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  • The King's Commissionby Dewey Lambdin

    St. Martin's Press 1996; US$ 7.99

    Dewey Lambdin has created one of the greatest characters in historical adventure fiction. Naval officer and rogue, Alan Lewrie is a man of his times and a hero for all times. His equals are Hornblower, Aubrey, and Maturin?sailors beloved by readers all over the world. In The King's Commission , Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes the examination for Lieutenancy... more...

  • The King's Privateerby Dewey Lambdin

    St. Martin's Press 1996; US$ 7.99

    The fourth book in the Alan Lewrie series. 1783: His Majesty's secret agent... Back from war in the Americas, young navy veteran Alan Lewrie finds London pure pleasure. Then, at Plymouth he boards the trading ship Telesto to find out why merchantmen are disappearing in the East Indies. Between the pungent shores of Calcutta and teeming Canton, Lewrie?reunited... more...

  • The King's Coatby Dewey Lambdin

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE CLASSIC SERIES OF ALAN LEWRIE NAVAL ADVENTURES 1780: Seventeen-year-old Alan Lewrie is a brash, rebellious young libertine. So much so that his callous father believes a bit of navy discipline will turn the boy around. Fresh aboard the tall-masted Ariadne, Midshipman Lewrie heads for the war-torn Americas, finding--rather... more...

  • Hornblower in the West Indiesby C.S. Forester

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 10.14

    1815, the Napoleonic Wars are over. Yet peace continues to elude Horatio Hornblower overseas ? As an admiral struggling to impose order in the chaotic aftermath of the French wars, Horatio Hornblower, Commander-in-chief of His Majesty?s ships and vessels in the West Indies, must still face savage pirates, reckless revolutionaries and a violent hurricane.... more...

  • Brooklynby Colm Tóibín

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.68

    *** Includes the first chapter of Colm Tóibín's stunning new novel, Nora Webster *** Brooklyn is a devastating story of love, loss and one woman's terrible choice between duty and personal freedom. It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges... more...

  • Geminiby Dorothy Dunnett

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 11.27

    'Dunnett's legion of devoted readers will need no recommendation to buy GEMINI. They would, I imagine, walk barefoot to the bookshop over broken glass to get it ... Anyone reading this novel, even as an introduction to Dunnett's work will, I suspect, join that band of admirers' Sunday Times GEMINI represents the final appearance of Nicholas de Fleury,... more...

  • The Touchby Colleen McCullough

    Random House 2012; US$ 11.27

    'Fast-moving and immensely readable ... a page turner from start to finish' Maeve BinchyAlexander Kinross is remembered in his native Scotland only as a shiftless boilermaker's apprentice. But when he writes from Australia to summon his bride, his relatives realize he is now a man to be reckoned with. Arriving in Sydney after a difficult voyage, sixteen-year-old... more...

  • The Pillars of the Earthby Ken Follett

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.06

    A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett's classic historical masterpiece. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the... more...

  • The Seamstressby Maria Duenas

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.68

    María Dueńas's million copy best-selling tale of adventure, tragedy, love and war, The Seamstress, a Richard and Judy 2012 book club pick. Spain, 1936 and the brink of civil war. Aged twelve, Sira Quiroga was apprenticed to a Madrid dressmaker. As she masters the seamstress's art, her life seems to be clearly mapped out - until she falls... more...

  • Hide Me Among the Gravesby Tim Powers

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 4.36

    From multi-award-winning fantasy writer Tim Powers: a secret history of 19th-century London. London, 1862: a city of stinking fog and dark, winding streets. Adelaide McKee, a former prostitute, arrives on the doorstep of veterinary doctor John Crawford, a man she met once seven years earlier and the father of her only child, long presumed... more...