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The Other Hoffmann Sister (by Ben Fergusson)

Little, Brown (04 May, 2017)

For Ingrid Hoffmann the story of her sister's disappearance began in their first weeks in Southwest Africa... Ingrid Hoffmann has always felt responsible for her sister Margarete and when their family moves to German Southwest Africa in 1902, her anxieties only increase. The casual racism that pervades the German community, the strange relationship between her parents and Baron von Ketz, from whom they b ...

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The Other Me (by Saskia Sarginson)

Piatkus (05 Mar, 2015)

Eliza Bennet has the life she's always dreamed of. She's who she wants to be, and she's with the man she loves. But Eliza is living a lie. Her real name is Klaudia Myer. And Klaudia is on the run. She's escaping her old life, and a terrible secret buried at the heart of her family. This is the story of Eliza and Klaudia - one girl, two lives and a lie they cannot hide from.

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The Owl Killers (by Karen Maitland)

Penguin (01 Apr, 2010)

England, 1321. In the heart of the countryside lies an isolated village, where pagan Owl Masters rule through fear, superstition and murder. When a group of religious women ill-advisedly settles outside the village, they awaken dangerous jealousies. Why do their crops succeed? How do their cattle survive the plague?

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The Pearl Sister (The Seven Sisters) (by Lucinda Riley)

Pan (05 Apr, 2018)

CeCe D’Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt – so-called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster – she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, CeCe watches as Star, her beloved sister, distances herself to follow her new love, leaving her compl ...

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The Petticoat Men (by Barbara Ewing)

Head of Zeus (04 Jun, 2015)

The Victorian gossipmongers called them The Petticoat Men. But to young Mattie Stacey they are Freddie and Ernest, her gentlemen lodgers. She doesn't care that they dress up in sparkling gowns to attend society balls as 'Fanny and Stella'. She only cares that they are kind to her, make her laugh, and pay their rent on time. Then one fateful night, Fanny and Stella are arrested, and Mattie - outraged but ...

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The Phantom Tree (by Nicola Cornick)

HQ (29 Dec, 2016)

“My name is Mary Seymour and I am the daughter of one queen and the niece of another.” Browsing antiques shops in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait – supposedly of Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better… The woman is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 as an unwanted orphan and presumed dead after going missing as a ch ...

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The Poisonwood Bible (by Barbara Kingsolver)

Faber & Faber Fiction (04 Sep, 2008)

Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will ne ...

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The Raven's Head (by Karen Maitland)

Headline Review (27 Aug, 2015)

The Raven's Head by Karen Maitland, author of the bestselling and much-loved Company of Liars, will delight fans of Kate Mosse or Deborah Harkness seeking a new, dark fix. 'A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists' Daily Mail on The Falcons of Fire and Ice Vincent is an apprentice librarian who stumbles upon a secret powerful enough to destroy his master. With the foolish arrogance of y ...

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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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The Return (by Victoria Hislop)

Headline Review (16 Apr, 2009)

Beneath the majestic towers of the Alhambra, Granada’s cobbled streets resonate with music and secrets. Sonia Cameron knows nothing of the city’s shocking past; she is here to dance. But in a quiet café, a chance conversation and an intriguing collection of old photographs draw her into the extraordinary tale of Spain’s devastating civil war. Seventy years earlier, the café is home to the close-k ...

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The Sealed Letter (by Emma Donoghue)

Picador (02 Feb, 2012)

‘The Sealed Letter is a page-turner with a jaw-dropping ending’ Stylist Helen Codrington is unhappily married. Emily ‘Fido’ Faithfull hasn’t seen her once-dear friend for years. Suddenly, after bumping into Helen on the streets of Victorian London, Fido finds herself reluctantly helping Helen to have an affair with a young army officer. The women’s friendship quickly unravels amid courtroom accu ...

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The Sealwoman's Gift (by Sally Magnusson)

Two Roads (08 Feb, 2018)

In 1627 Barbary pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted some 400 of its people, including 250 from a tiny island off the mainland. Among the captives sold into slavery in Algiers were the island pastor, his wife and their three children. Although the raid itself is well documented, little is known about what happened to the women and children afterwards. It was a time when women everywhere were lar ...

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