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Code Name Verity (by Elizabeth Wein)

Electric Monkey (26 Feb, 2015)

Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a special operations executive. When a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France, she is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in ‘Verity’s’ own words, as she writes her account for her captors. ...

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The Sisterhood (by Helen Bryan)

Lake Union Publishing (30 Apr, 2013)

Reeling from a broken engagement, adopted nineteen-year-old Menina Walker flees to Spain to bury her misery by writing her overdue college thesis ? and soon finds herself on an unexpected journey into the past. The subject of her study is Tristan Mendoza, an obscure sixteenth-century artist whose signature includes a tiny swallow ? the same swallow depicted on a medal that is Menina's only link to her birth ...

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A Country Road, A Tree (by Jo Baker)

Doubleday (05 May, 2016)

Paris, 1939: The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs Elysees. A young writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon, he will put is own life and those of his loved ones in mortal danger by joining the Resistance... Spies, artists, deprivation, danger and passion: this ...

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The Silk Factory (by Judith Allnatt)

The Borough Press (11 Feb, 2016)

A beautiful and eerie story of love and memory from the author of The Moon Field. Anyone who's ever lost someone is haunted Rosie Milford inherits a house in an old silk factory after her mother's death and moves there with her young children. The discovery of a shocking truth about her own childhood, when she is already reeling from the breakup of her marriage, fills her with distrust and fearfulness. Then ...

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The Daughters Of Red Hill Hall: A gripping novel of family, secrets and murder (by Kathleen McGurl)

Carina (14 Apr, 2016)

On a fateful night in 1838 two sisters were found shot in the cellars of Red Hill Hall. And when Gemma begins to delve deeper into their history she begins to realise that the secrets of that night are darker than anyone had ever imagined. As the shocking events of the past begin to unravel, Gemma’s own life starts to fall apart. Loyalties are tested and suddenly it seems as if history is repeating itself ...

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House of Shadows (by Nicola Cornick)

MIRA (05 Nov, 2015)

'Fans of Kate Morton will enjoy this gripping tale.' - Candis London, 1662: There was something the Winter Queen needed to tell him. She fought for the strength to speak. 'The crystal mirror is a danger. It must be destroyed - ' He replied instantly. 'It will'. Ashdown, Oxfordshire, present day: Ben Ansell is researching his family tree when he disappears. As his sister Holly begins a desperate search, she ...

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At the Edge of the Orchard (by Tracy Chevalier)

The Borough Press (10 Mar, 2016)

The sweeping and compelling new novel from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. 'Dark, brutal, moving, powerful' Jane Harris 'A wonderful book; rich, evocative, original. I loved it' Joanne Harris What happens when you can't run any further from your past? Ohio, 1838. James and Sadie Goodenough have settled in the Black Swamp, planting apple trees to claim the land as their own. Life is hars ...

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The Graveyard of the Hesperides: Flavia Albia 4 (Falco: The New Generation) (by Lindsey Davis)

Hodder & Stoughton (14 Apr, 2016)

Life is sweet for Flavia Albia and her soon-to-be husband Faustus. But his new job as a building contractor runs into a problem: At the Garden of the Hesperides a barmaid went missing years before; now the workmen start unearthing her bones. Albia takes on the task of finding out what happened. Five more skeletons are discovered. Despite the fact that nobody seems to know or care who died, violent attempts ...

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Burial Rites (by Hannah Kent)

Picador (27 Feb, 2014)

Northern Iceland, 1829. A woman condemned to death for murdering her lover. A family forced to take her in. A priest tasked with absolving her. But all is not as it seems, and time is running out: winter is coming, and with it the execution date. Only she can know the truth. This is Agnes's story.

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The Vanishing Witch (by Karen Maitland)

Headline Review (12 Mar, 2015)

By the pricking of my thumbs ... Lincoln, 1380. A raven-haired widow is newly arrived in John of Gaunt's city, with her two unnaturally beautiful children in tow. The widow Catlin seems kind, helping wool merchant Robert of Bassingham care for his ill wife. Surely it makes sense for Catlin and her family to move into Robert's home? But when first Robert's wife - and then others - start dying unnatu ...

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The Ides of April: Flavia Albia 1 (Falco: The New Generation) (by Lindsey Davis)

Hodder Paperbacks (26 Sep, 2013)

Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome. A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been m ...

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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (by Natasha Pulley)

Bloomsbury Publishing (02 Jul, 2015)

In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. But he has worse fears than generous burglars; he is a telegraphist at the Home Office, which has just received a threat for what could be the largest-scale Fenian bombing in history. When the watch saves Thaniel's life in a blast that destroys Scotland Yard, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori – a kin ...

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