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  • A Sea of Troublesby David Donachie

    Allison & Busby 2012; US$ 7.99

    1794. In the wake of the Glorious First of June, an equivocal success for the British naval fleet against the French Revolutionary forces, Lieutenant John Pearce has pressing matters to attend to. He must undertake an urgent commission from Lord Hood, track down Midshipman Toby Burns, and placate Emily Barclay who, estranged from her husband, is now... more...

  • Arena: Barbarian (Part One of the Roman Arena Series)by Simon Scarrow; T. J. Andrews

    Headline 2012; US$ 2.99

    The first in an ebook-exclusive series of action-packed novellas set in Ancient Rome introducing Pavo, a novice gladiator, and featuring Simon Scarrow's ongoing soldier character Optio Macro. It is AD 41. The savage Gaul Britomaris has defeated the best of the Roman gladiators in the arena. Now a young volunteer, Marcus Valerius Pavo, the son of... more...

  • Homeby Larissa Behrendt

    University of Queensland Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    Candice is a young woman setting out on her first visit to the traditional land of her Aboriginal grandmother. more...

  • Wars of the Roses: Stormbirdby Conn Iggulden

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    Historical fiction master Conn Iggulden retells the gripping story of the English Civil War in this first instalment of his latest Wars of the Roses series. King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead. In 1437 his gentle son comes of age and takes the throne. Frail in body and mind, King Henry VI is dependent on his supporters... more...

  • Gates of Fireby Steven Pressfield

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steven Pressfield's The Profession . The national bestseller! At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after... more...

  • The Fifth Book of Peaceby Maxine Hong Kingston

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Now in this... more...

  • Drowning Ruthby Christina Schwarz

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 9.23

    Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. Winter, 1919. Amanda Starkey spends her days nursing soldiers wounded... more...

  • A Painted Houseby John Grisham

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.99

    The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist-high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that... more...

  • Sarah's Keyby Tatiana de Rosnay

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.49

    Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked... more...

  • A Dublin Student Doctorby Patrick Taylor

    Tom Doherty Associates 2011; US$ 6.79

    Patrick Taylor's devoted readers know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal—and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become. In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve,... more...