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  • Outlanderby Diana Gabaldon

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 12.99

    Jamie made a fire in a sheltered spot, and sat down next to it. The rain had eased to a faint drizzle that misted the air and spangled my eyelashes with rainbows when I looked at the flames. He sat staring into the fire for a long time. Finally he looked up at me, hands clasped around his knees. "I said before that I'd not ask ye things ye had no... more...

  • The Captive Queen and Eleanor of Aquitaineby Alison Weir

    Random House 2011; US$ 27.18

    A special bundle of one fiction and one non-fiction title from bestselling historian Alison Weir, both exploring the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Captive Queen : It is the year 1152 and a beautiful woman of thirty, attended by only a small armed escort, is riding southwards through what is now France, leaving behind... more...

  • The Curious Death of Peter Artediby Theodore W. Pietsch

    Scott & Nix, Inc. 2010; US$ 12.99

    Told through the voice of a pivotal figure in the Age of Enlightenment, this entertaining work of historical fiction explores the world of old Amsterdam and the mysterious death of a young scientist. When Peter Artedi and Carl Linnaeus first meet in March 1729 as students at Uppsala University, they take an immediate liking to each other and soon... more...

  • The Downfallby Emile Zola; E. P. Robins

    The Floating Press 1892; US$ 3.99

    Dazzling romance, political intrigue, military conflict -- this kind of top-rate historical fiction is a heady brew that French writer Emile Zola serves up better than anyone before or since. One of the novels in the author's celebrated Les Rougon-Macquart series, The Downfall follows the travails and triumphs of farmer and soldier Jean Macquart,... more...

  • An Echo in the Boneby Diana Gabaldon

    Orion 2010; US$ 13.98

    The year is 1777. The place, North Carolina. And as the American rebellion grows in intensity, Highlander Jamie Fraser and his wife Claire need to decide which side their family is going to be on. The choice should be an easy one, given that Claire was born in the twentieth century and has already seen the future - in history books. But things... more...

  • Queens' Playby Dorothy Dunnett

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 25.58

    The second book in the world-famous Lymond Chronicles, which bring to life sixteenth-century history through the eyes of one man: Francis Crawford of Lymond. Menaced by England and riven by internal discord, Scotland in 1548 clung to a single hope of survival as a nation - an alliance with France to be sealed by the betrothal of the five-year-old... more...

  • Affairby Amanda Quick

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex.Yet nothing could have prepared her for Baxter St. Ives - an arresting stranger too daring, too determined, too dangerous to be her new man-of-affairs. Still, perhaps he was... more...

  • The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab: Text Classicsby Fergus Hume; Simon Caterson

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 3.99

    The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is the original blockbuster crime novel. Set in the marvellous Melbourne of the late nineteenth century it tells a devilishly tricky tale. more...

  • The Gods of Gothamby Lyndsay Faye

    Headline 2012; US$ 13.98

    August 1845 in New York; enter the dark, unforgiving city underworld of the legendary Five Points... After a fire decimates a swathe of lower Manhattan, and following years of passionate political dispute, New York City at long last forms an official Police Department. That same summer, the great potato famine hits Ireland. These events will... more...

  • The Last Runawayby Tracy Chevalier

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    ?NPR, All Things Considered ?Well-told and engrossing . . . With compelling characters and swift pacing, ČThe Last Runaway adds a worthy new chapter to a story that has consumed generations.? ?USA Today ?Irresistible.? ?O, The Oprah Magazine ?Chevalier admirably weaves historical figures and actual events into a compelling narrative.? ? San... more...