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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (01 Jun, 2009)

This is the story of an author in post war Britain who receives fan mail from a member of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". The book follows their correspondence & the writer's correspondence with other Islanders & friends. The story tells of the Islanders life within the German occupation & follows the writer as she visits the island. The book is written in letter format.

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Fallen into the Pit (by Ellis Peters)

Time Warner Paperbacks (28 Feb, 1991)

In the aftermath of the war, the murder of a Nazi land-worker in an English village presents a hatful of potential suspects.

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The Book of Unholy Mischief (by Elle Newmark)

Black Swan (10 Sep, 2009)

Luciano, a penniless orphan, finds himself entangled in the search for the ancient tome. But lurking in the wings are some of the most dangerous men in Venice, and Luciano's secret will lead him through a perilous maze to the center of an intrigue that will test his deepest desires and loyalties.

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Fall On Your Knees (by Ann-Marie MacDonald)

Vintage (03 Jul, 1997)

FALL ON YOUR KNEES takes us from haunted Cape Breton island in Nova Scotia through the battlefields of World War I into the emerging jazz scene in New York City, and immerses us in the lives of four unforgettable sisters. This is a story of family relationships, racial strife, miracles, attempted murder, birth and eath, and an extraordinary love affair.

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The Historian (by Elizabeth Kostova)

Sphere (06 Feb, 2006)

Based on the legend of Vlad the Impaler, this is the story of a young girl who discovers an ancient and disturbing book in her father's library, one which will lead to terrible loss and tragedy, as well as uncovering Dracula's resting place.

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A Dangerous Vine (by Barbara Ewing)

Virago Press Ltd (07 Sep, 2000)

Set in New Zealand during the 1950s, A Dangerous Vine is a dark novel of buried secrets whose central character, Margaret-Rose Bennett, is searching for life and its meaning whilst rejecting her formal English upbringing.

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Under the Eagle (by Simon Scarrow)

Headline (07 Aug, 2008)

It is 43 AD and Centurion Lucius Cornelius Macro is based in Germany with the Second Legion. Macro is prepared to lead his men against any foe, but is shocked to discover that his next campaign will take him to Britain, a land of barbarity.

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Corsair (by Tim Severin)

Macmillan (01 Jun, 2007)

1677, on a late summer's evening, two ships lurk off the coast of southwest Ireland. They are Barbary corsairs from North Africa, slave catchers. As soon as it is dark, their landing parties row ashore to raid a small fishing village - on the hunt for fresh prey... In the village, seventeen-year-old Hector Lynch wakes to the sound of a pistol shot. Moments later, he and his sister Elizabeth are taken prison ...

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The Red Tent (by Anita Diamant)

Pan (08 Mar, 2002)

Using the story from Genesis as the basis for this novel, Anita Diamant combines rich story-telling with a new way of looking at the place occupied by women in ancient Jewish society. The central character is Dinah, daughter of Jacob.

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Remarkable Creatures (by Tracy Chevalier)

HarperCollins (24 Aug, 2009)

In the year of the 150th anniversary of Origin of Species, set in a town where Jane Austen was a frequent visitor, Tracy Chevalier once again shows her uncanny sense for the topical. In the early nineteenth century, a windswept beach along the English coast brims with fossils for those with the eye! From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is marked for greatness. When sh ...

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The Book Thief (by Markus Zusak)

Black Swan (01 Jan, 2008)

Narrated in the all-knowing matter-of-fact voice of Death, witnessing the story of the citizens of Molching. By 1943, the Allied bombs are falling, and the sirens begin to wail. Liesel shares out her books in the air-raid shelters. But one day, the wail of the sirens comes too late.

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The Long Song (by Andrea Levy)

Headline Review (06 Jan, 2011)

You do not know me yet. My son Thomas, who is publishing this book, tells me, it is customary at this place in a novel to give the reader a little taste of the story that is held within these pages. As your storyteller, I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed. July is a slave girl who lives upon a sugar planta ...

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