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A Free Man of Color (by Barbara Hambly)

SOS Free Stock (30 Nov, -0001)

Benjamin January, a Creole physician and piano teacher who has known the glories of Paris as well as of his native New Orleans, is at the Blue Ribbon Ball during Mardi Gras. Near the ball, Angelique Crozat, an octoroon who travels in the city's finest company, is found murdered--and there is no shortage of suspects. This novel transports the reader to the centre of the cosmopolitan South in an age when both ...

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Fever Season (Benjamin January) (by Barbara Hambly)

Bantam (30 Nov, -0001)

The summer of 1833 has been one of brazen heat and brutal pestilence, as the city is stalked by Bronze John—the popular name for the deadly yellow fever epidemic that tests the healing skills of doctor and voodoo alike. Even as Benjamin January tends the dying at Charity Hospital during the steaming nights, he continues his work as a music teacher during the day. When he is asked to pass a message from ...

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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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Gone with the Wind (by Margaret Mitchell)

Pan Books (20 Sep, 1991)

Set against the dramatic background of the American Civil War, Margaret Mitchell's magnificent historical epic is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, of a Nation mortally divided and people forever changed. Above all, it is the story of beautiful, ruthless Scarlett O'Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler.

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Cross Stitch (Outlander, US) (by Diana Gabaldon)

Arrow Books Ltd (03 Mar, 1994)

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century - and a lover in another...In 1945, Claire Randall is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon in Scotland. Innocently, she walks through a stone circle in the Highlands, and finds herself in a violent skirmish taking place in 1743. Suddenly, she is a Sassenach, an outlander, in a country torn by war and b ...

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Saint Peter's Fair (Cadfael) (by Ellis Peters)

Sphere (01 Feb, 1996)

It is the great annual fair of St Peter at Shrewsbury. A quarrel breaks out between the local burghers and the monks from the Benedictine monastry and a riot ensues. Afterwards, a merchant is found dead and Brother Cadfael is summoned from his herb-garden to test his detective skills again.

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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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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (by Louis de Bernieres)

Vintage (01 Jun, 1998)

It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying forces. When the local doctor's daughter's letters to her fiance go unanswered, the working of the eternal triangle seems inevitable.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Wordsworth Classics) (by Harriet Beecher Stowe)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (01 Dec, 1999)

A story of a slave, Uncle Tom, and the other slaves with whom he lives, and works. It tells the stories of these slaves and their “masters” and uses these stories as a means to portray the way they were treated, both good and bad.

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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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Journey's End (Penguin Modern Classics) (by Robert Cedric Sherriff)

Penguin Classics (26 Oct, 2000)

Set in the First World War, Journey's End concerns a group of British officers on the front line and opens in a dugout in the trenches in France. Raleigh, a new eighteen-year-old officer fresh out of English public school, joins the besieged company of his friend and cricketing hero Stanhope, and finds him dramatically changed. Laurence Olivier starred as Stanhope in the first performance of Journey's End i ...

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Sold down the River (Benjamin January) (by Barbara Hambly)

Bantam USA (31 May, 2001)

When slave owner Simon Fourchet asks Benjamin January to investigate sabotage, arson, and murder on his plantation, January is reluctant to do any favors for the savage man who owned him until he was seven. But he knows too well that plantation justice means that if the true culprit is not found, every slave on Mon Triomphe will suffer. Abandoning his Parisian French for the African patois of a field han ...

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