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  • Steel Fear

    An unputdownable thriller

    series The Finn Thrillers #1
    An aircraft carrier adrift with a crew the size of a small town. A murderer in their midst. And the disgraced Navy SEAL who must track him down...‘Sensationally good – an instant classic, maybe an instant legend’ Lee ChildThe moment Navy SEAL sniper Finn sets foot on the USS Abraham Lincoln, it’s clear something is deeply wrong.Leadership is weak. Morale is low. And when crew members start ... 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


  • Bluestockings

    The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education

    by Jane Robinson ...
    THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE FIGHT FOR FEMALE EDUCATION IN BRITAINIn 1869, when five women enrolled at university for the first time in British history, the average female brain was thought to be 150 grams lighter than a man's. Doctors warned that if women studied too hard their wombs would wither and die. When the Cambridge Senate held a vote on whether women should be allowed membership, ... Read more


  • The Man on a Donkey

    'A classic of historical fiction' HILARY MANTEL.'By widespread assent, one of the finest historical novels ever written. It may even be the finest' TLS.Sir John Uvedale had business at Coverham Abbey in Wensleydale, lately suppressed, so he sent his people on before him to Marrick, to make ready for him, and to take over possession of the Priory of St. Andrew from the Nuns, who should all be gone ... Read more


  • The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches

    *FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED*Whether it was Churchill rousing the British to take up arms or the dream of Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro inspiring the Cuban revolution or Barack Obama on Selma and the meaning of America, speeches have profoundly influenced the way we see ourselves and society.Gathered here are some of the most extraordinary and memorable speeches of the last century. Some are well ... Read more

    £9.99 £0.99

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England

    A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

    by Ian Mortimer ...
    series Ian Mortimer’s Time Traveller’s Guides
    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there...Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague?In The Time Traveller's Guide... Ian Mortimer's radical new approach turns our entire understanding of history ... Read more


  • The One Impossible Labyrinth

    Pre-order the Final Jack West Thriller Now

    series Jack West Series
    THE FINAL INSTALMENT IN THE JACK WEST SERIES AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOWTHE END IS HEREJack West Jr has made it to the Supreme Labyrinth.Now he faces one last race - against multiple rivals, against time, against the collapse of the universe itself - a headlong race that will end at a throne inside the fabled labyrinth.AN IMPOSSIBLE MAZEBut the road will be hard. For this is a maze like no other: ... Read more



  • Brothers in Arms

    One Legendary Tank Regiment's Bloody War from D-Day to VE-Day

    by James Holland ...
    From the bestselling author of Normandy '44 and Sicily '43 comes the untold story of the Sherwood RangersIt took a certain type of courage to serve in a tank in World War Two. Encased in steel, surrounded by highly explosive shells, a big and slow-moving target, every crew member was utterly vulnerable to enemy attack from all sides. Living - and dying - in a tank was a brutal way to fight a war ... Read more



  • The New Kingdom

    Global bestselling author of River God, Wilbur Smith, returns with a brand-new Ancient Egyptian epic

    A brand-new Ancient Egyptian novel from the master of adventure fiction and global number 1 bestselling author, Wilbur Smith.In the heart of EgyptUnder the watchful eye of the godsA new power is risingIn the city of Lahun, Hui lives an enchanted life. The favoured son of a doting father, and ruler-in-waiting of the great city, his fate is set. But behind the beautiful façades a sinister evil i... ... Read more


  • The Filthy Thirteen

    From the Dustbowl to Hitler's Eagle's Nest—The True Story of the 101st Airborne's Most Legendary Squad of Combat Paratroopers

    The true story of the 101st Airborne Division’s most notorious squad of combat paratroopers—the inspiration for the classic WWII film, The Dirty Dozen.Since World War II, the American public has learned of the exploits of the 101st Airborne Division, the paratroopers who led the Allied invasions into Nazi-held Europe. But within the ranks of the 101st, one unit attained truly legendary status. ... Read more

    £7.19 £1.99

  • A Song for the Dark Times

    The Brand New Must-Read Rebus Thriller

    by Ian Rankin ...
    From the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin, comes one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'Genius ... Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them.'THE TIMES* * * * *'He's gone...'When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it's not good news. Her husband has been missing for two day... ... Read more


  • Hitler's Hangman

    The Life of Heydrich

    A chilling biography of the head of Nazi Germany’s terror apparatus, a key player in the Third Reich whose full story has never before been told.Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognized as one of the great iconic villains of the twentieth century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi leadership. Chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, the SS Security Service, and the Gestapo, ruthless ... Read more


  • Storm Tide

    Multimillion copy bestselling author Wilbur Smith returns with a brand-new historical epic, set against the backdrop of the American revolution. The Courtney family is torn apart as three generations fight on opposing sides of a terrible war that will change the face of the world forever.'Best Historical Novelist' Stephen King'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are ... Read more



  • A Daughter's Hope

    by Donna Douglas ...
    series Yorkshire Blitz Trilogy
    *FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS*Autumn, 1942. The Blitz has come to an end, but for many families, it's not over yet. As the residents of Jubilee Row begin to rebuild their lives, twins Sybil and Maudie Maguire decide to go off and do their bit by joining the WAAFs. But what starts off as a great adventure soon forces the girls to grow up as they are confronted with the harsh ... Read more



  • A Concise History of New South Wales

    Professor John Croucher gives an account of the first and continuing history of the first peoples to live in the region now known as New South Wales, as well as its history from the days of British settlement and its more recent history, of the waves of other immigrants who have made New South Wales their home. Each section in the book focuses on a different cultural or historical aspect which is ... Read more


  • A Flight of Arrows

    A gripping, captivating historical thriller

    series The Hundred Years' War #1
    'Unputdownable ... I was blown away' Angus Donald, bestselling author of the Outlaw ChroniclesTwo kings. Two nations. One crown. The start of an epic historical espionage series by master authors A.J. Mackenzie.After years of civil unrest between England and France, Charles IV dies, leaving no apparent heir. His closest heir to the throne is Edward III of England, but it passes instead to Charles' ... Read more


  • Britain Alone

    The Path from Suez to Brexit

    A magisterial and profoundly perceptive survey of Britain's post-war role on the global stage, from Suez to Brexit.'Admirably lucid and measured, as well as studded with sharp pen portraits of the key players, Britain Alone gives us the fullest long-run political and diplomatic narrative yet of Britain's fateful, tragi-comic road to Brexit.'DAVID KYNASTON'Philip Stephens has produced that rare ... Read more


  • The First Kingdom

    Britain in the age of Arthur

    by Max Adams ...
    The bestselling author of The King in the North turns his attention to the obscure era of British history known as 'the age of Arthur'.'Not just a valuable book, but a distinctive one as well' Tom Holland, Sunday Times'An accessible and illuminating book' Gerard de Groot, The Times'A fascinating picture of Britain's new-found independence' This EnglandSome... ... Read more

    £4.79 £0.99

  • D-Day

    The Soldiers' Story

    by Giles Milton ...
    'Vivid, graphic and moving' Mail on Sunday Book of the Year'It has a wonderful immediacy and vitality - living history in every sense' Anthony Horowitz'Fantastic' Dan Snow'Compellingly authentic, revelatory and beautifully written. A gripping tour deforce' Damien Lewis'Stirring and unsettling in equal measure, this is history writing at its most power... ... Read more


  • Minnie's Orphans

    A heartwarming, unforgettable saga from top 10 bestseller Lindsey Hutchinson

    Let bestselling author Lindsey Hutchinson transport you back in time to Marshall’s Children’s Home, for this heart-warming and unforgettable tale from the Black Country.The Fitch children are finally safe, after they and their friends were rescued from the grim orphanage Reed House by Minnie and Billy Marshall. Their children’s home Marshall’s is full of love and laughter, and a world away from ... Read more


  • The Five

    The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

    THE MULTI AWARD-WINNING #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER___'An angry and important work of historical detection, calling time on the misogyny that has fed the Ripper myth. Powerful and shaming.' GUARDIAN___Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ... Read more


  • Blood Red Snow

    The Memoirs of a German Soldier on the Eastern Front

    A German soldier recounts his experience serving along the deathly cold Eastern Front, fighting the Russian army in World War II.Gnter Koschorrek wrote his illicit diary on any scraps of paper he could lay his hands on, storing them with his mother on infrequent trips home on leave. The diary went missing, and it was not until he was reunited with his daughter in America some forty years later ... Read more


  • Longitude

    by Dava Sobel ...
    The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong.‘Sobel has done the impossible and made horology sexy – no mean feat’ New ScientistAnyone alive in the 18th century would have known that ‘the longitude problem’ was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the ... Read more


  • One Summer Sunrise

    All NEW for 2021, an uplifting escapist read from bestselling author Shari Low

    by Shari Low ...
    'A perfect book for summer' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️'I laughed, cried and loved every word' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️As the sun rises on a hot summer’s day, four lives are about to be changed forever...Brand new from the bestselling author of What If? and One Day In Summer.Today, Maisie McTeer decides to track down the ex who jilted her at the altar. Today, she’ll find out that revisiting the past can also rewrite her future ... Read more