Historical Fiction

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  • Cover scan of Cloud Cuckoo Land
    Cloud Cuckoo Land
    Naomi Mitchison - Paperback - Kennedy & Boyd
    Ancient Greek history and politics fascinated Naomi Mitchison, and in particular the long antagonism or rivalry of Athens and Sparta. In this, her second novel, she investigates the two city states through Alxenor, a young man from the tiny island of Poieessa, which changes hands along with the balance of power.
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    A Christmas Promise
    Anne Perry - Paperback - Headline
    December 1883. When 13-year-old Gracie Phipps sees Minnie shivering on the street, she finds herself drawn into the search for Charlie, a missing donkey. As Minnie talks though, Gracie becomes conscious there is more to the story that the loss of an animal: Charlie disappeared the day before Minnie's uncle died.
  • Cover scan of Conquest
    Conquest
    Jack Ludlow - Paperback - Allison & Busby
    In one generation the de Hautevilles have gone from penniless obscurity to become the most potent warrior family in all of Christendom: depended on by the Pope, feared by Byzantium and respected by the Holy Roman Emperor. One by one they have proved themselves to be great warriors.
  • Cover scan of The Captain's Wife
    The Captain's Wife
    Kirsten McKenzie - Hardback - John Murray
    1762. Mary is desperate to escape her embittered mother. So when her marriage to a prosperous sea captain is arranged, she embraces the damp salt air, cramped conditions and bad food. She sets sail on the Isabella away from the land of her childhood towards unseen places and an unknown future.
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    Claudius
    Douglas Jackson - Paperback - Corgi
    In Southern England, Caratacus, war chief of the Britons, watches from a hilltop as the scarlet cloaks of a Roman army spread across his land like blood. Among them is Rufus, keeper of the Emperor's elephant, an unwilling participant in the invasion of Britain.
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    Cleopatra's People
    Naomi Mitchison - Paperback - Kennedy & Boyd
    Eschewing Plutarch and Shakespeare's tale of Mark Antony's fatal romance, Naomi Mitchison's 'Cleopatra's People' starts with the next generation, with the children of the Queen and of Charmian, one of her 'mates'. The impact of Cleopatra's life and personality is reflected through them, and their efforts to follow in her wake.
  • Cover scan of Conquest
    Conquest
    Jack Ludlow - Hardback - Allison & Busby
    In one generation the de Hautevilles have gone from penniless obscurity to become the most potent warrior family in all of Christendom: depended on by the Pope, feared by Byzantium and respected by the Holy Roman Emperor. One by one they have proved themselves to be great warriors.
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    The Chief: A Highland Guard Novel
    Monica McCarty - Paperback - Ballantine
    Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands & Western Isles, Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule. They are the best of the best, chosen for their skills in each discipline of warfare, and to lead his secret Highland Guard, Bruce chooses the greatest warrior of all.
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    Corrag
    Susan Fletcher - Hardback - Fourth Estate
    In 'Corrag', Susan Fletcher tells us the story of an epic historic event, of the difference a single heart can make - and how deep and lasting relationships can come from the most unlikely places.
  • Cover scan of The Conquered
    The Conquered
    Naomi Mitchison - Paperback - Kennedy & Boyd
    Naomi Mitchison's first novel, 'The Conquered' follows Julius Caesar's bloody and gradual conquest of Gaul. Written just five years after the end of the First World War, Mitchison draws parallels between the struggles between the Romans and the Gauls and the more contemporary conflict between the Irish and the British Empire.

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