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Blood and Roses. The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century. (by Helen Castor)

Faber and Faber (16 Sep, 2004)

The Wars of the Roses turned England upside down. Between 1455 and 1485 four kings lost their thrones, more than forty noblemen lost their lives on the battlefield or their heads on the block, and thousands of the men who followed them met violent deaths. Yet almost nothing is known about the thoughts and feelings of the people who lived through this bloody conflict, whether king or noble, landowner or peas ...

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A French Affair (by Susan Lewis)

Arrow (17 May, 2007)

Having survived every womanâ€TMs worst nightmare, Olivia Benning is now more than ready to start a new life. Everything is in place, nothing should go wrong, and it wouldnâ€TMt have, if her husband hadnâ€TMt walked in unexpectedly to find her kissing her old boyfriend. But Olivia soon finds out sheâ€TMs not the only one who has a secret. Certainly the mother-in-law from hell has one, so does her ...

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Shadow Man (by Cody Mcfadyen)

Hodder Paperbacks (01 Feb, 2007)

FBI agent Smoky Barrett is no stranger to the darker recesses of the human mind. But nothing could have prepared her for the day she had to watch her husband and daughter die at the hands of a serial killer. She bears the scars, mental and physical. Most people would run - from work, from life, from everything associated with the pain of a shattered existence. But Smoky doesn't know how to run - and when ...

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Across The Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories (by Garth Nix)

HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (01 Oct, 2007)

ACROSS THE WALL brings together an eclectic mix of Garth Nix’s writing spanning several years. The opening story is the 2005 World Book Day novella and Old Kingdom story NICHOLAS SAYRE AND THE CREATURE IN THE CASE, winner of two prestigious Aurealis Awards. The rest of the collection includes two tales inspired by Arthurian legend, a war story, a western, a traditional tale with a twist and a hilari ...

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Dead And Buried (Cooper and Fry) (by Stephen Booth)

Sphere (11 Apr, 2013)

Brutal acts of fire starting have ravaged the Peak District, and now a new wave of moorland infernos sweeps across the national park. For DS Ben Cooper, the blazes are best left to the firefighters, even with the arsonists still at large. But when an intruder breaks into an abandoned pub, Cooper is on the case - and he swiftly unearths a pair of grim surprises. The first is evidence of a years-old double ho ...

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The Host (by Stephenie Meyer)

Sphere (02 Jul, 2009)

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading 'soul' who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't e ...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West (by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne)

Sphere (25 Jul, 2017)

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play received its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now ...

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The King is Dead (by Suzannah Lipscomb)

Head of Zeus (05 Nov, 2015)

On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese King Henry VIII died at Whitehall. Just hours before his passing, his last will and testament had been read, stamped and sealed. The will confirmed the line of succession as Edward, Mary and Elizabeth; and, following them, the Grey and Suffolk families. It also listed bequests to the king's most trusted councillors and servants. Henry's will is one of the most intrig ...

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Seeking Robinson Crusoe (by Tim Severin)

Pan (06 Jun, 2003)

Combining travel to remote islands and shores with brilliant literary detective work, Seeking Robinson Crusoe is a tale of adventure and discovery and is a fantastic journey into myth and history.

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Girl Having a Ball (Smart Girls Book 2) (by Rhoda Baxter)

Choc Lit (25 Sep, 2016)

Although Stevie lost her parents when she was very young, she’s always been able to rely on her brother, Marsh. But now Marsh is married and Stevie feels like she is losing him too. Determined to prove her independence, Stevie sets about transforming her life, giving up her dead-end job and following her passion for events management. Her first assignment takes her to a stunning manor house in Oxford whe ...

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Doomsday Book (S.F. MASTERWORKS) (by Connie Willis)

Gollancz (08 Nov, 2012)

For Kivrin Engle, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a cris ...

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Archangel's Consort: Book 3 (The Guild Hunter Series) (by Nalini Singh)

Gollancz (10 Feb, 2011)

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil ... A vampire has attacked a girls¿ school - the assault one of sheer, vicious madness - and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to sho ...

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