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River of Destiny (by Barbara Erskine)

HarperCollins (05 Jul, 2012)

A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of many bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus three collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Her first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over two million copies worldwide. She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester and in a cottage ne ...

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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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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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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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The Mesmerist (by Barbara Ewing)

Sphere (15 May, 2008)

A captivating, rich historical novel set in nineteenth-century Bloomsbury.

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The Thread (by Victoria Hislop)

Headline Review (27 Oct, 2011)

Thessaloniki, 1917. As Dimitri Komninos is born, a devastating fire sweeps through the thriving Greek city where Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side. Five years later, Katerina Sarafoglou's home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army. Losing her mother in the chaos, she flees across the sea to an unknown destination in Greece. Soon her life will become entwined with Dimitri's, and with th ...

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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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The Fraud (by Barbara Ewing)

Sphere (06 Aug, 2009)

A captivating, rich historical novel set in eighteenth-century London

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Daughters of the Grail (by Elizabeth Chadwick)

Sphere (07 Dec, 2006)

Thirteenth century France. Bridget has grown up mastering the mystical gifts of her ancestor, Mary Magdalene, whose unbroken female lineage has kept a legacy of wisdom alive for a thousand years. But the all-powerful Catholic Church has sworn to destroy Bridget for using her healing talents and supernatural abilities. Bridget's duty to continue the bloodline leads her into the arms of Raoul de Montvallant - ...

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The Jewel In The Crown (The Raj quartet) (by Paul Scott)

Arrow (07 Apr, 2005)

India 1942: everything is in flux. World War II has shown that the British are not invincible and the self-rule lobby is gaining many supporters. Against this background, Daphne Manners, a young English girl, is brutally raped in the Bibighat Gardens. The racism, brutality and hatred launched upon the head of her young Indian lover echo the dreadful violence perpetrated on Daphne and reveal the desperate st ...

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A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody Murder Mystery) (by Elizabeth Peters)

Robinson Publishing (21 Apr, 2011)

It's 1910. Having brought Egypt firmly under her thumb, Amelia Peabody turns her attention to a harder challenge: Palestine, a province of the crumbling, corrupt Ottoman Empire and the Holy Land of three religions. Hearing that Morley, an English adventurer, has raised money to mount an expedition to search for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem, Emerson and Amelia are persuaded to go after h ...

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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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