A Times Book of the Year

    by James Holland ...
    'James Holland is the best of the new generation of WW2 historians.' Sebastian Faulks'Holland's skill lies in bringing these warriors to life with vivid prose.' The TimesShortlisted for the 2021 British Army Military Book of the Year_________________________________________________This is the story of the biggest seaborne landing in history.Codenamed Operation HUSKY, the assault on Sicily on 10 ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • Black Tudors

    The Untold Story

    Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018A Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and the ObserverA black porter publicly whips a white Englishman in the hall of a Gloucestershire manor house. A Moroccan woman is baptised in a London church. Henry VIII dispatches a Mauritanian diver to salvage lost treasures from the Mary Rose. From long-forgotten records emerge the remarkable stories of ... Read more

    £5.99 £1.99

  • Kemp: The Flames of Heresy

    by Jonathan Lunn ...
    Book 7 - Arrows of Albion
    Hero of the 100 Years War, Martin Kemp, is back… and this time he’s playing with fireThe Count of Targères has seized control of Cazoulat. Determined to stamp his authority on the district, he is playing divide and rule, convincing the townsfolk that only he can crush the heretics in their midst.Medieval archer Martin Kemp arrives on the Gascon frontier, where bands of brigands are pillaging ... Read more



  • The Heretic's Mark

    the fourth novel in The Jackdaw Mysteries from bestselling S.W. Perry, perfect for fans of Rory Clements and CJ Sansom’s Shardlake series

    by S. W. Perry ...
    Book 4 - The Jackdaw Mysteries
    'Historical fiction at its most sumptuous' Rory Clements'S. J. Parris fans will be pleased' Publishers WeeklyFrom the bestselling, CWA Historical Dagger Award-nominated author of The Angel's Mark comes a gripping and atmospheric new mystery . . .______________The Elizabethan world is in flux. Radical new ideas are challenging the old. But the quest for knowledge can lead down dangerous paths...<.. ... Read more

    £3.99 £0.99

  • Wolf Hall: Winner of the Man Booker Prize (The Wolf Hall Trilogy, Book 1)

    by Hilary Mantel ...
    Book 1 - The Wolf Hall Trilogy
    Winner of the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the the Orange Prize Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award`Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good' Daily Mail‘Our most brilliant English writer’ GuardianEngland, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need ... Read more

    £5.99 £3.99

  • Agent in the Shadows

    by Alex Gerlis ...
    Book 3 - The Wolf Pack Spies
    There’s a traitor in the pack… Who can you trust? The extraordinary final instalment of the Wolf Pack series.June, 1943. In Lyon, the capital of the French resistance, a secret meeting is held under orders from General de Gaulle. The objective is to unite all resistance factions. The future of France is on the line.But when the meeting is raided by the Gestapo under Klaus Barbie, the 'Butcher of ... Read more



  • A Pilgrimage to Murder

    by Paul Doherty ...
    Book 17 - The Brother Athelstan Mysteries
    Even angels have devils inside of them…Summer, 1381. The Great Revolt has been crushed; the king’s peace ruthlessly enforced. Brother Athelstan meanwhile is preparing for a pilgrimage to St Thomas Becket’s shrine in Canterbury to give thanks for the wellbeing of his congregation.But preparations are disrupted when Athelstan is summoned to a modest house in Cheapside, scene of a brutal triple ... Read more


  • The Stonemason's Tale

    A scintillating historical adventure

    by Ann Swinfen ...
    Book 6 - Oxford Medieval Mysteries
    Death is only a stone’s throw away.When a series of accidents begin to occur during the building of the chapel at Queen’s College, they do not appear a cause for major concern. But they quickly grow more serious, and stonemasons are injured.Nicholas Elyot becomes involved after it is discovered that an intruder has reached the college by way of his garden. And when Jordain Brinkylsworth’s youngest ... Read more


  • The Troubadour's Tale

    A historical thriller that will keep you guessing

    by Ann Swinfen ...
    Book 5 - Oxford Medieval Mysteries
    A treacherous journey, a band of desperate rogues, a shocking, hidden truth.When Nicholas Elyot and his friends set out to spend the Christmas season in the country, they are prepared for a hard journey in winter weather.They are also wary of violence on the road, for these are troubled times after the Great Pestilence, when bands of dispossessed and desolate men roam the countryside of England.It ... Read more


  • Warrior of Woden

    Book 5 - The Bernicia Chronicles
    AD 642. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, action-packed historical thriller and the fifth instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell.Oswald has reigned over Northumbria for eight years and Beobrand has led the king to ever greater victories. Rewarded for his fealty and prowess in battle, Beobrand is now a wealthy warlord, with a sizable warband. Tales of Beobrand's ... Read more


  • The Language of Food

    "Mouth-watering and sensuous, a real feast for the imagination" BRIDGET COLLINS

    by Annabel Abbs ...
    'A sensual feast of a novel, written with elegance, beauty, charm and skill in a voice that is both lyrical and unique' **Santa MontefioreEliza Acton, despite having never before boiled an egg, became one of the world’s most successful cookery writers, revolutionizing cooking and cookbooks around the world. Her story is fascinating, uplifting and truly inspiring.**Told in alternate voices by the ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • The Lost King

    The Search for Richard III

    Previously published as The King's Grave.NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SALLY HAWKINS AND STEVE COOGAN.The official inside story of the discovery of history's most controversial monarch.On 22 August 1485, Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of England to die in battle. His victorious opponent, Henry Tudor, went on to found one of our most famous ruling dynasties. Fi... ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • The Huntsman's Tale

    A twisty historical crime thriller

    by Ann Swinfen ...
    Book 3 - Oxford Medieval Mysteries
    The hunt is on… To find a killer, to save the life of a friend.On hearing that his cousin is short-handed for the harvest, Nicholas Elyot takes a group of friends back to the family farm to help.But after a deer hunt in Wychwood ends in tragedy, suspicion is directed toward the huntsman, a boyhood friend of Nicholas.Yet the victim has made many other enemies, any one of whom could have shot the ... Read more


  • The Daughter Of Time

    A gripping historical mystery

    by Josephine Tey ...
    Josephine Tey's classic novel about Richard III, the hunchback king, whose remains were recently discovered. The Daughter of Time investigates his role in the death of his nephews, the princes in the Tower, and his own death on the battlefield.Richard III reigned for only two years, and for centuries he was villified as the hunch-backed wicked uncle, murderer of the princes in the Tower. Josephine ... Read more


  • Elizabeth

    An intimate portrait from the writer who knew her and her family for over fifty years

    A personal account of the life and character of Britain's longest-reigning monarch, from the writer who knew her family best'Compelling . . . Fascinating' DAILY MAIL'The writer who got closest to the human truth about our long-serving senior royals' THE TIMES'The book overflows with nuggets of insider knowledge' TELEGRAPHPaints a unique picture of the remarkab... ... Read more


  • Black Diamonds

    The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty

    An extraordinary tale of family feuds, forbidden love, civil unrest and the downfall of a mining dynastyWentworth in Yorkshire was surrounded by 70 collieries employing tens of thousands of men. It is the finest and largest Georgian house in Britain and belonged to the Fitzwilliam family.England's forgotten palace, it belonged to Britain's richest aristocrats. Black Diamonds tells the story of its ... Read more

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  • The Merchant's Tale

    An atmospheric historical crime adventure

    by Ann Swinfen ...
    Book 4 - Oxford Medieval Mysteries
    Money is the root of all evil...St Frideswide’s Fair is a great annual event in Oxford, bringing together merchants and buyers from all over England and Wales, and from as far away as Flanders and France.Yet the earnings from the fair, granted to the Priory of St Frideswide centuries before, are resented by the town, and resentment can easily turn to violence.Under the unscrupulous Prior de ... Read more


  • The Manningtree Witches

    WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZEFear and destruction take root in a community of women when the Witchfinder General comes to town, in this dark and thrilling debut.England, 1643. Parliament is battling the King; the war between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. Puritanical fervour has gripped the nation, and the hot terror of damnation burns black in every shadow.In Manningtree, depleted ... Read more


  • The True Story of the Great Escape

    Stalag Luft III, March 1944

    The real history behind the classic war movie and the men who plotted the daring escape from a Nazi POW camp.Between dusk and dawn on the night of March 24th–25th 1944, a small army of Allied soldiers crawled through tunnels in Germany in a covert operation the likes of which the Third Reich had never seen. The prison break from Stalag Luft III in eastern Germany was the largest of its kind in the ... Read more


  • The Christmas Castle in Scotland (Romantic Escapes, Book 9)

    by Julie Caplin ...
    Book 9 - Romantic Escapes
    Unwrap this gorgeous gift of a book for an escape to the snow-peaked caps of the Scottish Highlands and a romance that will melt your heart…Izzy McBride had never in a million years expected to inherit an actual castle from her great uncle Bill but here she was, in the run up to Christmas, Monarch of her own Glen – a very rundown glen in need of a lot of TLC if her dream of turning it into a ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • The Child from Nowhere

    Book 2 - The Poor House Lane Sagas
    As the Great War looms, will the women of Kendal rise to meet the challenge?After giving birth to her daughter, Kate O’Connor finds herself back in Poor House Lane with some momentous decisions to make.Faced with the opportunity to move out of the slums, she invests her unexpected fortune in a new shoe factory to challenge Eliot Tyson’s monopoly over the workforce, regardless of whether or not he ... Read more


  • Saviour's Gate

    A scintillating novel of espionage and war

    by Tim Sebastian ...
    Book 3 - The Cold War Collection
    How many have to die to save one man?Each night a small jet leaves Moscow heading for a lonely outpost in the frozen Soviet North. It takes no passengers and brings none back.Intelligence shows this is neither a cargo flight nor a military flight. The British believe it’s an escape route for the beleaguered General Secretary, who will use it, just moments before he’s toppled from power.But to do ... Read more


  • The violence of colonial photography

    The late nineteenth century saw a rapid increase in colonial conflicts throughout the French and British empires. It was also the period in which the camera began to be widely available. Colonial authorities were quick to recognise the power of this new technology, which they used to humiliate defeated opponents and to project an image of supremacy across the world.Drawing on a wealth of visual ... Read more


  • Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

    by Jane Dunn ...
    This is the first biography of the fateful relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. It was the defining relationship of their lives, and marked the intersection of the great Tudor and Stuart dynasties, a landmark event in British history.Distinguished biographer Jane Dunn reveals an extraordinary story of two queens ruling in one isle, both embodying opposing qualities of ... Read more